In human beings, the necessity of exercise has been proven over and over again. But how about our canine friends? Is it sufficient to just give food to them adequately and provide them occasional walks? Which are the important things about exercise to dogs?
All dogs require exercise
Research studies along with practical experience have demostrated that dogs which have been getting sufficient exercise are more healthy and more happy. Also, they are more sociable while they are in public areas. When dogs receive frequent exercise, they are more calm both at home and are much less restless when left alone. Even so, the same as feeding, deciding on the right quantity of exercise for your pet usually depends on numerous things. These factors are age, size, and type of breed.
Age: Young dogs need daily exercise for right muscle development. Their high vitality must be released in some type of positive activity, and providing them with their daily exercising is the easiest method to do it. The inability to release their pent-up vitality can result in harmful behavior such as chewing or digging. Having said that, an adult, older dog needs less exercise due to their lower levels of energy.
Size: Large dogs do not really require more exercising than small dogs. Actually, many large dog breeds like the Mastiff or Great Dane would rather take it easy and take a seat on the porch all day long then go out for a 2 mile run. In spite of this, they also demand their daily exercise, maybe one or two half hour walks everyday. Then again, a number of small dog breeds like the Jack Russell Terrier or Chihuahua still continue going even after a three-mile walk.
Type Of Breed: Your dog’s breed is another major aspect on the quantity of exercise required. For example, dogs which were initially bred to herd such as the Australian Cattle Dog, Border Collie, and German Shepherd must be activity daily. An additional type of a breed that needs day-to-day exercising are those that have been originally bred to hunt (hunting dogs). Types of these dogs are the Beagle, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, and German Hunt Terrier. And ultimately, sled dogs for example the Siberian Husky, Samoyed, and Alaskan malamute share a similar high level of energy as the herding dogs and hunting dogs and for that reason, must be exercised regularly.