Hi guys, and happy Friday! Today I am handing the blog over to Jordan Walker, as he shares some great ways to keep our your dog fit. Enjoy!
Dogs need exercise to stay in shape and remain active. While most pet owners love to walk their dogs, they might not have the same sentiments. Jordan Walker, the lead content curator of Coops and Cages, shares what other fun activities your dog can partake in.
Being a responsible pet owner means allocating more time for your furry pal’s play time and exercise. Unfortunately, because of tight schedules, not everybody can spare even a single minute to their pets, leaving them bored, disinterested, and sluggish over time. The truth is that when you accompany your dogs in their exercise regime, they become physically and mentally healthy. And, the good news is that frequent dog walks aren’t the only solution. Here are other ways you can get their blood pumping without taking them in the park.
Hiking is a new activity for dogs. Although it seems like a combination of walking and running, there is an added twist here as they get to do it in a fresh yet natural environment. The sight of trees, birds, and other flora helps relax the dog and his overall well-being. Aside from that, they get to enjoy a lot because they’ll have lots of time chasing other wildlife and trying to climb off trails.
What most owners don’t know is that their dogs are natural-born swimmers. This is a common notion because not all dogs like water. If you have a pooch that enjoys water, be proud and use it to your advantage. Take note that swimming is a great form of low-impact exercise that is also more fun than walking and running. While there are a couple other concerns involved, such as the body of water the dog will swim in, there are still plenty of options out there. Swimming pools are among them. But, owners must still practice caution. Even though these places are hygienic, the chlorine content can potentially irritate their skin. Natural bodies of water, on the other hand, are full of algae and dead fish, which houses loads of bacteria.
Having your dog along while riding a bike is also a great idea. Even if it is a bit similar to walking and running, the use of the bike makes it more challenging and fun. In this activity, leads are used to tag the dog. Just be sure to take things slowly so as to avoid accidents.
Playing with Frisbees or flying discs is an enjoyable sport that can be enjoyed by both humans and dogs. In general, canines like to fetch balls and discs. Due to its unique trajectory and shape, they enjoy it far more than mere sticks.
This is a simple yet engaging activity that your dog will surely love. Food puzzles will require a dog to solve a puzzle prior food will be dispensed to them. If you don’t want to buy such product, a simple hide and seek with their food bowl will do.
Dogs and humans aren’t meant to live inactive lifestyles. Not only does it make their life dull, it may also potentially lead to various illnesses and other ailments. By making sure your dog gets enough exercise, you are helping him live a long and healthy life, free of illnesses. At the same time, you end up healthy too.
As an owner, you must always be aware of the level of activity suggested for your dog. This is because each breed differs from the rest in terms of activity intensity and duration, and you don’t want to overdose them.
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