Johnson agreed, even if it’s just a short walk during a 15-minute break.
“The dogs need it, and the humans need it even more,” she said.
In Dublin, Erin Neeb has found a park near The Nature Conservancy where she can take Annie on her lunch hour. And sometimes Neeb, who lives in a condominium and doesn’t have a yard, stays late and lets the dog run up and down the hall for exercise.
“I love to bring her in the winter because she doesn’t get out to walk and interact with people as much,” Neeb said. “It’s a good way for her to stay socialized.”