Once in a while, while you're sitting on the couch and enjoying a lazy day, your dog realizes he needs to run around and bark really loud, almost deafeningly. He jumps around and nudges you with his head, constantly running back and forth from the couch to the door.
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Days like these are when you know your dog wants to go out for a walk and for the most part you don’t want to. You’ve been working all week, you haven’t taken a shower, and this couch just seems a thousand times better than any other day.
Many studies beg you to reconsider. According to dog wellness and behavior website positively.com, walking your dog strengthens your bond especially for young puppies getting to know their new parent. It’s a way to build trust between parent and dog. If you’ve had trouble with your dog’s behavior, maybe some time spent bonding over walks would be good for both of you.
More importantly it stimulates your dog better than when cooped up inside the house for long stretches of time. Studies have also shown that walking in general, lowers blood pressure of those with Hypertension as well as regulates blood sugar-levels. Instead of walking by your lonesome, wouldn’t it encourage you to keep a healthier lifestyle by having a trusted pet by your side? A study in 2014, showed that pet owners were more likely to engage in healthy behaviors like exercise. As much as it is for your dog, it turns out that talking walks benefits parent and dogs.
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Robinsons Malls gives you a chance to reap all those healthy benefits with their Happy Pets Club as its opens its doors to your loyal companions. Yes, you can walk with your dog here. A fast-growing community of pet owners and lovers, the club was launched in 2015, and now has hundreds of members.
It’s easy to become a member. Just submit the following at Robinsons Magnolia, Robinsons Novaliches, Robinsons Place Antipolo, or Robinsons Place Las Piñas: accomplished Happy Pets Club form, your pet’s updated vaccination record, two 1x1 photos of your pet, and Robinsons receipts worth P3,000.
What do you and your pet get from joining? He or she will get his own Happy Pets Club Welcome Kits. You and your pet can also participate in the club’s activities particularly on October 6, two days after World Animal Day. On that date, not only can you enjoy shopping with your pets, there will be special events and activities such as free vet consultations and anti-rabies vaccinations, and talks on responsible ownership. There will be booths, pocket activities, and freebies like pet clothes, and food items from partner merchants like Top Breed, Daiso Japan, Pet Lovers Centre, Handyman, and Robinsons Supermarket.— with Adrian Soriano
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