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pets: exercise your pet

Super 1 Foods | Posted Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 07:36AM

Exercise Your PetTaking your dog for a walk is a good way for both of you to get some exercise. From an early age, puppies can be acclimated to a collar and leash. Use your voice and a gentle tug to encourage the pup to follow you. Reward good behavior with praise, and keep walks short at first.

Dogs that have been bred for stamina or to work often have higher exercise requirements than other breeds. Consider the breed history of your dog and the work traditionally associated with them as you determine exercise needs. Talk with your vet to get additional suggestions. Retrieving breeds do best with games of fetch and chase, while sledding dogs enjoy pulling and running.

The length and type of exercise for your dog will depend on his requirements and health limitations. While some dogs may enjoy a 5-mile jog and a game of fetch, others may be tired and satisfied after a short walk around the block.

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