Pet lovers and dog owners take note – this is one day that you should definitely put on your calendar. Take a Walk in the Park Day is the 30th of March and the country will undoubtedly be out in force.
Some people may take a walk alone but for those with pets, it’s even better. When the day arrives, you can get up, put on your dog’s collar, make sure their dog tag is attached and set off for a long walk together. Of course, if you have a dog you will already be taking a walk together every day, so what’s so special about the 30th?
Taking a dog for a walk every day is good for your health and wellbeing, but the chances are that you and your pooch often head out on your daily walk alone. Take a Walk in the Park Day encourages everyone to join in whether they have a pet or not, so there will be plenty of people to accompany you and your four-legged friend and it will be a great chance for you both to meet new friends. It’s also a great excuse to bring family members along to join you which will make it even more fun for your pet.
If you are heading out for a walk with your furry friend, you will need to keep them safe. Depending on your usual walking habits, your pooch may not be used to seeing a lot of other dogs out so it’s important to keep them close to you just in case. Of course, you will also need to make sure that they are wearing a collar, but don’t make it too tight and double check that their dog tag is attached and secured.
On the other hand, if your dog is well-behaved and used to being around others then you can always let him or her go for a run in a safe, dog-friendly area. After all, this is a day that is meant to be enjoyable for all, dogs included, and if you let them have a run and get some extra exercise you will be sure to find they have a great time!
So, why not participate in Take a Walk in the Park Day? It’s a day for everyone to enjoy and is also the perfect excuse to get out of the house and meet some new people and pets alike. Before you set off, don’t forget to ensure that your pet is wearing a dog tag to keep your precious pooch safe and secure while the two of you are out and about. Don’t forget to make sure that your dog’s tag is legally compliant and has your name, address (house number or name and postcode at least) and mobile number on it, just in case your dog is separated from you.