The Dog Man® 1-2-1 Dog Training Coach
Exercise a physical outlet to expend pent up energy and maintain health and fitness.
Today’s dog does not lead such a busy complex life, it does not require to scavenge and hunt for food or defend territories. They lead quite the sedentary lifestyle, their food is provided on a plate and they are often confined, alone and inactive for parts if not most of the day. This lack of purpose and exercise leaves dogs without an outlet for their natural active tendencies both physical and mental and contributes to behavioural problems such as:
- Weight gain
- Barking excessively
- Destructive tendencies done out of sheer anxiety and boredom
- Being withdrawn
- Hyper activity
- Lacks endurance or stamina
Regular exercise vastly improves a dog’s wellbeing, tones the muscles, helps the body and metabolic system to function property and engages the mind improving mental health.
Dogs, and in particular young dogs, have tons of surplus energy and, unfortunately, do not often get enough exercise, interaction and play, owners do not consider the breed, physical requirements and demands, and are not willing to give them the time.
It is important to note that each animal is individual and the amount of exercise required will differ vastly; therefore, an exercise programme should be considered and needs to be modified accounting for age, stature, breed, health and injury.
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