The amount of exercise your dog needs in a day is dependent on age, breed, size, and other factors. Puppies generally require more exercise than adult dogs. Including simple short exercises in their playtime is more ideal than going for a long walk. Every dog is different; the more time you spend with your dog, the more you will know his favourite exercise and how much exercise he needs in a day. In this article, I will highlight seven simple ways to exercise your dog.
A simple indoor exercise is running up and down the stairs. You can start slow at first then increase the pace gradually. This is one of the easiest ways of exercising your dog. Ten minutes running on the stairs every day is a great physical activity- just don’t push your dog too hard. Special breeds like Pembroke welsh, Dachshunds, and dogs with short legs and long backs may find this exercise stressful so you might want to try something else.
You could take a short stroll to the next street. To spice up any seemingly boring walks, allow your dog to lead the way and enjoy the scenery.
This could be a great form of exercise for high energy dogs. The best part of this exercise is that it doesn’t rely on appropriate weather. It is a good indoor exercise, though it doesn’t replace outdoor walks, it is an easy form of exercise.
Tug of war
My favorite game. Most dogs enjoy tug of war as it helps to build their strength and agility. These games also help strengthen the bond between you and your dog. There are many tug toys available, so have fun choosing your dog’s favourite.
Fetch has to be one of the most popular dog games. It is also an easy form of exercise for both you and your dog. You can go to a park or use your large field and engage your dog with this exercise. Alternate between balls, frisbees, and other toys.
Hide and seek
Another easy way to exercise your dog is to play hide and seek. The main benefit of hide and seek is the mental stimulation it provides for your dog.
Dogs, especially puppies love to be chased around. You can use this as a form of exercise for your dog if you’re feeling energetic!