A woman and a running dog on a forest trailYour best friend can help you get fit for your next walking holiday

Here is a little question for dog-owners:
Do you walk the dog,
or does the dog walk you?

It doesn’t matter as long as you walk

As far as we’re concerned, it doesn’t really matter. We all know walking is great exercise for your physical health. And many studies show that having a pet is excellent for your mental wellbeing. When you have a dog as a pet you can combine the two by walking your dog.

Walk the dog 20 minutes a day

Or have the dog walk you for 20 minutes. It doesn’t matter as long as you get you and your best friend out in the fresh air and put one foot in front of the next for 20 minutes.

This simple, but effective practice, when done a minimum of two times a day is not only great for your own health, but also for the wellbeing of your dog.

Of course you could also use this time to train your dog and play with it. But there are other websites more qualified to talk about that. We’re just about the walking part ;)

Take your dog on a walking holiday

Some walking holidays allow you to bring your dog. And on this website you’ll recognize those walking holidays by the little dog icon:

dog-icon on a walking holiday listing

Look for the dog-icon when you’re searching for a walking holiday where dogs are welcome.

If a walking holiday doesn’t have the dog-icon listing, you can always get in touch with them and ask. Sometimes it’s possible to make arrangements after all.

Final thoughts

So walking your dog 20 minutes twice a day can be a great way to boost your health and wellbeing. And taking your dog on a walking holiday is another way for both you and your four-legged friend to have a great time together. Look for the dog-icon at the top of each listing to find out if dogs are welcome.

About Silviya

Silviya loves being outdoors in nature, where the warmth of the sun and the happy chirping of birds always bring a smile to her face. She's in charge of customer service at WalkingHolidayInfo and usually your point of contact when you get in touch with us.

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