1999 called. They would like their structured walks back.
A well-trained dog should walk by our side, right? Well, it’s 2019 and I am here to tell you that we know a lot more about walking our dogs than we did back then. For context, I am writing about walks for companion animals to provide enrichment, decompression, and joy. Dogs need to move through their environment to explore, process olfactory information, to decompress, and use their bodies. This requires shifting between freedom and cooperation. For example, you are walking i