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Do you love your dog? Has your dog been whining a lot, or chewing up walls, or peeing in your house? Well, maybe it’s time for you to take a walk with your dog for a week. Walk Your Dog Week is a week holiday dedicated to bringing your dog a healthier lifestyle. If you love your dog, then taking a walk with is a good way to spend time with them and keep them happy and healthy for a long time. Whether your dog is big or small, giving them the exercise they need will probably help them overall, and so, with that, let’s learn about this week of exercise and fun!

History of Walk Your Dog Week

Walk Your Dog Week was founded in 2010 by Celebrity Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Advocate Colleen Paige, to bring awareness to canine obesity and canine behavior in America. It was originally supposed to be a day holiday, but after contemplation, Paige decided that a day was not enough time to get people’s dogs into a routine and help their pets and owners change their lifestyles. She believed that once people started seeing the changes in their dogs, it will encourage them to keep taking care of their dogs and be excited about spending time walking them.

According to Paige, if a dog is kept all day long in a crate or a yard, it can lead to destructive behavior, where due to the dog’s loneliness and boredom, they can lead to various medical issues such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. So, walking your dog can decrease those medical issues and destructive behaviors and improve the dog’s overall health. This holiday was based on the concern for dogs and their well being because, for many dog lovers, these animals make up a huge part of a person’s life and leave lasting impressions for all kinds of people.

How to Celebrate Walk Your Dog Week

So, how do you make walking your dog more fun for the both of you? Put your dog in a costume and walk around your neighborhood. You can go exploring and see new locations every day. You can also have them go to a dog park and let them visit other dogs, depending on if they like other dogs or not. You can also have children walk your dog, so they also learn the responsibility of taking care of an animal. In the end, it’s all about you and your dog, so get walking.

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