Dogs are one of the happiest creatures. Dog’s love to go on walks, it is the time of the day that they are most excited about. So, it makes it important for you to take your best friend on a walk. Walking your dog has many mental benefits for you as well as your dog especially in these times when you have to remain inside your house for most of the day. Walks or just going outside for a few moments provide your dog with a sense of relief, do his business, and gives him time to play and interact with other dogs, which is very important for his development.
Dog parents often come across this question as to what is the best time for you to take your dog outside: Morning, Afternoon, or Evening. Ideally, you need to take your dog on a walk at least twice a day. If you want to decide how much and what time is best for you to take your dog out, many factors have to be taken into account which include health, lifestyle, breed, and age. You should also not take your dog out for a walk just after you served him a delicious meal. The happy dog can have stomach problems if there is vigorous activity on a full stomach.
Morning: Morning walks come with benefits for both the dog parent as well as the dog. Waking up and going for a walk for about 30 mins can be very beneficial for the dog. The morning walks during summers are the most important because it is at this time of the day that the temperatures are on the lower ends. You can wake up at 6 or 7 and take your dog for a walk before giving him breakfast. If you have picked a time for the dog to take a walk then you need to stick to that time. If there’s any delay you tend to shake up your dog’s whole routine. The morning walk should be only half an hour and should be the longest of the day. If you are going to your office and you are separated from your dog, this morning walk will help to vent out some of the built-up energy which would otherwise be directed towards destroying things.
Afternoon: Afternoons are not always considered the best time to take your dog out as most of the people are already off to their jobs and your furry little friend is at home relaxing. It is also not a wise choice if you live in the city as there is a lot of rush during the day, making it hard for you and your dog to have a fun time together. If you think it is necessary you can still take your dog out for a small run or walk for not more than 15 minutes as in this time your best friend can stretch its legs and have some time to reenergize. But if you live in the suburbs or a village then you can surely utilize this time to take your dog out to the doggy park and have some bonding time together. But afternoon walks during the summer can be dangerous for you as well as your dog, with the sun blazing upon you, there is an increased chance of heatstroke.
Evening: Evenings at all places are supposed to be quiet and relaxing with people coming back from work. You can take your dog out with your family for a walk on the empty streets and let him explore the surroundings. You can also take this time for yourself to relax and let off the steam after a long tiring day. With your dog waiting for you patiently all day inside the house this can be a treat for him and also allow him to utilize all the excess energy that has been built-up throughout the day. If you can’t take your dog out during the morning then you need to make up to your furry friend by letting him enjoy the freedom for a little longer. Let him play, run around, explore and sniff things everywhere, this will help him to release all his energy so that he can doze off after reaching home.