While each dog is unique, Kim Krug, DVM, veterinary behaviour resident at Animal Behavior Clinic in Portland, Ore., says there are some fundamental needs. “All dogs must be able to sniff, explore and interact with nature, and make decisions about how they move and interact with their environment,” she says.
“Walking with a human supervising your every move is neither exercise nor enrichment.”
Instead, Krug suggests considering what your dog would do if the leash were removed. “We’ll be best served if we can find ways for kids to engage in that type of exercise,”.
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