Your dog might not sport a pedometer or smart watch 24 hours a day, but it’s just as important for your pup to reach his or her step goal as it is for you. Dogs were made to move (as were humans). As domesticated people, we are used to spending endless hours sitting at a desk or zoning out in front of various other screens at home. Our dogs are our pals and will follow our lead. If you spend a lot of time deep couch sitting, your dog will likely snuggle up next to you. Exercise is so important for both of you, so it’s best to get outside for a daily walk. Here’s how this can benefit your dog.
Why Dogs Need to Be Walked
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Lisa Marino, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP, PMCT, CSAT, taken her varied teaching experiences and applied them to helping owners understand and train their beloved four-legged family members. She has more than four years’ experience leading group dog training classes at Best Paw Forward in Hartland, WI, and opened Head of the Class Dog Training LLC in Winchester, VA in 2012, where she conducts group classes and private lessons, as well as helps owners to modify their dogs' problem behaviors.
Lisa earned her CPDT-KA in 2012, is a 2015 graduate of the prestigious Karen Pryor Academy and is a Pat Miller Certified Trainer and a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer with the Malena de Martini SA Program.
She has 4 registered therapy dogs and is a Pet Partner Therapy Team Evaluator and a member of HOPE AACR. As a former middle school teacher, she works well with families and children and does school presentations on various dog related topics.