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Good Exercises for your dog

Exercising your dog is an important part of keeping them healthy and happy, just like any other pet. Not only can regular exercises help to keep their bodies strong and agile, they can also help regulate their behaviour, build socialization skills, reduce stress levels, and even provide mental stimulation that helps fend off boredom.

If your dog is particularly active, you may want to consider adding more exercises into its daily routine. Fetch is a great option as it exercises both the body and the mind. You can also teach them fun tricks like playing tug-of-war or hide-and-seek! Adding agility exercises, such as weaving through cones or jumping over hurdles, can also add a good challenge for more active breeds.


Walking & Jogging

One of the most common exercises for dogs is walking and jogging. As an owner, you should be able to provide your dog with at least a 30-minute walk every day, as this will help them get the exercise they need. During the walk, it can also be beneficial to allow them to take some breaks for sniffing around and exploring their environment.


Why not give your pup an exciting game of fetch? You and your furry friend can bond over this activity anywhere and anytime – it’s so easy to teach! Just grab a ball or stick, throw it forward, and then shout “fetch”. Though they may require some time to comprehend at first, once they understand what you want from them – trust me –they’ll look forward to playing with each session. To make things even more fun, attempt frisbee instead! Follow similar instructions as above but switch out the conventional stick/ball combo for a round disc in order to increase excitement levels.


There are also other forms of exercise that you can do with your dog, such as swimming and playing at the dog park. Swimming is an excellent form of exercise for many dogs due to its low-impact nature and it is a great way to build muscle tone. Visiting parks gives your dog the opportunity to socialize with other dogs and it is also a great way for them to get some physical exercise and mental stimulation. (Just make sure dogs are permitted at the park, some can vary on time of year)

Mental Stimulation

No matter which exercises you choose to do with your dog, providing them with regular physical and mental stimulation will keep them fit both mentally and physically! You should always consult your vet before starting any new exercises with your pet to make sure they are suitable for their breed and age. With the right exercises, you can help your furry friend stay happy and healthy!


Overall, it’s important to remember that how much exercise your dog needs depends on its breed, age, and health. Regular exercise can help keep your dog fit and healthy, but if you’re not sure how much exercise they should be getting, it’s best to talk to your vet first. With the right balance of exercise and rest, you can help ensure your dog lives a long and happy life!

Take a look at some of the products we sell which can help keep your puppy active & healthy.