Almost Half of Dog Owners Change Walking Route to Stop Dog Boredom
New research out today from Direct Line Pet Insurance revealed that almost half of dog owners change their route to stop their dogs from getting bored, while over a third of dog owners change the route because they personally like the variety.
The new research was released at the launch of the pet insurers new ‘Walkies’ app which is available on the Apple app store here. The GPS-enabled app has been created especially for dog owners, enabling them to record and share their favourite walking routes online and via social media channels, monitor calories burned and average speeds, so it bodes well for the app’s success that of those who took part in the research, more than half of dog owners would use a smartphone app to help them discover new walks or to monitor / track their walks.
Here are some friends of K9 Magazine taking in the sights on their favourite walks.
1. Meet Ash!
Photo Credit: Caroline Hewison
2. Meet Sparkle, having fun at the beach!
Photo Credit: Greg Murray
3. Meet Alf, Ruby and Mouse alongside two pals in ‘Five Dogs Go Mad on Beinn Eighe’.
Video Credit: Fran Lockhart
4. Meet Harry!
Photo Credit: Mrs Pat Morris
5. Meet Willow!
Photo Credit: Teoma Cardigan Corgis
6. Meet Poppy!
Photo Credit: Wendy Whittaker
7. Meet the dog walking crew!
Photo Credit: Kay Attwood
8. Meet River and Ash
Photo Credit: Clive Turrell
9. Meet Bella & Murphy!
Photo Credit:Penny Wood
10. Meet Gary and his stick!
Photo Credit: Linda Banders
Share your dog’s favourite walks with us by commenting below – K9 Magazine is launching a new dog walking series this Summer and we’d love to have your input on where you think are the UK’s most pet friendly places to visit!
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Really Lovely photos – but as a retired vet can I ask PLEASE do not throw sticks or let your dogs play with sticks – they can cause horrific injuries in some cases and do a great deal of damage to mouths and throats and can even cause death.