A little story about Jack and Dianne dogs. And why they need dog walking
You wont find many studies on this, because vets and celebrities don't make any money from walking dogs. That is why they will talk about dog food and endorse grain foods but not talk about what dogs really need - regular off lead dog walks.
Walking daily in dog parks we usually see the very few regulars and a host of one off dog owners who are walking a dog for a rare treat on its day off.
I sometimes posit that the owners wouldn't like being locked in a room all day without internet or phone connection, not allowed to contact or see another human being - and they usually don't get that is what a dog being made to stay at home all day is doing.
Because human rights are always going to be way more significant that dog rights.
At the moment we all know about Oscars law, laws about freeing dogs from hot cars, in some states in America there is legislation under way to stop dogs being tied up in the back yard all day. But these are like keeping a dog on life support.
Great that these dog improvements are happening - but what about the 97% of dogs that don't get regular off lead dog walks every day or every second or third or fourth day? How can saving a dog from a pound or from a puppy mill or a pet shop be considered a real rescue when you just swap the small prison for a larger one called a back yard?
If anyone read my blog regularly they might be shocked with the militant attitude that I sometimes adopt, but that comes with the territory with being a 100% supporter of dogs rights. It may not get me extra business but you can understand once you have been to a dog park regularly and seen the incredible transformation of rescue dogs into free animals without anxiety, with improved physical and mental health, why I know it to be so important for EVERY living dog.