Or stand in a dog park

Walking a dog is an unmet need and a healthcare cost savings states the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of NSW, Australia.

For human health, they have identified potential health gains if more dogs were walked. If all dog owners walked their dogs, substantial disease prevention and healthcare cost savings might accrue.

In their study, The Epidemiology of Dog Walking, the college recommends that “Dog walking should be promoted through national strategies.”

About one half of households in New South Wales have a dog. About one half walk their dog.