Keep your dog healthy for dog transport and pet travel...
Every once in while, especially during festival seasons, our
dogs tend to put on a couple extra pounds. How’s that so?
Well, because we dote on our dogs way too much for them not
to be included in our parties or their own special theme
parties. Often times, we’re guilty of giving them too many
treats that don’t serve any purposes. We give because we
love them so much so that we are “blinded” of the
Don’t let your dog stay that way until the next
Christmas. For all you know, by the third Christmas, he
probably gain an extra 6 lbs.
What’s done cannot be undone; however we can help them
shed some pounds off to regain their waistline. If it’s done
on a consistent basis, not only will you help him strengthen
his immune systems but may also combat some critical dog
illnesses like joint and heart problems.
These fitness exercises for dogs are generally geared
towards health; and no diet, however superior will provide
the kind of health necessary to live a long life without
adequate daily exercise. You don’t have to do them all at
once. But letting your dog out into the yard to exercise
himself is just not good enough.
lack of exercise is not the dog’s fault.
He may be kept inside all day while you are out, and
there is only so much activity he can do at home alone. In
any case, you’ll need to make sure he has plenty of
supervised exercise. Yes, even with well-trained dogs.
Here are a few fitness exercises for your dog to keep
them in great shape and always prepared for any kind of pet
travel, transport and/or dog relocation.
- Walking: Dogs
should be taken for a long walk at least twice a day.
The exact length of the walk depends upon the breed of
the dog. Your best bet is to choose a park that requires
some walking distant. You’ll know when you have walked
him enough because he will be tired when he gets home,
and so will you.
- Fetching: If
you’re no that keen on long walks, learn the tricks by
which the dog gets more exercise than you do. “Fetch” is
the best one. Throwing a stick or ball is good; however
there are even better methods, like archery game. That’s
if you are a great shooter.
Watching him swim in the pond or river or pool is
another excellent fat burning exercise, but it would be
much more fun if you joined in to race with him.
- Horse riding:
Most larger dogs will enjoy accompanying you while you
hack out on your horse. Beagle is one of the smaller
breeds that willingly obligate.
- Cycling: Only
obedient and well trained dogs should be exercised while
you are on a bicycle. Do not attempt to do this exercise
if you live in hilly country or an urban area with heavy
traffic. You are putting yourself and your dog in great
- Gym workout: No,
I’m not asking your dog to bench press or leg curl! With
more and more city dwellers and bad weathers, many dog
owners are catching the wave of having their dogs
walking on treadmill. There are even specially designed
treadmills and gyms for canines. Personally, I don’t see
much difference between a human and a dog treadmill. I
have a regular human treadmill at home, and my dogs just
take turns getting on. You’ll be amazed how some dogs
are quite happy to walk on a treadmill while watching
their favorite TV programs. Be careful not to set the
speed too high.
- Stairs climbing:
This is also another good exercise be it outdoor or
indoor. Furthermore, stairs climbing is the quickest
weight loss exercise. Dogs with shorter legs,
Dachshunds, might not be very good at it, so you have to
be very patient.
- Enroll in dog classes:
Your dog may become more willing to exercise if you add
variety to his fitness routine. Agility dog training
classes are good both mentally and physically. These
classes will help turn the most unfit, unwilling dogs
into a superb athlete who loves to crawl and jump. Some
dogs have such competitive spirits that they will do
anything to win!
- Outsourcings: If
your dog needs more walking than you can provide, enlist
the services of a dog walker. Ensure that the dog walker
walks dogs of roughly the same size as yours and that he
doesn’t try to walk too many at a time. 5 dogs would be
the maximum, ideally 4. Otherwise, there could be
A gradual increase is better than
no activities at all.
In conclusion, be patient and have fun. Don’t make these
fitness exercises so rigid that they become a chore for both
you and your dog. The key here is to stay healthy for good
and always prepared for pet transportation and dog travel.
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