Wednesday, 1 August 2018

The Best Ways To Exercise Your Dog


Getting your dog to swim for his exercise is great for him.  It is low impact for his joints and seems to burn fat and energy more than anything else I have tried.  I personally take Hugo to hydrotherapy every week because of his back and elbow issues but you can do it anywhere like the beach or in a pond.  Swimming is great for dogs with health issues.

Water Treadmill

Yes, I know not many people will have one of these.  I get Hugo on the one at hydrotherapy at least once a month which I recommend to anyone with a Canine Hydrotherapy business near you.  Again it is low impact and really builds muscle.

The Beach

Obviously, I can only really go to the beach in the summer here in Scotland but if you live somewhere hotter then that's perfect.  My dog's physiotherapist told me that the best place to exercise your dog is somewhere that has lots of types of different ground like the beach.  There are rocky areas, soft dry sand, hard wet sand and the water.  This really helps your dog to build muscle and it's great for dogs with leg problems.


Training your dog is definitely a form of exercise.  I like to do exercise training in my garden once or twice a week.  I make sure I keep my dog's attention and have play breaks in between training.


I am not any type of animal expert but instead only an animal lover who wants to share her tips.  Please consult relevant animal specialists and do not only take my advice.

 The Rider's Pets


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