Why can't they just be litter trained like cats? No other pet needs walking afaik.
Because dogs are used to walking in packs and so they need at least 20 to 25 minutes a day of walking from the owner, who is the pack leader.
Dogs need exercise and walking is one of the ways to do that. It helps your dog stay happy and balanced. Other pets don't need walks as much because they're not pack animals, and they can also receive the exercise at home. I know some people who walk their cats nevertheless, by the way.
Dogs can get fat easily. Plus it's in their nature to run and get stimulation. They learn from walks too, because they are shown new sights, sounds, and smells.
AnonymousWhy can't they just be litter trained like cats? No other pet needs walking afaik.
Any pet needs exercise and dogs are just generally bigger so they need more space for exercise.
20 to 25 minutes Emotion: surprise I always try to spend 3 hours a day for a golden retriever!
AnonymousI always try to spend 3 hours a day for a golden retriever!
Same here, but I have a Border Collie.