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Everyone needs exercise, whether of the mind or of the body, to
lead a healthy and active life. An active lifestyle leads to
happiness and the person becomes less prone to psychological
problems and illness. Pet owners should make sure that their pets
get enough exercise throughout the day. Here are 5 tricks that
will dogs more active than before:
#1 Indoor games
You can’t always take that Frisbee out in the sun and have your
dog run around. There will be days when it’s either raining,
snowing or you just don’t feel like going out. But your dog still
needs his exercise. So, the only solution is indoor games. You
can have your dog run for short distances to fetch a ball or a
toy. Additionally, you can play hide and seek or tug of war with
Treadmills are excellent equipment for exercise. The next time
you are unable to go out, take your dog for a walk on the
treadmill. It’s fun and a great way to exercise the entire body.
#3 Brain games
Activity does not mean only physical workouts, it also means
flexing those brain muscles as well. There are tons of brain
games to choose from that are fun and enjoyable. Try hiding an
object in the house and have your dog search for it or try
keeping items and teach your dog to fetch specific items from the
house and put them in the basket.
#4 Laser pointers
Those small little devices that shoot out laser from them are
great for your dog. Shoot out laser and watch your dog run like
wild trying to catch the dot moving on the wall.
If you don’t have enough time to play with your dog, put him in
one of the many daycares available for dogs. Just like a child
daycare, doggie daycares ensure that dog gets the best treatment
possible. They will teach new tricks through games and your dog
will be in the company of other fellow dogs. It’s a great place
for your dog’s activity.
Dog’s need to stay healthy and for that they need activity. Dog
activities can be of different types and the most common one is
the outdoor activity. Dogs like chasing and running games and you
create such activity in both indoor and outdoor settings. You can
either use a Frisbee or a ball or even toys to have your dog run
around and fetch it for you. Additionally, you can create brain
games to make your dog think while he runs around the place. If
nothing works out, there’s always daycares for dogs which takes
good care of you pooch.
5 Ways to Give Your Dog a More Active Autumn
At long last, autumn is finally here. Time to put away the
sunscreen and break out the fleeces! With temperatures returning
to a range within reason, outdoor activities are on the upswing,
and not just for people. That slight nip in the air means the
weather is perfect for puppy play time, too.
Before the days get too short, and the nights too cold, make sure
you take the time to give your dog a few final days in the sun.
Here are a couple ideas:
1. Take a Hike!
A day in the woods can easily become the highlight of your pup’s
week. All the new smells of fall, the new territory to ‘claim,’
the terrain to conquer -- help your dog get back to their roots
with a few hours out in nature. Just remember, this is not a
typical walk. A good hike should go for a couple of hours, and
you should be prepared to go at your dog's pace. Let them stop to
sniff the roses -- it's the reason you brought them along.
Related Article: Hiking With Your Dog
2. Gettin' Leafy With It
You are going to have to rake the yard anyway, so why not let
your pooch have a little fun in all those leaves before your bag
them up? Just like little kids, most dogs understand and
appreciate the delicate nuances of jumping rump first into a pile
of leaves. Granted, it can elongate the raking process, but weigh
that against the fun you are going to have watching your pup romp
Tell me that doesn't look fun. Just make sure they
against fleas and ticks.
3. Puppy Picks a Peck of Apples
The cornerstone of fall activities -- apple picking. If you live
in an area with a dog friendly orchard nearby (which are cropping
up more and more), make a point of bringing your dog along. What
may at first seem like an activity that only people can
participate in, apple picking for a dog is more like an elongated
walk, interrupted from time to time with little snacks. That’s
right -- dogs like apples too! Just don’t let them eat the seeds,
or they may get a tummy ache.
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Apple Picking With Your Dog at Fishkill Farms
4. Dogs Without Borders
Thanks to the ever increasing availability of places specifically
designed for dogs to play, unencumbered by leashes, it's easier
than ever to give your dog a chance to have free reign. Whether
it’s a fenced-in dog park, or an open agility field with the
obstacles and all, every dog should have the chance to run around
uninhibited. Also, this can be a great time to add some
socialization into their regimen. It is never too late for your
pup to make some friends.
Helpful Site: Find a Local Dog Park Today
5. Gotta Be Fetch
Fetch -- the old standby. When all else fails, this surefire fun
time only takes a dog, a yard, and something to throw to get
started, and the entertainment can last for hours. Now, you can
get fancy with it and pick up some sweet dog-toss swag, but even
if all you have is a ratty old tennis ball, your dog is going to
love it. Try mixing it up with disks or
a rope so
you can end the game with a little tug of war (just make sure you
have a release command).
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Your Dog to Play Fetch