October 1st marks the start of National Walk Your Dog Week! This week-long celebration promotes a healthier lifestyle and encourages pet parents to take their furry friends on a walk for seven days straight, beginning today.
Walking your dog is much more than just getting in some extra steps. Regular exercise can improve a dog’s behavior, helping them feel calmer, more confident, reducing displays of “bad” behavior (i.e., rough play, destructive chewing, aggressive barking or hyperactivity, among others). As we discussed in our blog last week, this is the perfect time of year to be outside with your pup — the weather is beautiful and dogs LOVE smelling the new aromas that only come about from fall. Allowing our dogs to stop and sniff that fire hydrant or pile of leaves they’re pulling us towards will make their walk even more enriching. According to iheartdogs.com, sniffing a particular scent and then interpreting the information is a dog’s version of a mental workout (there’s your fun fact for the week! 😉).
The most rewarding aspect of walks with your canine companion is that they’ll help strengthen the bond the two of you share! What better way to show our dogs how much they mean to us than setting aside time out of our schedules just for them.
We’re celebrating this week with you and your pup with an exciting giveaway! Three of you will receive a free Kradle Trial Bundle, giving you a chance try out all of our unique products — Chews, Toppers and Melts. If stress triggers ever pop up on your dog walks — for example, triggered by another dog or an unfamiliar stranger — all Kradle products are easy to carry and use on-the-go. Our Melts are portable and have a quick-dissolving delivery great for calming sudden triggers. They fit nicely in a backpack, handbag, or even zipper pocket!
Head over to our Facebook page and comment on our recent post to be considered to receive our free Trial Bundle, valued at $52! All you have to do is tell us where you plan to walk with your dog this week (we’d love to see a picture of your pooch too). We’ll announce who the lucky pet parents are at the end of the week, October 7th.
Ready to lace up your sneakers and prepare your pup’s paw pads? Have a fun week with your dog exploring new places, sniffing all the fall smells and enjoying the slew of physical and mental benefits that come along with exercise.