How to make your dog walk more fun in 5 steps
Dog walks are fun and help your dog stay healthy. At least twice a day you and your dog should hit the roads and enjoy the open space and exercise. But what about when when it rains? Yes. What about on a cold day? Yes, this is no excuse either.
26 September 2017
Dog walks are fun and help your dog stay healthy. At least twice a day you and your dog should hit the roads (the road of your neighbourhood at least) and enjoy the open space and exercise. But what about when when it rains? Yes. What about on a cold day? Yes, this is no excuse either.
If you have ever felt like there are hundreds of things you’d rather do than walking your dog, don’t feel guilty, we’ve all been there. What you really need are new ways to spice up your dog walks. Good news: we have compiled 5 of the easiest ways to make your dog walk more fun.
1. Dog walks? Never alone
Lacking motivation? Ask a friend or relative to join you on a walk with your dog. In a short time, you will achieve a lot. Your dog, you and your friend or relative, will benefit from each other’s company. At the same time you will reach the recommended amount of exercise which is good for your dog’s health.
2. Walk your dog with a (virtual) friend
Assuming that your friends will join you every time you walk the dog is unrealistic. Better yet, turn on your smartphone and let your friends know you and your dog are out and about.
Use the Tractive Dog Walk App’s new feature called Dog Walk Public Live Sharing and start sharing your your walk in real time. Simply tap on the live sharing button on the right corner of the Dog Walk App and your friends will start cheering for your from home. Some may as well decide to jump out the sofa and meet you!
What exactly is the Tractive Dog Walk App?
The Tractive Dog Walk App records and geo-tracks your dog walks. By using your phone’s internal GPS sensor the Dog Walk app can measure, calculate and record any dog walk you take. Because GPS signal can be influenced by the surroundings you are in, get the best out of the Tractive Dog Walk App by using the app while you are outside.The Tractive Dog Walk App is available both for Android and iOS with free download from the device specific App Stores.
What if my friends don’t have the Dog Walk App?
That’s not a big deal! When you share your dog walk’s path with a friend by using the supported social media, he or she will receive a link. This link represents your dog walk and redirects your friends to the Tractive Dog Walk website.
3. Take pictures, make memories
The pictures we take of our dogs are dear to us. They symbolise a unique bond and they can remain in our memories for a long time. When you walk your dog, start the Dog Walk app and make memories that will stay forever. Simply tap on the camera icon on the Dog Walk App’s right corner and snap a picture!
Taking pictures while we walk our dog is the perfect way to seize the moment and turn everyday into something worth remembering! Once the picture is taken, it will pop up in the exact spot you took it, and will be visible along your route. In this way, we make it easier to share your dog’s pictures and daily walk with all of your friends.
4. Good time for a change
Finding new paths for your dog walks is important. This prevents you and your dog from falling into repetitive habits. The easiest way to add some fun to your dog walk is to go somewhere new. Choose a park you have never been before… it may turn up to be an adventure to remember!
5. Pump up the motivation
If your dog is lazy, he or she may need some treats or games to complete the afternoon walk. Knowing what motivates your pet the most will make it easier to choose what to bring along during your dog walk.
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