Why do Dogs Like to Walk?

As I drop my son off at high school, I get the biggest kick out of watching people with their dogs, out on a morning constitutional. Without fail, the dogs are charging ahead, tails keeping time like the needle on a metronome. They’re just so darn happy! Rain or shine, hot or cold, those pups are ready to hit the pavement.

So have you ever wondered why dogs like to walk? Me, too!

Dog Whisperer Cesar Milan says that it’s part of their migratory instincts.
Makes sense to me. Oh…I’d stick around but my dogs need their walk.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Khmer Princess says:

    Hi. I was reading your story about puppy raising for Guide dogs for the blind in California. That was a very touching story. I am applying to GDB myself and hope to get in after I train in mobility at my new home. Good luck raising more puppies!