Why It’s Important To Walk Your Humans

by Bunny Hound on
Bunny here at the keyboard with some things I wanted to share with you during National Walk Your Dog Week.

There’s been a lot of talk this week directed at humans about why they should walk their dogs every day.  However, there are a lot of reasons why we canines should get our humans out and walk them.  I talked with the rest of my canine family and we decided to each share our reasons about why you should walk your humans.

Twists And Turns -- Tales and Tails

Twists and Turns

Flattery’s Reason

Walking your human is good for their health.  I know that sounds obvious, but it’s something we need to remember.  There are humans out there who say they can’t run or work out or hike for some reason, but almost all of them can take a walk.  It’s one of the best things for them that there is.  It’s good for their heart, exercises their legs and can even make their backs feel better.  Since we got tough on our Mom and started demanding daily walks in July, we’ve walked ten pounds off her.  She says she still has a long way to go, which is fine with me because it means we’ll be walking for a long time to come.

Flattered by Fall -- Tales and Tails

Flattered by Fall

Küster’s Reason

Not only is walking your human good for their body, but it’s good for their mind, too.  You may have heard us mention before that walking your dog in different places is one thing you can do to prevent Canine Cognitive Disorder.  Well, it’s good for your human’s brain to see new things every day, too.  After a good walk, a human’s brain is a lot more active, alert and focused.  This means that they can then throw the tennis ball for you for a much longer time later on.  I say it’s a win for all involved.

Through the Tall Tall Grass -- Tales and Tails

Through the Tall, Tall Grass…

Morgan’s Reason

I don’t want to shock any young puppies out there, but there are humans who go out walking without a dog.  I know, it’s shocking, but I’ve seen it lots of times when I take my humans out on walks.  Walking with a dog, even a small one, makes a human a lot safer out on walks.  Just this weekend, we walked past a man standing out on the street looking very suspicious.  I gave one deep bark to say, “Stay away from these people, evil perpetrator, they’re with me!  You don’t want a piece of me.”  The man jumped about five feet in the air and he steered clear of us.  If someone is looking for a person to bother, they’re a lot more likely to pick a person without a dog, because we know how to sound the alarm and let’s face it, these teeth aren’t JUST for smiling at the camera.  It’s not just people you have to watch out for, either.  There are marauding cats out there and other crazy things.

Morgan -- Tales and Tails

Sunny Days

Bunny’s Reason

No matter what kind of job your human does to earn green paper, they still feel stress.  Taking a walk after work is one of the world’s best stress relievers.  They need a little time away from technology and all the pressures of the world.  Taking a walk together is time for them to just focus on you and the world around you both.  Make sure they get a chance to sniff the flowers and look at the sky every day.  It will make the rest of your evening together a lot more pleasant and relaxed.

Leaf Peeper -- Tales and Tails

Leaf Peeper

Humans are special creatures who sometimes need a little reminder to do things that are good for them.  There are a lot of other reasons why you should walk your humans besides the ones we listed, but these are the ones we thought were the most important,  So, fetch your leash, stand by the back door and make sure you take your humans for regular walks.  You’ll both be glad you did.

 

 

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  • Jen

    Elka’s reason for taking me for a walk would be “Okay, we keep talking about needing more exercise and—what’s that over there? Is that a BABY?! Can I–oh, they’re gone. But it’s good to see new sights and get new smells in my nose and–THOSE PEOPLE ARE COMING RIGHT AT US WITH A DOG. Hey, thanks for the hot dog. Oh, they crossed the street. So did that guy. Why didn’t he want to–oh, hey, hot dog. This smells nice. We’re still walking? I have to pee. What?”

  • Sue Dyer

    You obviously take good care of your mum and dad.

    Polly says she’d love to walk with Morgan, so she can put those pesky cats in their place:)

    Hope you have a lovely week.

  • YES – it is a tough job but we have to make them peeps get up and moving

  • Two French Bulldogs

    Very good and boy do we agree. Walking humans help the relax
    Lily & Edward

  • All such great reasons. I need my daily walk with the fluffies to unwind 🙂

  • M. K. Clinton

    Excellent reasons from everyone! We also need to protect ours from marauding cats and roaming dogs. My mom says congratulations on the ten pounds! Woo Hoo! Bentley Basset ☺

  • Rebecca Fuentes

    Walking with my first dog kept me sane as my step-daughter became a teenager. She was determined to live down to all the worst teen stereotypes, but my big fella and I could find a little peace everyday. <3

  • Wonderful advice from you and your siblings, Bunny! 🙂

  • jan

    We always feel sorry for humans that they can’t smell the neighborhood news like dogs do. It would make life more interesting for them.

  • Dory and the Mama

    So many wonderful reasons to walk our humans…I made sure to take Mama out this morning….It is a bit harder to talk Daddy into walking, we will have to forward your post to him!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  • Sara, oreo & chewy

    Having just gotten back from a long walk in the woods after work….these reasons are all perfect!

    You are four very, very smart dogs. Many happy walks to you!

  • SGilbert

    Love today’s blog by Flattery, Kuster, Morgan and Bunny reasons for walking! You need to write a book or children books and share all of your fabulous pictures of the dogs! All reasons are so true! Enjoy your 3 weeks of fall break. Fall is so beautiful!

  • Emma

    I love this post, so nice to hear from each of you! We don’t understand dog owners that walk without their dogs, it makes no sense, but sometimes humans are somehow misguided. Happy walking you guys!

  • Morgan, I really want to whisper to you that you are correct about the protection that dogs give! I got greyhounds after several attempts on my life in the early 90’s!

  • Those are all really wonderful reasons! I haven’t been able to go for my regular walks due to an injury and I really miss it.

  • Casey the Boxer

    Grreat reasons all around! We have to do everything we can to keep our humans safe and healthy.

  • Beautiful pictures and great reasons to walk the humans 🙂