Exercise and your dog:
How much exercise does your dog need? Well think of it this way: Your dog is an animal that would be outside all its life had we not domesticated them. Most dogs are inside the house 23+ hours a day. That is a lot. Ideally your dog should get at least an hour of exercise a day. This is all breed dependent. As I am writing this V is laying next to me panting from a nice game of fetch. It is amazing how much better a dog will behave if it receives and outlet for its energy. Also, dogs make great exercise partners. (most dogs). Remember that a dog that is in shape is going to last longer than one that is out of shape!
Exercise can include:
- Both of these can be done with training mixed in
-Hiking ( Is your dog trustworthy off leash? If not call me!)
-Hide and seek
-Training outdoors (obedience)
-Remember that a Mental workout is needed as well and will actually tire a dog out too.