Walk your dog regularly and they’ll be healthy: this is what we are used to reading. But how often do you walk your dog? And how often should you? What about during winter? And how to get the most out of a dog walk? Get the answers to all those questions here!
How often should you walk your dog?
As a general rule, you should walk your dog 3 – 4 times per day for at least 15 minutes. But this can vary according to your dog’s:
- age, size and health conditions
- eating habits
While for smaller dogs a walk a day might be enough, high-energy dog breeds will require more than one walk per day. Is your dog one of those breeds? Are you a sporty person who wants to spend more time with your dog exercising? Maybe you’re not sure how much exercise your dog really needs. In that case, it’s good to make a visit to your vet. They will be happy to provide you with helpful tips and walking advice for your dog’s specific circumstances.