Keep those pups moving, January is Walk Your Dog Month


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    As 2019 approaches, it is important to keep your dog’s health a priority. Besides taking your pets to the vet regularly, it is important to remember to walk them.

    January is Walk Your Dog Month. While the cold weather may keep you from heading out with your pups, walking them is essential not only to keep them healthy, but it also helps with behavioral issues.

    According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, more than 45 percent of dogs are classified as overweight or obese.

    Walking your dog regularly can help with weight control, keep it from destructive behavior, help with mental stimulation and get both the pet owner and dog moving.

    Walking your dog also gives special bonding time and an opportunity to work on training techniques.

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