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Doggy Exercise

posted by Westward Animal Hospital    |   January 25, 2017 11:06

Exercise is very important for your dog.  It helps keep them from getting too bored or anxious and of course is healthy too. If you take them for daily walks, try a different path so they can smell new things, or go to a different area of the city, or even out of the city.  This will be good for both their physical and mental health.  If you can't get out for a walk play some fetch with them in the yard or (carefully) in the house. You could also get them to run up and down the stairs a few times too.  Build an obstacle course for them to interact with or get involved in one of the dog sports like agility, flyball, rally-o or barnyard search.  To exercise their brain you can hide a few treats in various places, try a puzzle box or teach them some new tricks/commands. Just remember that anything you do should be suitable for your dog's size, ability and breed.  


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