All pet lovers want the very best for their companions. That’s why they rarely hold back when getting a good diet, paying for a vet, and even getting the best sleeping location for their beloved pet. While these activities cost money, there is something else you can do to better your dog’s life that won’t cost you a cent; exercise. Today, we will look into why any dog will benefit from regular exercise and what type of workout you should subject your canine to.
Why Your Dog Needs Frequent Workout
Physical activity does more to a dog than just helping it burn extra calories. Regular workout will:
- Stimulate the dog mentally making it more alert and lively
- Reduce fat build up in the body hence lowering chances of being obese
- Strengthen the dog’s muscles making it stronger and more functional
- Improve the dog’s self-confidence by making it more accustomed to regular outdoor activity
- Teach the canine good temperaments by exposing it to more real-life activities
Dogs will get restless or ever downcast if they’re not let to run around often. It is in their nature to scratch, fetch, chase, and hunt. The workout is the only way we can give our beloved pets a chance to connect with their natural self.
How Much Exercise Does Your Dog Need?
There is no fixed rule on how often you should exercise your canine. Dogs are playful, and playing is the basis of working out. You should purpose to play with yours for as much as you can daily. Small dogs, puppies, and elder dogs will tire quickly while beefier and healthier breeds will need more time to stay active.
If possible, ensure that your dog runs around for a cumulative half an hour to three hours each day. Bare minimums are depending on other factors, but we believe the more active you are, the happier you will all be.