Exercising Your Dog

Exercising Your Dog

There isn’t a dog on earth that doesn’t go into overdrive at the prospect of some exercise with you. He is always keen, and the benefits of regularly exercising your dog should never be underestimated. Keeping your dog healthy, happy and stimulated through daily exercise can be a lot of fun and can help you keep destructive behaviors or aggressive behaviors in check. Exercising or playing with your dog is also a great way to bond with your dog, and it can be the source of very memorable and rewarding times together. The following are the variety of mutually beneficial ways to keep your dog active.

Exercising Your Dog

Getting Started

Before you get going with an exercise routine there are a few things to consider. Its probably a good idea to take your dog to the vet for a good once over before embarking on an exercise schedule. Your vet will be able to provide you with valuable information about any issues concerning your dogs build or genetics that will help shape the exercise routine you design. It is also an opportunity for your vet to field any questions you may have concerning the kind of exercise you had in mind.

Has your dog been registered and micro-chipped?

Dogs are like children, “now you see them now you don’t”. One minute they can be walking right beside you, and the next they can be long gone chasing a rabbit. If you have lost your dog on one of your outings, then registration and micro-chipping means your dog is in the system and has a much higher probability of being returned to you.

If you are walking your puppy has he had all of his vaccinations?

There are a lot of nasty things out there, and your new puppy is extremely susceptible to all of them. Puppy Vaccinations are given to protect your pet from life threatening diseases they come into contact with. It is a good idea to make sure he has had all of his shots before you take him out amongst them.

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