You Don’t Have to Resign Yourself to a Lazy, Out of Shape Dog

» Posted by on Oct 14, 2018 in Pet Care | 0 comments

We all love dogs. They make great companions. Unfortunately, while you might be able to give all the love your dog needs, you may not be able to find the time to give your dog the exercise they need. This is a common problem for business-involved individuals and families. The dog gets pets and cuddles in the morning and evening, but no one is available for anything but a quick trip outside.

Not giving dogs the full amount of exercise they require can cause serious issues. The dog could become anxious and misbehave, leading to property damage. They can also become overweight and unhealthy because they aren’t able to get out and walk off their calories.

Watching a dog become anxious or gain weight because we don’t have time to meet their needs can be heartbreaking. It can make it feel like there’s only one option: either choose your schedule or your dog.

Thankfully, you don’t have to choose between working and having a dog (as if you could ever make that choice anyway). There are plenty of ways you can get that extra long walk in with your pet.

You can consider a reasonable schedule reorganization, for example. Get up earlier and do your workout with your dog. You can do some fast walking or jogging with your dog, thus helping both of you stay fit.

You might also consider sharing the responsibility with a neighbor. You could switch off evenings with your neighbor taking your dog and their dog for a long walk one night and then you taking them the next.

While those options sound great, there are plenty of people who can’t make those compromises work. There’s no need to feel hopeless, though. There are now businesses that are designed to help people just like you.

These businesses are designed to help you take care of your pets in a natural way that doesn’t require your pets going anywhere they aren’t comfortable. Your pet can stay at home and someone will come attend to them.

In Austin, there are services like Walk ATX which offer pet walking for any amount of time, and all for a very reasonable rate. Your city is sure to have their own services as well. Shop around and find the best option from the company with the best reviews.

With the help of one of these services, you can make sure your dog is staying healthy and feeling good, even when you lack the time to take care of them fully in this way. Your dog can start being outside for the full afternoon, enjoying the sun and getting all that extra energy out, so that by the time you get home, they’re tired and ready for those cuddles you both need.

Whatever option you choose, there are ways you can take care of the exercise needs for your pets. With a little creativity or a little research, you can make sure everyone in the house is as healthy and happy as they need to be.

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