Exercising your dog is a great way to spend time with them, help them connect with the outside world and keep them fit and healthy. See below some great ideas for exercising with them.
Dogs – Walking
Take your dog to the local park or just along the street.
Try to walk your dog on different surfaces like sand, shallow water, fallen leaves or on a rough surface.
When you’re out walking use obstacles like benches, trees, ditches and logs for your dog to jump over, crawl under or balance on.
Hide and Seek
Hide a toy or some kibble and let your dog find it.
Throwing a ball or toy is great exercise for your dog, and you can make them work harder by doing it on a gentle slope or hillside. Don’t throw sticks, as they can splinter and cause injury.
Swimming or hydrotherapy
Ideal for dogs with arthritis or back problems. Ask your veterinarian about hydrotherapy.
Set up low hurdles (use a broomstick across two objects), tunnels (available from pet shops or use cardboard boxes) and a slalom course (objects set one yard apart) to exercise your dog.
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