Importance of Exercise for Dogs

Whether you have a shepherd or an English bulldog this makes a huge difference in the frequency of dog exercises.

Just like a human being, dogs feel good about themselves after a good workout. The exercises help them feel happier and live better.

In addition, dog exercises service the bones, joints, muscles, and heart, which will allow your dog to slow down his aging. Every dog must do enough exercise to keep it healthy.

Training your dog throughout the day for hours is not recommended.

Your dog can sometimes be a little impatient if he does not get the exercise he needs.

How to dose the dog exercises?

A walk, if possible, twice a week will probably be good for your dog’s well being.

Your dog does not need to run marathons every day, and this is not recommended because it can harm his health.

However, if your dog’s breed is flat-nosed, a long race distance or a lot Is not going to be a fun part.

Dogs with crushed muzzles are breeds that need fewer exercises because these dog breeds do not sweat, they expel heat from their bodies through their nose.

Dogs with crushed noses cannot breathe as easily as those with long noses and unfortunately, they are prone to hypertension if the exercise is too intense or if they are exposed too long to high heat.

All breeds of flat-nosed dogs need to stay fit and healthy by practicing a daily walk.

Adapting an exercise program is perfect for your dog

In order to know how to dose the dog exercises, talk to your veterinarian first. It has a lot of experience with different breeds of dogs and it will fit the exercise to your 4 legged companions.

Buying toys to encourage play and exercise is another way to help your dog get active.  Asking the Pet store attendant question like “what kind of toys to pit bulls like?” would help you narrow down the best toy to get for your pet.

Some breeds are more prone to hip or heart problems, so the type of exercise that you engage to take is very important.

It is usually not recommended for most breeds to play because it allows dogs to jump into the air and fall back onto a hard ground and unfortunately this hurts their hips tremendously and can cause long damage term.

It is ideal to exercise your dog 2 to 3 times a week. A good walk such as a  walk of one hour, respecting the rhythm of your dog.