Why is it necessary to walk small dogs? All about dogs on!
A harmful but still common myth is that little dogs do not need to walk, they put a diaper on and the pet is happy. In the end, they say, we do not force him to endure through force.
If the owner is satisfied with this option, you can, of course, teach the dog to go to the toilet on a diaper. But this does not cancel the need for walking! Small dogs have the same needs as large ones. Including the need to carry out species-typical behavior, to study the world around and communicate with relatives.
Therefore, the duty of the owners is to provide them with 5 rights (5 freedoms), which any pet is entitled to count on. So walking for small dogs is just as necessary as for large ones. Moreover, the minimum need for walking with any dog (from a chihuahua to an Irish wolfhound) is 2 hours a day.
Lack of walks or insufficient walks is the cause of many problems, both physiological (for example, obesity and other health problems), and psychological, including destructive behavior. And every additional 10 minutes of walks, according to research, reduce the likelihood of behavioral problems.
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