A dog can demonstrate destructive behaviour like chewing and digging, investigative behaviour like trash raiding, hyperactivity, disobedience, excitability, attention-getting behaviours, and even some forms of barking if they are bored and have no or minimal exercise. In addition, every dog needs exercise to stay healthy. It’s especially vital during this pandemic to make sure a dog’s needs for exercise and social connection are met regularly.
Every dog needs a stroll daily. This outdoor activity is good for the dog’s health and lets them expend surplus energy. It also allows the dogs to engage in their instincts, like sniffing the environment, so we should let them stop and smell along the journey. Sniffing is something dogs were born to do! From sniffing at trees to sniffing another dog’s rump, our furry friends spend time sniffing things to either distinguish its components or gather information about their environment.
Getting your dog outdoors for daily exercise is always a start in the right direction for their health and enjoyment. However, there is a method to make your dog’s usual walk around the block even more enriching. If your dog had complete freedom, they would undoubtedly zigzag their way through the neighbourhood, stopping every few feet and just following their nose wherever it leads them. This is natural and is just your dog’s nose working overtime. They go a few steps before stopping to sniff something interesting, and then they take a few more steps to locate something new to smell. It’s tempting to pull them on to keep them going forward, but a good dog walk doesn’t always have to be defined in miles or minutes. It’s good to let your dog smell the flowers now and then and the corner post, and that fire hydrant, and maybe even that fence post or the tree over there.
When they’re out and about, every dog sniffs. Irrespective of whether your dog is trying to find their territorial scent on potty walks or simply exploring a new place, their nose is likely to be active and attentive the entire time. Sniffing time accounts for roughly one-third of your dog’s walk, which is a significant amount of time. Sniffing is is a healthy habit that you should not discourage. Remember that the next time your dog reflexively puts his nose on the ground and seems to sniff away at everything in sight, it’s because they’re exploring and expanding their sense of smell. It is as natural to them as breathing is.
To stay physically fit, all dogs require frequent and regular exercise. For high-energy dogs, going for walks is vital. Without a place to channel their growing zeal, their excess energy builds up and manifests in undesirable habits such as biting and being generally uncontrollable. A long walk or run is a way to expend a young dog’s boundless energy, but it isn’t the only method to meet their demands. If you genuinely want to tire out your dog, you must simultaneously enrich their body and mind.
The canine equivalent of a cerebral workout is sniffing a particular scent and then analysing the information that comes with it. Your pupper might not be running miles or building muscles, but mental stimulation is just as crucial. Sniffing is pretty exhausting and it takes your dog time and effort to separate and identify distinct parts of an odour. It’s like you or me trying to solve a tricky math problem—the mental effort necessary is exhausting.
Puppy parents understand the importance of giving their fur babies their safe places. Our fur pals are experiencing a significant adjustment in their typical daily routine due to all the family members spending so much time at home during the lockdowns. Your dog may be uncomfortable with all of you being at home all the time. A busy household and insufficient exercise may cause our dogs to exhibit more behavioural behaviours than usual, especially in easily overstimulated dogs. But the good news is that we can do things to make our dogs feel more at ease while we adjust to lockdown life. They may require some time alone to rest and rejuvenate. Having a safe space, they can be alone in or be with a favourite human becomes more and more critical in this context
Help with Ageing
Getting your dog to practise brain exercises will help them avoid cognitive loss as they age and will stop them from chewing up on your shoes when they’re young and looking for something to do. SniffSpace came into being out of a desire to provide safe and secure sniff spaces for fur babies. Sniffaries are the ideal exercise for your fur babies. They can sniff around and play to their heart’s content. The puppy parent also gets to spend some quality time with their fur babies. Regular play areas or dog parks for dogs may not fit every dog. They may be too crowded or too intimidating to your puppy. We all know that our puppies are all different and their need for a play space also varies accordingly.
Finding a safe space
SniffSpace also allows homeowners to earn a passive income by renting out their backyard to those in need while also enhancing the health and well-being of the puppies and reducing stress levels in their owners. The puppies benefit from having off-leash areas where their parents can be with them, and they are safe to be completely free. They can run and run till they drop without having to worry about strange dogs, vehicles on the roads and whatever other dangers they might have to face in the open. These spaces can be areas where your pups can socialise with their friends and get rid of most of the stresses they can develop during the lockdown days. Visit our website to book your pups in for a safe and fun-filled Sniffari. They deserve it!