Results of a poll show eight in every ten dog owners go on a walk with their pets intending to get peace and calmness. Besides taking their dog for a walk, 73 percent of respondents consider the act of walking out with their dogs as an essential tool for reducing stress.
Most of the 2000 respondents in the UK said walking their dogs allows them to think freely, and nearly half said they prefer walking their dogs during their free time.
One out of five said they found themselves making some significant decisions in life while walking their pets such as relocation, halting a relationship, and other choices, including when to have a baby.
“Dog owners consider the job of walking a dog is very important, and although they do it for the dog, it’s vital for the dog owners too,” brand manager YuMOVE. Gemma Cunningham said.
“Getting some time off from your daily activities and going to a quiet place offers you the opportunity to know your dog while allowing you time to relax and enjoy your free time something otherwise uncommon to many.” “It is not only beneficial to your health but also good for your dog.”
The survey suggested half an hour walk for dog owners and their pets every week. Two-thirds of the respondent said it boosted their moods and improved their mental health.
The poll indicates that 97 percent of respondents do not see it as a duty but rather as an enjoyable undertaking, with over twenty-five percent feeling disillusioned if they fail to get time to walk their dogs.
Other respondents said they felt guilty, irritated and miserable whenever they failed to walk their dogs. Gemma Cunningham said, “It is evident some dog walkers have varying reasons why they walk their dogs daily.”
“Whether the walk allows you to be with your family more, allows you to exercise more, or just allows you to enjoy your peace, the walk has hosts of benefits.”