Aww ... you got a puppy. Bet you're looking forward to lots of fun days playing with her, taking walks. Feeding her, teaching her to roll over, taking walks. Cuddling on the couch with her and, yes, taking walks. Are you sensing a theme?
Dogs require a lot of walks. The obvious reason is because they have to go out to "do their business," meaning urinate and defecate. The frequency depends on the breed, but if you live in an apartment or a house without a fenced yard where they can roam freely to take care of the call of nature, as the adult in the room you're responsible for taking them out to a designated area (hopefully not your neighbor's yard) where they can "go."
But there's more to it than that. Dogs need lots of exercise. They need to burn off energy and socialize with other dogs (hello dog park!). Walks are an important part of your dog's daily routine, and that means your pup's leash is a crucial canine accessory. Have you ever Googled the phrase "best dog leash"? We did and got more than 144 million results. In the interest of narrowing the results, we talked to an expert about her favorite leash and why she recommends it.