Maintaining Good Health for your Dog
Regular exercise for your pet is crucial for maintaining good health and it can also be fun, there are several ways exercise can be exciting – a great way for the whole family to be involved.
A walk at least once a day will improve your pet’s cardiovascular fitness; stronger muscles and bones as well as decreased levels of stress. Added benefits for you include lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, which is a fantastic health benefit for walking with your pet.
When your pet is indoors, they will easily become bored and unhappy, so walking and playing outside will ensure they are healthy, fit and happy to be spending time with their owners and playing with their favourite dog toy.
A tip to keep both your pet and family entertained is creating an obstacle in the garden or your local park. Blanket hurdles is a fun and exciting game using blankets.
Place the blankets so your dog can hop over a few times. Once your pet gets the hang of this, go to the other side and call your dog. Give your pet a toy he will love to reward him for coming to the other side so he can bring it to you, by mixing things up, give each of your family members a different toy so he can run to each of you.
Outdoors fetch is a great way to encourage your dog to enjoy the outdoors and let some steam off. A frisbee with soft edges is a good option for an active puppy that is teething.
Encourage your dog to run after the frisbee or toy by giving affection to reward your pet. To ensure your pet is motivated to run after the frisbee or toy you can hold your dog back and let go after you throw it. This will make your pet run like a rocket!
Hide and seek is a great way for your dog to use their senses, by hiding behind trees and calling your dog so they can find you. You can give your dog toys so they are rewarded for the good work.