Every dog needs regular exercise to stay healthy & keep the intestinal system good. Dogs are more active than the cats & most of the times, they like to get involved herding, hunting & protecting the owner. They can’t live a lazy life because if they don’t find anything to do then they may end up being upset. It doesn’t matter whether it’s cold or hot season most dogs can’t survive without exercising. If you have a puppy then he needs more exercise than the older dogs, because of the energy level they have.
Dog exercise equipment
Here are some useful equipment for dog exercise:
- Large exercise ball
- Weave Poles
- Agility ladder
- Dog tether kit
- Dog exercise wheel
- Large dog exercise pen
You can take your dog for walking because it’s easy, enjoyable and you don’t need any equipment for it. Also if you take the dog for walking it will also benefit you. A good news is that researchers from the University of Western Australia have shown that seventy percent of dog owners have the chance for exercising for minimum 150 minutes every week.
We also advise you on running with the dog because when a dog runs every day it increases the stamina and develops the muscle of their body. To get the best result always spend thirty minutes every day in walking or running. Maintaining this routine will have a significant impact on both of you.
This is normally a game by using a rope. To play this game first you need to drag the rope around and then the dog will try to chase it. You should allow the dog to catch it sometimes. This is how this game is played. The best thing about this game is that you don’t need too much space or any other equipment, simply just the ropes & dog will love to play the game.
Playing with treats
We all know dogs are reward driven & when you show treats they can do anything, & that’s how you can play the dog with treats. First of all, you need to take a couple of his favorite treats & then you have to hide them all over the house, you can put the treat under tables, sofa & behind the doors. Keep in mind that you have to put the treats in a long distance from one place to another. After that, you can allow the dog to find out the treats. Your dog will be able to smell the treats far away, also will be so busy in finding out that he may end up being physically tired.
Hide & Seek
This is known to be a very good & effective game which will help your dog a lot. You could start by keeping the dog somewhere else & then you need to hide in a place where he can’t find you out easily. When you are done call the name. Keep calling the name for about five to ten minutes & when he finds you, you should praise the dog for his favorite treats.
This is a complicated training programme but it’s not very possible for every dog owners, yet it’s a very good & effective exercise programme for dogs. However, if you have a big yard, then you can establish a setup. You may use things like broom poles, chairs, weave poles or boxes, chair, and blankets all over the surface of your yard. If you don’t want to handle all these hassles then you can also purchase indoor agility set.
If you are really determined about this then, first of all, you have to teach the dog each step before starting the whole course. You start by teaching reward or lure training programme.
Robert William was born in Auckland, New Zealand who is a former author of Pets Health Blog.
He has a great experience in blogging for more than three years. Robert is a regular author & member of this Blog who is studying Veterinary Science at Massey University