Anonymous
Anonymous asked in PetsDogs · 4 weeks ago

What's the point of walking a dog on the street?

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  • 4 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.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    To get out a bit, with getting more exercise, as dogs are kept in captivity.

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Take the harness, obey the road rules.

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    • Neengefan
      Lv 7
      3 weeks agoReport

      Harnesses are for tracking, not the walk, your dog should be at your side, not 2, 4, 6 feet in front. You are no longer the pack leader but the follower.

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  • 4 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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  • 4 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. 

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  • David
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

    It's better than leaving them inside to s#it on the rug.

    • Anna
      Lv 5
      4 weeks agoReport

      That's what the garden is for, for them to piss and poo.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    for them to breathe fresh air

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Where do you expect them to be walked? On the rooftops of peoples homes?

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  • Jojo
    Lv 7
    4 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.

     

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  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Exercise, training, socialisation and keeping its nail short....

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