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Raise Money While Walking a Dog

Walk a Dog and Raise Money

Have you heard of the app called Walk the Dog? I know I have mentioned this fantastic app a while ago, but it’s so awesome I wanted to share it again! We all know that walking our pups is a great bonding time and a great way to enjoy the outdoors. As a triple bonus, we can also log some extra steps on our Fitbit!

As always there are countless benefits from walking with your pups!

  • Walking helps to keep you and your dog more healthy
  • Regular exercise controls their weight
  • Destructive behavior could be eliminated- regular walks and exercise can reduce behavior from your dog that is destructive such as chewing and digging.
  • A walk can also help your pup get rid of some of that extra energy they might have
  • Increases the bond between you and your dog and he or she will gain more trust with you

 

Want to know how to get started with WalkForADog?

  • First, download the Walk for a Dog app (a free download)
  • Before you go on your walk, open the app to get all the steps counted for
  • For each mile walked, money will be donated to the rescue you chose
  • To setup which shelter or rescue you would like to walk for you can go to the set up page and under each state the participating organizations will be listed
  • Your route, mileage, and speed are tracked
  • You do not have to have a dog of your own to use this app

This is such a great way to give back to the shelter or rescue of your choice! If you do not have a four-legged companion of your own you should consider volunteering at your local shelter and walk some of the adoptable pups looking for their forever home!

To learn more information to go www.wooftrax.com

 

Three ways to calm your pup with exercise

Calm your high energy dog with exercise

Exercise

Do you have a high energy dog that seems to never get tired? Here are 3 tips for calming your dog with exercise:

1) Schedule play time in addition to walk.

A regular, routine session of play can do great things for the dogs that have extra energy. Take your pups favorite toys outside for some playtime. Playing fetch is a great way to get some energy out! If its raining out, indoor play can be fun too! To get some energy out of our pups we play “find it.” With this, we hide a treat and they have to find it. They love playing this game! Another way to get some energy out is to play tug-o-war. Add a time in your everyday schedule for playtime with your pooch!

2) Set up a dog playground with friends or visit a dog park

Playgroups and dog parks can be another way to getting your pup more exercise if your pup is well-socialized with other dogs. Our boy Kooper LOVES playgroups! He loves running around playing with the other pups and he is a tired pup for the rest of the day! Play time with other dogs is a great social interaction and awesome for getting your pup some exercise. Always supervise your dog during these playgroups.

3) Make exercise a regular thing for your pup!

Dogs are just like humans-they need regular exercise! Getting your pup on a routine will help relax him. With getting regular exercise everyday will help establish a routine in your dog’s life as well as dissolve extra energy. Hiring a dog walker is a great way to help you establish a calming routine of daily walks for your dog if your schedule varies.

And don’t forget the common saying is a tired dog is a good dog!