Dog’s are like young children in many respects; the most similar one being the fact that, if you do not give them something constructive to do with their energy, they will find something to do regardless of the mischief it will cause. This can cause a few problems, because a dog that isn’t getting enough exercise commonly finds a release through activities like destructive chewing, hyperactivity, unruliness and attention-grabbing behaviour. In this blog, we will look into some exercises to keep your dog better occupied:
Going running with your dog at a local park is a great activity, because not only is your dog getting the exercise that it needs to increase its stamina and strengthen its muscles, but you will also reap the benefits of the exercises too. It is always nice to have a partner to run with, whether they have two legs or four legs.
‘Fetch’ is a fairly obvious choice when it comes to exercise, however not that many people know that a simple game of ‘fetch’ can be all that is needed to meet your dog’s daily exercise. This exercise is ideal if you have a busy schedule, as you can easily play it in your back garden, or even from the comfort of your couch indoors. ‘Fetch’ games provide your dog with exercise, whilst giving him/her a special skill as well.
Although your dog will benefit from physical exercise, you will also have to remember to exercise your dog’s brain. Find a fun new behaviour to teach him/her, like high-fiving or rolling on command. If you would like your dog to become more advanced when learning skills, then it is well worth enrolling them in one of our dog training classes.
As we have mentioned in this blog, it is important to stimulate your dog’s brain and make sure they get a sufficient amount of exercise. If you have a hectic life, then it can sometimes be a struggle to take your dog on regular walks. Whether you need someone to give your pet a one-off walk, or you require a long-term dog walker, the team here at Dog School can provide flexible programs that are tailored to your needs. For dog walking in Croydon, get in touch with us today by calling 07734 447 812. You won’t be disappointed with the services we provide.