Walking your dog is part of the commitment that comes with doggie ownership. Studies indicate a well exercised dog may show fewer problem behaviours like excessive barking or destructive chewing. Walking helps with weight control, mobility, mental stimulation and give a mental lift to both the dog and the human.
Walking also provides opportunities for training and socialisation, both for owner and dog. Facebook is full of breed specific groups who organise regular playdates and outings and is a great way to build your dog’s confidence.
Head to Sunshine Coast Council’s beaches and parks directory for off-leash areas:
- Dog parks and off-leash areas | Sunshine Coast Council
- Exercising dogs on the Sunshine Coast map | Sunshine Coast Council
Library members have loaned dog themed items 287,375 times! Find out tips and tricks on how to be a responsible dog owner with these great titles.
To get started, download the ePlatform and Libby apps, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.
Read up on good health, training and caring for your pooch with these eMagazines:
- Dogs Life
- Pets Magazine
- Complete Dog Care
Get started using free eMagazines online or download the Libby app. Select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.
Listen on the run with these heartwarming doggie stories on eAudiobooks:
- Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love by Larry Levin
- Walking wisdom : Three Generations, Two Dogs, and the Search for a Happy Life by Gotham Chopra
- Working dog heroes : how one man gives shelter dogs new life and purpose by Steve Austin
To get started, download the BorrowBox and Libby apps, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.
Snuggle up with your four-legged best friend to stream these films on Beamafilm:
First time customers, enter your library member number and create a Beamafilm account.
Download fun episodes to listen to while out and about with your doggo:
- Can I pet your dog? By Maximum Fun
- Dr Dunbar’s iWoofs Podcast by James Dunbar
- Oh My Dog by Alongside Radio
Search for these free podcast titles from your preferred podcast provider.
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