2017 Old Dog Haven Walk For Old Dogs and Old Dog Pageant

 Pet Connection Magazine is proud to be a sponsor for the Walk For Old Dogs.
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On-leash walks Did you know that dog owners walk an average of 300 minutes per week, whereas people without dogs walk only about 168 minutes? Apparently, our dogs motivate us to stay active! On-leash walks give dogs lots of interesting sights and smells to investigate. They may provide enough exercise for some toy breeds, senior dogs and other inveterate couch potatoes. Use an extendable leash, like the Flexi retractable leash or the WalkAbout, to give your dog more freedom to explore, and walk briskly for 30 minutes. To spice up your walks, vary your route once in a while to give your dog new smells and sights to enjoy. If your dog is old, not accustomed to exercise, overweight or has a health problems, start with a 10-minute walk each day and gradually increase the duration. For healthy young or middle-aged dogs, leashed walks alone probably won’t provide enough exercise. Keep reading for more suggestions for adding vigorous activities to your dog’s routine.
Please join us for the 6th annual Walk for Old Dogs and Old Dog Pageant, Sunday, July ..
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However, dogs are making use of the sacred walk time for different purposes. Though many dogs like everything about a walk, there are at least three categories of dogs, based on what they most love about their outings. For the safety of our guests and dogs, dog walking is canceled indefinitely
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Before the Walk browse the many sponsor booths (many offering samples and goodies), and watch or participate in the new . There will also be vendors with a variety of treats and other great items for dogs and humans. After the Walk gather around the amphitheater and enjoy the with competitions for Best Costume, Best Trick and Best Dancer.If you wish, All For Dogs can reinforce your training methods or the training methods of other training companies during our visits. Though not all of our walkers are certified dog trainers, our walkers can knowledgeably advise you on proven methods to get the results you desire for your pets. ()Since 2005, our dog walking experts have perfected dog walking to both physically and mentally exercise your four legged furry family members for as long as you would like and as often as you would like. We offer a variety of visit lengths: 15, 30, 45, 1-hour, and extended visits. All are designed for your budget and dog's energy level. This ensures they have time to play, relieve themselves, run, socialize(if applicable), and learn the skills they need to be happy and balanced. This way when you come home, you will have a comfortable, relaxed, and happy dog.Join us for a 5k walk/run for an unforgettable illuminated evening to remember. We’re celebrating our 10th Annual Walk for the Dogs and doing it up BIG! Glow gear, lantern lighting ceremony, unbeatable swag bags, vendors, food trucks, raffle prizes, top fundraiser prizes, glow costume contest, live DJ… say what!? Are you ready for this FUN?That's the premise of , a smartphone app that donates money to an animal shelter of your choosing every time you walk your dog. According to Walk for a Dog's parent organization, , donations are funded via sponsorship deals and advertising, and generally vary from 11 to 25 cents per mile, depending on the number of people who have signed up to walk in benefit of a particular animal organization.It is definitely unnerving to leave your precious pet in the hands of a total stranger, but Wag! has done its homework. To even be considered for a position, Wag! walkers go through a long application process, with preference given to people who have prior professional experience with dogs. Applicants also undergo background checks, online tests and rigorous training on a myriad what ifs specific to dog walking, such as “how to keep paws cool on hot days” and “what happens if a dog gets stung by a bee.” Each walker is also certified, insured and bonded, and earns around $25 an hour.