Dogs need exercise for most of the same reasons that we do. Exercise burns calories, helps to stimulate the mind, and promotes overall good health. Here are more tips on exercising your dog:
- Exercise helps to alleviate boredom, which can lead to destructive behavior. The ways you provide exercise for your dog can satisfy many instinctive behaviors such as herding, chewing, retrieving, and chasing. Also, dogs love spending time with their owners, so exercise and playtime with your dog will help to create a stronger bond.
- Individual exercise plans depend on your dog’s size, breed, age, and level of health. For example, energetic breeds will benefit from a rousing session of fetch, while older dogs may prefer a long, leisurely walk. Water-loving breeds such as Labradors also love a good swim; just make sure they’re supervised.
Pet Supermarket has a variety of toys, including fetch toys, tug toys, floating water toys, and squeaky toys—most dogs love toys that squeak! We also carry safe toys dogs can play with while they’re alone, so that they’re entertained when you’re not around.
In addition, Pet Supermarket has everything you need for outside exercise sessions; treat pouches, Gulpy® water bottles, and retractable leads are all useful for the great outdoors. Visit your local Pet Supermarket today!