New research out today from Direct Line Pet Insurance revealed that almost half of dog owners change their route to stop their dogs from getting bored, while over a third of dog owners change the route because they personally like the variety.

The new research was released at the launch of the pet insurers new ‘Walkies’ app which is available on the Apple app store here. The GPS-enabled app has been created especially for dog owners, enabling them to record and share their favourite walking routes online and via social media channels, monitor calories burned and average speeds, so it bodes well for the app’s success that of those who took part in the research, more than half of dog owners would use a smartphone app to help them discover new walks or to monitor / track their walks.

Here are some friends of K9 Magazine taking in the sights on their favourite walks.

1. Meet Ash!

Ash - Photo by Caroline Hewison

Photo Credit: Caroline Hewison

2. Meet Sparkle, having fun at the beach!

Dog on beach - Photo by Greg Murray

Photo Credit: Greg Murray

3. Meet Alf, Ruby and Mouse alongside two pals in ‘Five Dogs Go Mad on Beinn Eighe’.

Video Credit: Fran Lockhart

4. Meet Harry!

Harry - Photo by Pat Morris

Photo Credit: Mrs Pat Morris

5. Meet Willow!

Willow - Photo from Teoma Cardigan Corgis

Photo Credit: Teoma Cardigan Corgis

6. Meet Poppy!

Poppy - Photo by Wendy Whittaker

Photo Credit: Wendy Whittaker

7. Meet the dog walking crew!

Photo Credit: Kay Attwood

8. Meet River and Ash

Photo Credit: Clive Turrell

9. Meet Bella & Murphy!

Photo Credit:Penny Wood

10. Meet Gary and his stick!

Photo Credit: Linda Banders


Share your dog’s favourite walks with us by commenting below – K9 Magazine is launching a new dog walking series this Summer and we’d love to have your input on where you think are the UK’s most pet friendly places to visit!

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  1. Really Lovely photos – but as a retired vet can I ask PLEASE do not throw sticks or let your dogs play with sticks – they can cause horrific injuries in some cases and do a great deal of damage to mouths and throats and can even cause death.

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