Forest bathing or Shinrin-yoku (森林浴), as it is called in Japanese, is a short leisurely walk in  a wooded area. In Japan it is recognised as a way of managing stress and there has been a recent study which looked at the effect of Shinrin-yoku on dogs!

http://www.researchgate.net/publication/259842873_Shinrin-yoku_(forest-bathing)_as_a_Factor_in_Canine_Well-Being

While further studies are needed, there is some evidence that play and exposure to forest conditions may also be beneficial to dogs :). All the dogs today definitely seemed more relaxed after the walk and ready to snooze the rest of the afternoon away.

meinwoods

dogsinwood

mochacoco

rocco

maddieroccomossy

snowdogs

 

 

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