To be a pet owner, you need to know that pets, especially dogs need regular exercise to have a happy and healthy life and to do their business.
Most people take their dogs for walks, even if just around the block or even let him out in the back yard to run, dig and play until he tires himself.
If you only give your dog the minimum amount of exercise, you could be limiting him and yourself of much needed exercise. On those cold morning when you don’t want to get up but you still need to walk your dog, why not take him for a jog and allow both of you some much needed cardio?
For your health and your pet, walking can be beneficial. As many may think, walking may not seem as effective an exercise as it is, but it really does have a positive effect on your body.
The both of you will gain stamina when you add walking to your daily routine. Each time you walk you will be able to go a little further and longer each time. Not only will you be happy, you will have a happy and healthy pet who appreciates the time and attention from you.
You may be able to start going on short runs with your dogs after the both of you get used to the normal walking, but you must check with the breed of your dog to ensure short runs are acceptable.
Dogs who have shorter legs can’t keep up as easily as a dog with longer legs. Bigger dogs would enjoy stretching their legs on a good run. Some ideas are a game of fetch or go on nature hikes together.
No matter which form of exercise you choose, your pet will enjoy it and you yourself will enjoy the benefits you will reap.
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