In this series, we’re exploring some of the ways you can get the most out of the outdoor activities you’ve been missing out on during the Covid-19 outbreak. In part 1, we’re looking at dog walking and hope to offer some fresh inspiration for your post-lockdown walks. With these tips you can turn the regular walk round the block into something much more exciting and maximize the post-lockdown freedom when it is finally safe to do so. Read on to find out more.
Dog Walking Tip #1: Bring a friend
If you’re anything like us, one of the biggest things you’ve missed during lockdown is meeting with friends and family. As a result, we’re certainly going to be making every effort to see our buddies whenever we can. Better yet, walking with friends keeps the walk interesting and is even better if they bring their own dogs along. Besides, it’s a great excuse to visit, so why not bring a friend with you on your post-lockdown walks?
Dog Walking Tip #2: Keep it playful
Dog walks aren’t just an opportunity for your pup to stretch his legs. Dogs get an enormous amount of mental stimulation from their daily excursion, so bringing their favorite toy with them is an awesome way to keep them entertained. A simple game of fetch will give them an extra runaround too, great if you’re in a hurry.
Dog Walking Tip #3: Change the route
One of the best and easiest ways to get more out of your dog walks is to try somewhere new. No matter where your regular spot is, it’s sure to get stale after a while. There’s more than likely a bunch of great places to walk your dog right on your doorstep. From the local dog park to hiking trails, your options may be more varied than you think, so why not go exploring? If you’ll need to hit the road in order to explore some new locations, giving your dogs a ride is easy with Travall accessories. The Travall CargoMat and Travall Mats Terrain Edition offer excellent protection against muddy boots and paws, while matching your vehicle precisely.
Dog Walking Tip #4: Turn it into a workout
Walking your dog doesn’t have to be just for their benefit. Much of the same health perks dogs get from regular walks also apply to us humans. These include improved muscle development and lower obesity levels, in addition to better memory and cognitive ability. Implementing dog walks into your regular exercise routine is a great way for you to stay fit and healthy. You could even go one step further and explore canicross, which combines dog walking and cross country running for a thorough workout.
Dog Walking Tip #5: Travall accessories
Our final dog walking tip to ensure you make the most out of your adventures is to explore the Travall range of vehicle-specific accessories. These are especially useful if you’ll be trying out some new dog walking spots, as they take the hassle out of travelling with pets. If you’re worried that your dog will be tempted to break out of the trunk and into the cabin, the Travall Guard is a fantastic solution. It’s designed specifically for the vehicle you drive and its high quality bite-resistant powder coating perfectly complements most interiors. Unlike universal guards, it stays firmly in position and won’t rattle or squeak over rough terrain. If you’re lucky enough to take care of two dogs, fitting a Travall Divider is also a wise move. Manufactured from the same premium steel as the Guard, it will keep squabbling dogs separated and vastly improves trunk organization.
There you have 5 new suggestions for planning your post-lockdown dog walks. We hope you’ll be able to put a few to good use when it is safe to do so. In the meantime, remember to stay home and stay safe.