Seattle-ites tend to have a great amount of pride in our city. We have no shame in going out of town or abroad and declaring that we are from the great Emerald City. We have a lot to brag about from the plethora of coffee shops, the unparallaled natural beauty, the Seattle Sounders, and a powerhouse of companies like Microsoft, Boeing, Amazon, and more. So when Men’s Health Magazine declared Seattle the most active city in the United States, Seattleites accepted the title with pride. Running and walking are simple activities most Seattleites enjoy for their direct health benefits and affordability. So it seems only natural to bring along our four-legged friends to get some exercise of their own.
At Rover many of us are active individuals that see the companionship of a dog as an owner or dog sitter on the running trail as a positive experience. One, dogs are reliable and dependable workout buddies. Whether your dog is a member of the family or honored guest they will always be ready to head outside. Dogs to do not have hectic work schedules or special events that will provide you with a convenient cancellation or excuse to “skip a day” of exercise. In fact, this is another great incentive to be a Seattle dog sitter: instead of joining a gym, why not host an active pup for a week or two? You will be in great shape in no time! Two, dogs have little care for weather conditions. Rain is just a part of life in the Emerald City that can quickly undermine the motivation of a daily run. However, your four-legged companion could care less with their endless energy and priceless expressions demanding you put on a raincoat and enjoy the weather. Three, dogs breakup the monotony of exercising alone. Another internal battle any runner or walker face is the boredom of taking the same turns, same route, and listening to the same music. However, a four-legged companion might not be able to accompany you on the same route requiring a bit of creativity. Also, dogs might have a bit of curiosity of their own on your workouts exposing you to new pathways or sights.
As a dog owner or dog sitter everyone here at Rover hopes you get out and enjoy the last bit of summer weather with your four-legged companion before it is too late.
The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional veterinary help.