Exercise and socialising with other dogs either directly or through sniffing, keeps your dog’s brain active, and both activities are really good stress relief. Dogs love to sniff and explore, so make sure your dog has plenty of opportunity to go out and explore different areas!

We at k9Pals rotate a huge number of locations that your dog will love whether on or off lead.


This means they not only have their own local ‘territory’ but also explore new and exciting places, on a regular basis, keeping them active and reducing boredom.

See our article on boredom in dogs to see how you can identify the signs of bordedom in your dog.

In our experience nearly all the dogs we have walked have show improvements in fitness, bowel issues, anxiety, obesity, barking, unsociable attitudes and many more problems when given the right type of exercise.

How much exercise your dog needs depends on their breed, age, health and personality, but every dog is an individual and may be different to other dogs.

Discovering if your dog likes long walks, playtime or socialising with other dogs is usually the key to their happiness.