Are you looking for a new way to promote human health and well-being in your community? You already know that walking is good for you. The health benefits include increased cardiovascular fitness, reduced risk of heart disease and stroke, stronger bones, and increased muscle strength. Did you also know people who walk with an animal are more likely to meet physical activity recommendations? Imagine the impact you could have by inviting those without pets to walk with you and your therapy animal. Walk With Me is a visit type you can incorporate in a wide variety of settings with many different client types. It is available to all current Pet Partners teams and there is no additional fee to participate. The Walk With Me manual , available electronically in the Volunteer Center or as part of the Walk With Me starter kit available in the online store, will provide you with best practices and suggestions for getting a Walk With Me program started. Ready to become a Walk With Me team? View our recording on best practices and suggestions for successful Walk With Me visits!
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Why Hire A Dog Walker?
We are currently only accepting bookings from existing clients. We are often asked what the differences are between Pet Sitting visits and Dog Walking visits. The best way to think about it is:. Dog walking visits are generally set up as a regularly scheduled, ongoing service. They are meant to give your dog a break from the kennel or a break from being cooped up inside during the day. Dog walking for perfect for times you are working long hours and your dog would like to get outside for some fresh air. A dog walking service can also be a great help for those diagnosed with back problems, carpal tunnel, or any health issue that might effect how you are able to walk your dog. If we are walking a dog because the client has a health problem, sometimes the client will come out on the walk wit us too! This is great if the client is feeling up to because they can enjoy time out with their dog, but not have to worry about their dog pulling on the leash when bee-lining towards a bunny!
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This page has been produced in consultation with and approved by:. Engaging in an individual physical activity to benefit only yourself, away from family or community, may be seen as inappropriate or selfish. Aerobics injuries are usually caused by trauma and overuse, but can be prevented by using the right techniques and equipment. Exercise can reduce some of the symptoms of arthritis, and improve joint mobility and strength. Exercise-induced asthma can be prevented with medication and by preparing for exercise and physical activity. Australian rules football is a physical contact sport that often results in injuries from tackling, kicking, running and constant competition for the ball.
If your pet is overweight or obese, walking can be a great way to shed those extra pounds. The following tips can help you design a safe walking program for your dog…or even for your cat. Yes, it is possible to train a cat to accept a harness and go for walks! Start with your veterinarian! In addition to walking, there are other opportunities for exercise programs that you can do together with your pet. If your pet is recovering from injuries, talk to your veterinarian about exercise options water treadmill sessions, swimming, etc.