Just like humans, dogs also need the right amount of exercise in order to stay healthy. Hence, it would be great to let them out of their crate and take them around the village. Don’t forget to dress up in the right sports attire and count the distance you’ve already run. Remember, dogs also get tired and they will let you know that when they suddenly lie down in the middle of the exercise session. You are actually hitting two birds in one stone when you take your dog out for a walk. When you feel the dog is in the right mind to do it, then you can jog. Of course, there will be times when the dog will pee on the sidewalk. You can let the dog do this because when it does this, your pet will get used to doing that so it won’t have to do that when it is at home. That means you won’t have to worry about smelling pee when you are at home because your dog won’t do that anymore. There will also be several times when the dog will poop. When that happens, be sure to clean the mess up since you can’t expect someone else to do that for you. Thus, it would be best to bring things that will clean the poop up so you won’t have to worry about someone seeing it. When you fail to clean it, you will get a bad reputation around your neighborhood. There is a reason why there are a lot of signs all over the place about cleaning after your dog. Dogs do that because they eat so you can’t fault them for doing it. However, you can fault yourself if you don’t clean up their mess.
Don’t forget to put your dog on a leash at the beginning of the exercise. There will be times when your dog sees something then it may wander off. There may also be times when your dog sees another dog that it may find intimidating. When the dog goes after it, you may have a hard time stopping it if it has no leash.
Another way to exercise with your dog is to play catch using a frisbee. Be sure to do it at a public place where there is a lot of room to roam around. Also, your dog won’t notice how fast time flies because of the fun it is having. There is also doggie yoga which would make the dog feel relaxed when it does a bunch of yoga poses. One popular way to exercise with your dog is to go for a swim with it in a swimming pool that would allow that. Of course, dogs are good swimmers so there would be no need to teach your pet how to swim. There may even be times when you will learn from your dog how to swim as the dog paddle is a great thing to do while in the waters.
Ron is a health instructor and an owner of a gym. He also conducts seminars about healthy lifestyle. He own a Labrador named Chuck.