Natalie Webster

Need to Walk More? Get a Dog

Natalie Webster's dogs Odin and Koa

For my job, I spend too much time sitting at my computer cranking out social media content for local businesses or columns. Like a lot of desk-sitters, I know I need to take more breaks to stand and walk. I tried using an app that reminded me to walk around every hour. After a few days I muted and ignored it.

Then, I had an idea: to get a small dog, one that would force me to get up and go for a walk. Our current dog—Odin the giant schnauzer—isn’t much of a snuggler. I wanted a dog who could sit on my lap while I worked or watched movies.

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