Written by Senior Editor Peter Gehr
Best puppy exercise: How much is too much, how little is too little? It’s obvious that a well-planned exercise regimen is going to be both good for your puppy and good for you too. A good thing to keep in mind from the very beginning is to be sure not to overdo with your pet, as his bones are still developing and his little legs are not quite big enough to keep up with you. To overdo could mean damaging your dog by pushing him too far, for too long.
Having said that, chances are that your puppy will let you know when he’s tired, especially when he is very young, but the time will come when you will need to provide more running for your dog than what most people can provide, and this is where fetching a ball or Frisbee can come in very handy.
Be sure to provide the fresh and clean water that he needs after exercising. If you don’t provide water, chances are he will drink whatever he can find, i.e. from a puddle, and this may not always be ideal—or safe.
Best Puppy Exercise: How Much is Too Much, How Little is Too Little?
The first step is to set a routine for yourself and set goals that aren’t out of reach. Your puppy will have no problem getting up early in the morning or finding the energy to play later on in the day, so it’s best to find what works best with your lifestyle.
Next, decide on which time of the day is best for you. In today’s world we are all busy will a million things to do and not enough time in the day, so by setting a time it will keep you on track towards your goals. Working out in the morning will start your day off on the right foot and will give you energy and help you charge through your day. Puppies also benefit from exercise early in the morning, especially if you are gone at work because they will burn off a lot of energy and will be rested while you are at work.
Figuring out an exercise routine may seem confusing and you may feel out of your element, but making goals and developing what works for you is all about being fit. If running works for you, then taking your puppy on runs and walks is for you. If playing fetch in a park and running around chasing balls and Frisbees is more up your ally, your puppy won’t complain. Remember, working out with your puppy is all about staying/getting fit and spending quality time with them. As long as you give it your all, it’ll be worth it.
Staying fit is also important for a puppy because it gives them a strong foundation and sets the pace for the rest of their life. Keeping your puppy strong and energized will help them feel more comfortable and confident with you as their leader. Click here to visit the original source of this post
Best puppy exercise: How much is too much, how little is too little? If you cannot provide enough exercise for your pet, then it may be an idea to look at finding someone who can do it for you. There are numerous dog walking services available, but the best thing for your dog is to exercise with you, as this is a great time to bond daily and to strengthen your relationship with him. He will look forward to it, and the consistent regularity will provide him with that outlet of energy that he needs, as well at the mental stimulation he needs for health and well-being—not to mention the great exercise and fun it can be for you too.