Playing with your dog is great fun, but people may not realise or truly appreciate the many benefits attached to playing with their dog regularly. Adding a 30 minutes playtime with your dog to your schedule can benefit you and your dog. Here are four benefits of playing with your dog regularly.
Dog owners often focus on providing their dogs with physical exercises and forget the mental health aspect. Your dog’s mental health is important and playing with your dog with an interactive game such as fetch can help keep your dog mentally stimulated.
Good physical exercise
Playing with your dog is one of the easiest ways to keep your dog physically active. It is also to your benefit.
Help train your dog
Playing with your dog can be a form of training. From obedience training to physical training games like tug of war, fetch and flyball, there are many games you and your dog can partake in that will help with instilling discipline.
A fun way to bond
One of the greatest benefits of playing with your dog is that it strengthens the bond between you and your dog. When you engage your dog in fun games, you are not only having fun, you are reinforcing the idea that you are the producer of fun, building the bond between you too.