Goldendoodles are active dogs and they need to use up their stored energy on a daily basis. If they miss out on this, they are likely to be restless and that can lead to mischief. As a rule, walking your dog every day is really a good idea. It will give you and your Goldendoodle time to spend together and keep both of you healthy.
There are numerous reasons why you need to be deliberate about getting into the outdoors with your dog. This post looks at some of the ways a daily walk will be of benefit to your Goldendoodle:
Walking Your Dog – Benefits and Why It’s So Important
Walking is one of dogs favorite activity, they enjoy walking because they do not consider it as an exercise. While walking, they also play, sniff around the park, make new dog friends, and also they get some fresh air.
Here are 7 reasons why you should walk your dog.
*They are able to change their boring, or passive routine they have inside the house.
*While out walking, your dog is most likely going to meet other dogs, then your dog will become more familiar and socially interacting with new animals!
*Walking your dog can be a great time to work on training your dog.
Generally speaking, walking your Goldendoodle will help him do what he does best — explore. You give him the chance to be the dog he is when you get him out of the house and into nature.
Part of being a dog is sniffing around, so whenever you take your dog out, expect this kind of behavior. Don’t be annoyed with your Goldendoodle or angrily pull on her leash when she wants to sniff every other thing. It’s just who she is. The following post offers a little more insight on this:
Why You Should Let Your Dog Sniff During Walks
If you’ve read anything I’ve written for Dogster, chances are you’ve heard of my dog Buster… When Buster first came to us as a foster, I remember how amped up he would get after runs. We would run for 3 to 4 miles, and he would come home and act like a lunatic. Turns out that for some dogs, physical activity really gets them going, and they have a hard time coming back down from the excitement.
So I started incorporating mental stimulation into our daily regimen. We would play hide and seek in the house, and he would sniff out treats on the BUSTER ActivityMat. We also slowed it down on walks sometimes, and I would let him sniff around at whatever his little heart desired.
As wonderful as outdoor excursions with your Doodle can be, it is important to be sensitive to the increase in temperature as summer progresses. Be careful about exposing your Goldendoodle to extreme heat. Here’s more on that:
This Is What Happens if You Walk Your Dogs on Hot Pavement
At this time of year, everywhere you go you see people walking their dogs. But on the really hot summer days – 75 degrees and higher – you can’t help but wince when you see dogs being walked on streets and sidewalks. Their paw pads are akin to having really callused feet, so remember, if it’s too hot for you walk barefoot, it’s too hot for them. Please share so others are aware! Pads aren’t always visibly burned when a dog’s been injured. Here are some symptoms that those toes have been toasted:
- Limping or refusing to walk
- Redness or darkening of the pads
- Swelling or blisters
- Excessive licking and chewing of the feet
Adding a Goldendoodle to the family is a great way to bring more zest and color to your life. If you are looking for a Goldendoodle puppy to enrich your family, definitely consider a second-to-none pup from Blue Ridge Goldendoodles. To begin the process of acquiring one, click the “Application” tab on the website and complete the form. If you have any questions, use the “Contact” link to get in touch.