- NatashaLv 74 weeks ago
There's multiple reasons why:-
- to provide physical exercise, not only for the dog but also for the handler too. This prevents obesity which can otherwise cause some health problems - both for dogs and people - like heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer (especially since some dogs as a breed are prone to cancer, like boxers, pugs and rottweilers).
- to help burn up excess energy, especially in dogs which are a very active breed, such as a border collie, dalmatian or Rhodesian Ridgeback.
- it's in order to provide a dog with the mental stimulation which they gain from seeing things on a walk.
- in order to satisfy their instinct to migrate and hunt for food, as they naturally would in the wild.
- it's also to help a dog be socialized with other dogs, with other animals, as well as with people, which is important, especially from puppy hood. It's important that a puppy is socialized as much as possible at a young age, in order to prevent behavioral problems - like aggression or timidity - from developing.
- to get them used to everyday sights and sounds, like traffic for example.
- if walking on a hard pavement, it can help to wear their claws down, which can help if the dog dislikes having their claws trimmed, since not all dogs are happy having it done.
- Aquarius 1011Lv 64 weeks ago
To get out a bit, with getting more exercise, as dogs are kept in captivity.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
Take the harness, obey the road rules.
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- LorraineLv 74 weeks ago
It's just as important as walking them always in grassy / wooded areas. All dogs should be taught to walk along a road and not take any notice of cars, bikes, people and other dogs or anything else that might crop up.
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- BeverlyLv 64 weeks ago
Any kind of exercise is better than none. Some people don't have a yard, a car to get them to a park or trail, so the street it is.
- DavidLv 54 weeks ago
It's better than leaving them inside to s#it on the rug.
- Aril DaineLv 64 weeks ago
for them to breathe fresh air
- ☆ΣПIGMΛ☆Lv 64 weeks ago
Where do you expect them to be walked? On the rooftops of peoples homes?
- JojoLv 74 weeks ago
I personally do not think dogs have much of a life if `all` the exercise they get is plodding along an urban street on a lead.
Dogs just love to run free in the woods and fields and most well trained dogs do not wander far from their owner when allowed their freedom. Obviously a good recall is required if a dog is allowed off lead in public woods and rural footpaths which can go across open fields.
However......Exercising a dog on the streets is somewhat a bit better than not exercising the dog at all, and small lapdogs may be content with a half hour stroll around the housing estate, but certainly not larger dogs and working type dogs. JMO.
- MaxiLv 74 weeks ago
Exercise, training, socialisation and keeping its nail short....