How Much Exercise Does My Dog Really Need?

Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, we have to take care of them because they can not fully take care of themselves. We feed them, we bathe them, and we take them for walks. When we feed them we are given a portion size based on their size, and we feed them 2-3 times a day. We bathe them on a schedule based on their coat, and appearance and scent. But when we walk our dog, do you know how much they need to move, in a day or even a week?

How much exercise does my puppy need?

Puppy’s are known for being very energetic, but because they are small and still developing, the best way to get their exercise is in small increments.Since puppies are constantly growing, including several short walks or play sessions throughout the day is a safer choice than going for one really long walk, as this can be too hard on your puppy’s developing body. 

How much exercise does your adult dog need?

Dogs come in many different shapes and sizes, so depending on the dog’s breed it affects how much exercise they need. For example, some dogs are considered “high energy dogs” like border collies, and others are considered “low energy dogs” like bulldogs. As adults, border collies will require more activity than a bulldog would. 

What type of exercises can I do with my dog? 

Some fun exercises include tug of war, getting a fun toy or even a cloth that you can play gently with your dog. another fun indoor exercises is having them run stairs with you, it will not take a long time because their energy will burn quickly and they will still get a good amount of exercise. 

Some great outdoor exercises include hiking, swimming and fetch, it’s a great source of exercise, it’s fun and can be mixed in with their daily walks or even replace the walk for the day!

The most important thing is to make sure your pet is staying active and is moving.