Walking your dog around in your spare time
I know for a fact that for a lot of people this is not the primary purpose for walking their dog. They might also be single and single-dwelling house-cats might be their pet, but this would not be my usual type of walker.
For myself, my primary purpose was to take the pressure of having a big dog in a small place away from my house and to let the dog get some good exercise. It was for the sake of walking the dog for fun so I could take my dog with me for some fun walks.
As a matter of fact, I had an old dog named “Diesel” who was around 7 years old when I took him with me. The reason why I took Diesel with me was that it is winter time and it was very uncomfortable for him to be in my house in the winter times. I just felt like it was my job to walk him in the park. I don’t even think he was really happy.
So I knew that for Diesel this was his job and I am responsible to walk him for some fun walks with him. As it is winter time, the park was a no-go because of the ice. I just kept on going and he could just sit by my side all the way. It was a great experience for Diesel. He did great. Diesel became really well-known in his new home.
The second purpose for walking the dog is to make him well-known as a good dog in general. In fact, I do not think that Diesel was used to that. Diesel had a very hard time. So I trained him well so that I can take him and let him sniff the other dogs. As it is the winter time, Diesel was reluctant to come to me and I just kept on pushing him to come to me. He eventually became well-known as a good dog.
The third purpose for walking, is to help you to relax. It is a great way to make yourself feel better. I know that walking your dog makes you feel calm. I always keep on saying it to myself. “Walking makes you feel calm.”
What I am trying to say is that there is a difference between your pleasure and walking your dog. Your pleasure is what you should be getting. In fact, your pleasure is only a small bit of your job. I know this because my husband always tells me this so I will remember it. But, I also know that he is not being truthful with me.
Walk your dog, make yourself feel calm, and help others to get used to your dog. It is your responsibility. So go for it