Every dog owner needs to make sure their dog gets at least one walk every day.
It is very important that puppies and dogs go out for exercise on a daily basis in a safe and secure area. Walking your dog keeps their bones stronger and keeps them from getting bored. Walks also prevent them from chewing things or presenting other destructive behavior. Walking allows your dog to urinate, eliminate, and socialise with other dogs. Dogs exercise needs vary according to the breed that you have, its health conditions, age, and capabil it. There are some breeds that require one walk per day, but others, especially high energy breeds (Border Collie), that require more than one walk per day.
Below, I have have broken down the exercise requirements per breed:
More than 2 hours per day:
Australian Cattle Dog
2 Hours Per day
German Long Haired Pointer
Up to 2 Hours Per Day
Up to 1 Hour Per Day
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Jack Russel Terrier
French Bull Dog
Up to 30 miniutes Per Day
Have you ever noticed how much better you feel around your pet?
Spending quality time with a dog, cat, or other animal can have a positive effect on your mood and your health.
A Healthier Heart. Dogs keep your heart healthy because dog owners walk more and have lower blood pressure than people who don’t have dogs.
Stress Soothers. Patting your dog or cat feels good. It can help your body release relaxation hormones and it cuts down on your stress hormone levels.
Social Magnets. Pets, especially dogs, can help you connect with other people. Dog owners find it much easier to communicate with other people who own dogs
People with pets are generally happier, less lonely, and more trusting than those who don’t own pets. Your pets give you a sense of belonging and meaning.Read More