There’s nothing finer for a dog-owning outdoor enthusiast than hitting the trail with their four-legged friends. The exercise benefits for both dog and owner are obvious but the mental health benefits for both are just as great. The pure joy dogs exhibit while engrossing themselves in the wonderful scents of the great outdoors is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Without this physical and emotional stimulation, many dogs turn to destructive behaviors to relieve their boredom and anxiety. This can exhibit itself as inappropriate hyperactivity such as chewing objects, digging holes or excessive barking. It can also manifest itself as self-destructive behavior such as obsessive licking or chewing at an area of their body resulting in painful and even infected wounds.