I am a professional dog trainer

A PROFESSIONAL dog trainer urges animal lovers not to walk their dogs every day.

Niki French, 53, says that while walking her dog is a popular daily routine for many pet owners, it’s not a habit she’s okay with.

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Niki French urges dog walkers to get creative with their exercise choicesCredit: @the.outdoor.photographer
Dog trainer says enrichment exercises like playing hide and seek or playing with a cardboard box can be much more satisfying

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Dog trainer says enrichment exercises like playing hide and seek or playing with a cardboard box can be much more satisfyingCredit: Niki French
Niki launches her very first event

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Niki launches her very first “Don’t Walk Your Dog Day” eventCredit: Niki French

In her best-selling book, “Stop Walking Your Dog,” Niki urges pet owners to ditch the 30-minute walk every day.

Instead, she suggests offering another activity that will be more stimulating for our doggies.

She said The mirror“It may come as a surprise, but traditional walks are a human invention and are of no use to many of our dogs.

“Replacing walk time with house training games can give dogs the skills they lack to live calm, happy lives.

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“Contrary to popular belief, dogs with behavioral issues may become more reactive or more excitable when we try to wear them out with too much exercise.”

This weekend, Niki is launching her very first “Don’t Walk Your Dog Day” event.

She hopes to spread her message that other activities can be more beneficial for dogs.

Niki said: “A growing number of my clients have nervous or reactive dogs and I showed them all the amazing activities you can do at home to help dogs develop the skills they lack to be happy on walks. .”

As the dog owner of two-year-old Bodie, Niki says she notices her pet is in a much calmer mood when she regularly does “enrichment games” in their exercise together.

Enrichment games can include digging on the beach, playing hide and seek, or using cardboard boxes to have a little fun while teaching good habits.

She says playing games with dogs is a great way to build skills while building a strong relationship.

Niki added: “It’s good to have other things in your toolbox. This applies to all dogs and surprisingly it can work best for breeds that need a lot of exercise. ”

This is a study of Of the 2,000 cat and dog owners who have pet social media accounts, 35% have set it up for their beloved pets to show them to the world.

And 34% wanted to take advantage of the positive reactions shared about their pets online.

These pampered pets have an average of 925 followers, with 89% of owners admitting that’s more than they have on their own social media accounts.

Niki says:

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Niki says: “It might come as a surprise, but traditional walks are a human invention and not useful for many of our dogs”Credit: Niki French

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