Feb
15
2016

5 Good Reasons to Get Outside and Play with your Pup

5 Good Reasons to Get Outside and Play with your PupAs any dog owner knows, pups love to get outside. Even though it may be hard to find the time to spend time outdoors, the days are slowly becoming longer, providing more sunlight for such activities. Further, there are numerous benefits of playing outside with your canine companion including improving their health and reducing your Dog Owner Liability. Here are some other beneficial reasons to play with your pooch outside regularly.

Stay in Shape

Your dog will burn calories while playing and also have a great time. This is ideal for the cardiovascular health of your pup and simply adding on a mere 15 minutes to your daily walks can help to trim the pounds and belly from your dog.

Meet New People and Pups

Not only will your dog make new friends, so can you! Naturally, anyone who has a dog is going to be like-minded in that regard, so strike up a conversation and even plan a puppy play date.

Socialization

The earlier you do this, the better. According to Dogster, most dogs will benefit from being around other dogs as those that are too sheltered can develop fears and phobias. Exposing your dog to new people, places, scents, noises, and objects can help him become more adjusted and acclimated to his surroundings. Further, dogs that are socialized and accustomed to other dogs are less likely to feel defensive or bite out of fear or anxiety in unfamiliar circumstances.

Mental Stimulation

Depending on the breed, your dog may crave brain stimulation. While some are content being couch potatoes, others may dread too much downtime. Getting out and playing with them, throwing a tennis ball, going on a night walk, or filling up a baby pool in your backyard can help to jog their mind a bit.

Training

Teach your dog to fetch, play with others, or chase a Frisbee. These playtime activities can be great training opportunities, as well.

There are many reasons a dog may bite, and it’s not always 100% preventable. In addition to financially protecting dog owners from dog bite claims, our Canine Liability Policy also covers other injuries to people, including scratches or causing them to fall. Injuries to other animals are also included. Please contact us today for more information at (855) 534-6495.

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