Voucher Code for a Free Dog Walk in Louisville KY
With our busy on the go lifestyles, sometimes certain things get left undone. One of the most common things if you are a dog owner is walking your dog during the day. The guilt felt sometimes while you’re eating lunch and can’t make it home or burning the midnight oil can be unbearable, but with the advances in modern technology, you can absolve that guilt very easily.
WAG is a dog walking company similar to Uber, but for dog walking.
Wag! co-founder and CEO Joshua Viner missed his childhood pet, a Shetland Sheepdog named Brittany. Given his busy schedule as a tech entrepreneur in LA, Joshua was worried about committing to a dog of his own and his family and friends convinced him that it wouldn’t be fair. The more he thought about it, though, the more passionate he became about making dog ownership easier for busy people like him.
Using his background in building consumer tech companies and scaling them to millions of users, Josh founded Wag! with the mission to make it easier to own a dog. Wag’s goal is to be your dog’s button on your phone.
Josh connected with Jason Meltzer, Wag!’s co-founder and Chief Dog Officer, and the founder of Surfdog LA, one of Los Angeles’ best loved dog walking services. And the rest is . . . Wag!
Wag has launched their walking service in LA and San Francisco, with other major cities to follow.
With so many apps to help make our lives easier it’s about time that our furry loved ones have an app for themselves on our phones!
HOW OFTEN SHOULD ONE WALK THEIR DOG?
The following are the factors that can affect how many times you need to walk your dog each day:
- Dog breed. There are some breeds that have a small bladder, and this can affect frequency.
- Dog size. Shorter and fewer walks are usually recommended for small breeds.
- Owner’s schedule. If you have a busy work schedule, then you can probably only walk the dog one or two times a day.
- Dogs having diarrhea. This will require more walks to prevent eliminating in the house.
- Dogs with illnesses. Some are advised by their vets to stay inside the house until further notice.
- Dog’s energy level. Some dogs have high energy levels, which require more walks.
- Dog’s diet. If you give your dog low residue food, that means elimination may only come once every two days, so frequent walks are not as necessary for elimination but are for exercising and urination.
Two of the main goals of dog walking is for exercising and socializing. Regular exercise is important for a dog’s overall health, and in particular to help keep him from getting fat and lazy.
But the main goal you should keep in mind for the walks is to firmly establish in the dog’s mind that YOU are the “alpha” leader, not the dog. This is critical to the mental health and stability of the dog! As explained in this article on the DogBreedInfo.com website:
For a dog to be mentally stable, you as an owner must take your dog for daily walks to release mental and physical energy. The proper way to walk a dog is the dog walking either beside you, or behind you, and never in front of you. This may seem petty in a human’s mind, however it means a lot in a dog’s mind. When a human allows a dog to walk in front, they are sending signals to the dog that he is leading the human. Instinct tells a dog that the leader goes first. A lack of exercise allows the buildup of the mental energy which would otherwise be released in a proper walk, and permitting a dog to be pack leader can cause many behavioral problems in a dog—such as, but not limited to, hyper-activity, neurotic and/or obsessive-compulsive behaviors—all of which are signs of a dog that is not mentally stable.
Walking your dog also helps prevent urinary tract infections because your dog urinates regularly and thus, the bacteria are driven out of the bladder and the urinary tract. It will also affect your dog’s urine routine if kept delayed for a long time. A regular bowel movement can also be developed with frequent walking outside. It also allows the owner to see cues of possible health problems such as changes in the color, consistency, smell or frequency.
Another thing that makes dog walking very important is socialization. If your dog takes time out in the morning or afternoon spending time outside, he can meet many other dogs and see tons of people; he will be socialized well and will not develop anxiety and fear problems.