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Just How Much Exercise Should Your Dog Get Daily?


Dogs just like us need some sort of exercise to stay healthy and younger. So does the different dog breeds require different amounts of exercise? Not really. There is a general rule of thumb for almost all dog breeds and that is they should probably have about 15 to 30 minutes each day of exercising. However, should your dog be a more active dog breed such as one in the herding category you may need to exercise this bundle of energy for two hours or more per day. If you dog is spayed or neutered, the important of exercise becomes greater.

There are a variety of different things that you can do to help you and your dog both get some exercise, all of which can be fun for the both of you. For instance, most dogs love any kind of chase game. Most dog breeds love a good game of chase because it's simply inbred in them to run and chase. You can simply take a ball or other object you let them play with and throw it around in your backyard if you want or you can even play a milder version of it inside the home if the weather is bad. Just make sure to avoid areas that are slick because you don't want your dog sliding and getting hurt or breaking something. Dogs love to play frisbee, just make sure that you keep the frisbee throws low because this will cut down on possible injuries to your dogs neck and back.

Taking your best friend on a daily walk or even a run is another wonderful way to get your dog his needed exercise. Always make sure that no matter what, you keep your dog on a leash, even if he is disciplined in returning immediately. Too many dogs are killed each year from not being on a leash. They don't recognize things that might be dangerous as easily as we do.

When you have a controlled environment swimming is an activity that most dog breeds truly enjoy. If you have a pool make sure to allow your dog to use it on occasion. It is important though that you try and get in with them to cut down on possible injury to your dog. Make sure that your dog knows how to swim, most dogs do know how but there are some breeds that don't and they have difficulty learning how. So if you are trying to teach them how, make sure that you make the learning experience pleasant so that they don't develop a fear for water.

We are always concerned with the physical health of our dogs and sometimes we forget that just like humans a dog's brain needs to be exercised and stimulated as well. It's a good idea to try and find games that are fun and that will also keep their minds challenged as well as their bodies. There are a lot of cool toys on the market that will help you do this for your dog. Especially good are the toys that have some sort of treat hidden inside that the dog will have to figure out how to get to on his own. Dogs love this and find it a lot of fun to do.



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