More than half of dog owners in winter walk with their pets less than in summer
Due to frost, 56% of dog owners in winter walk with their pets less than in summer. At the same time, one in six of the respondents admitted that he dreams of a severe frost in order to postpone the walk for good. Accordingly, each dog walks in the winter approximately one hour a week less than in the summer. For information, see the Tails survey.
Sean McCormack, the company's veterinarian, noted the following: “A healthy dog enthusiastically takes walks in any weather. Therefore, it’s more correct to give her this opportunity, and not leave her at home.
However, not only bad weather has a direct impact on the possibility of a walk. So, 36% of dog owners put off walking because of fatigue. Another 20% do not walk with animals due to strong employment. At the same time, half of the owners admit that a walk makes their pet happier. And another 43% of owners believe that regular exercise helps maintain the psychological calm of the dog.
According to 39%, physical activity is the most important factor in maintaining the optimal condition of the dog.