Dog walking is not just as simple as walking your dog. A walk is a time to celebrate with our furry friends and parade through foot traffic. Its the pitter-patter of four paws conversing with the ground, a tail waging, and the toothy smile of canines that makes this experience sacred. Ok… that might be a bit of a stretch. Maybe a walk is really just as simple as a walk, but there are a number of things you can do to embellish the journey. Here is how you can spruce up an afternoon of exercise for you, and your beloved barking family member.
Sweet potato bites on dehydrated chicken ice cream anyone? Consider stopping for a cold treat at the very first doggy ice cream bar in the whole country featuring various lactose free flavors and toppings that your dog is sure to love.
Their bakery also contains items like doughnuts, cookies, and cake mixes! They are located at 43 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach DE19971 and are open daily from 8am-7pm. Salty Paws was also featured onThe Best Pet Stores in Rehoboth Beach blog!
The Canalside Inn is a pet friendly boutique hotel located a short walk away from the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk. The Inn is complete with 13 guest rooms, each room accepting of dogs. You, your family, and your furry friend can enjoy modern amenities. We encourage you to check out the dog walking packages offered so you don’t have to be tied down to your room if you decide to bring your dog. Click the link here to book your stay today!
What is family dinner if you can have your dog beside you? Dogfish Head is a local Rehoboth brewery and eatery that is certainly dog friendly. Here you can find a wide selection of ales, hand-craft spirits, wood-grilled dishes, and live music on the weekends. A unique part of Dogfish Head is that there is no need to stress about getting an outdoor table when dogs are welcomed inside and outside at their Tasting Room & Kitchen! A fair warning: Their top notch food will have you contemplating whether or not you can spare a bite for your dog!
Anticipate your Pup's Needs
Drastic temperatures can weigh heavy on dogs, but wether it’s hot or cold, you should always make sure you are supplied with an adequate amount of water. A to-go water dish for hydration and a snack is always a great idea to bring in a bag for longer walks. If you are traveling to a walking or hiking destination, it is important to be mindful of the fact that dogs need frequent stops to stretch their legs. WagWalking.com recommends planning a 15-30 min bathroom break every 2-4 hours. Before traveling, it can be helpful to plan your route ahead of time and map out possible stops along the way.
Relax And Have Fun!
Using positive reinforcement can minimize any of your dog’s anxiety. It can be overwhelming for dogs to walk by multiple other dogs in a public setting, and rewarding calm behavior can be helpful. Frequent pats on the head or speaking in happy tones can be soothing for dogs.