The Weekly Walk: Keep On Walking

The Weekly Walk

Article of the Week: National Walk Your Dog Week

LSFounded in 2010 by pet lifestyle expert and animal behaviorist Colleen Paige, National Walk Your Dog Week is an effort to raise awareness about dog behavioral issues and obesity. Paige advocates regularly exercising your dog, saying, “Dogs run away from home because they’re kept sequestered all day long in a crate or a small yard, which only exacerbates a dog’s destructive, aggressive or anxious tendencies. This, coupled with too much fatty food, leads to obesity.” She adds, “October is a beautiful time of year everywhere to get outside. Walking your dog on a daily basis not only increases the endorphins in both human and canine brains {happy chemicals} but it improves the bond between the two.” The main website for the event includes more information about the week’s history, and offers ideas about activities you can host in your area. National Walk Your Dog Week is sponsored by Animal Miracle Foundation and runs from October 1st through the 7th, giving you a few days to step outside with your pups and promote a healthy lifestyle. Woof!

Joke of the Week

Q: Why was the mouse afraid of the water?

A: Catfish

Treat of the Week

If your dog enjoys the taste of fish, try this recipe for salmon dog treats.

Anagram of the Week

Solve the anagram “Bird Vole.”

Hint: tweeting heart.

Highlight the space after the colon for the answer: Lovebird  

Photo of the Week

 

Epitome of adorbs.

Video of the Week

Summer is over, but thanks to the magic of the Internet, you can still watch dogs have fun in water outside as well as inside.

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Let us know how National Walk Your Dog Week went for you by barking below, on Twitter, or Facebook. Woof!

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