The Holidays are a really busy time of year. The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day are a lot of fun, but for most people, they pass in a blur. There’s just so much that needs to be done, and with so much attention on planning and preparation, it’s really easy to fall behind on your regular daily routine.
That’s why during the Holidays the first daily activity that gets cut from the roster is walking the dog. It’s a shame because dogs need walks during the Holidays maybe more than at any other time. It can be really disruptive for dogs to have their routines completely changed while also introducing them to so many new people as relatives and friends come for a festive visit.
The best thing you can do for your dog this Holiday season is to hire a dog walker so they can maintain their regular routine while you focus on getting ready for all of your seasonal entertaining.
Here are the top three reasons why you need a dog walker this Thanksgiving:
Exercise Calms Dogs
Regular exercise has a calming effect on dogs and allows them to burn any extra energy they have. You won’t need to worry about your dog running around the house knocking over decorations or visitors. Your dog’s energy levels will be much more manageable and they will be less rambunctious when greeting your guests.
When your dog gets the proper exercise she will also be more inclined to nap throughout the day, giving you time to entertain your family and friends without also needing to tend to your energetic pup.
It’s not just people who put on a couple of pounds over Thanksgiving. Between the extra dog treats and hearty table scraps, (not to mention all the skipped walks) it’s easy to see how dogs can also put on some serious weight this time of year.
Regular exercise has a positive effect on your dog’s metabolism, it helps them breakdown their food faster while storing less fat. So if you are going to give scruffy some table scraps it’s best to make sure they also have a way of staying in shape.
It’s really easy to overbook yourself when you have family coming in from out of town and a schedule packed full of seasonal get-togethers. Your dog is likely the last thing on your mind while you’re trying to stuff the turkey or get the house organized before company arrives.
Your dog might be confused why they’re not getting their usual belly rubs and back scratches, and before they know it the house is full of unfamiliar faces, more people than your dog has ever seen before! While everyone is chatting and catching up, your poor pup fades into the background.
No one wants to feel left out during Thanksgiving, so if you don’t have time to spend with your dog over the busy Thanksgiving weekend, it’s a good idea to make sure your dog has someone to take care of her.
Hiring a dog walker is a great way to make sure your dog gets that much-needed one on one time while you’re busy visiting with loved ones and watching the football game.
Dogs crave routine. It gives their days structure and by knowing what to expect they develop a sense of security. So when their routine is interrupted it’s really easy for them to feel forgotten. With the simple gesture of hiring a dog walker, you can make sure your dog is well taken care of this Thanksgiving.