Dog Exercise Needs

  • Keep Your Dog Mentally And Physically Fit

    Keep Your Dog Mentally And Physically Fit

    In order to be well-adjusted pets, dogs need both mental and physical stimulation on a daily basis. The desire to "keep busy" is deeply ingrained in the majority of dogs.

  • Teach Your Dog To Fetch

    Teach Your Dog To Fetch

    My dog isn't big on fetch--is there any way to encourage her?

  • Dog exercise needs

    Dog exercise needs

    Keeping your dog or puppy physically fit

  • Entertainment tips for dogs

    Entertainment tips for dogs

    Question: My dog seems to enjoy having "tasks" to complete — is there a way to keep smart dogs entertained? Answer: Dogs don’t need to be “entertained” generally. They do need stimulation and activity, as do almost all living things. They don’t necessarily need play groups, expensive toys, or gourmet bakery treats. Nor do they […]

  • Games for dogs home alone

    Games for dogs home alone

    I want to leave something for my dog to do while I'm at work — what do you recommend?

  • Is my dog bored?

    Is my dog bored?

    How do I know if my dog is bored?

  • Exercise for puppies?

    Exercise for puppies?

    Question: I know jogging isn’t a good idea — what exercises are appropriate for my pup until she’s full grown?   Answer: It’s not that jogging is a bad idea; it is just too easily overdone. If you keep everything in moderation and use good sense you should be okay. Small dogs should not be asked to […]

  • Exercise for older dogs?

    Exercise for older dogs?

    What sort of outings are appropriate for older dogs?

  • Dogs’ exercise needs

    Dogs’ exercise needs

    Question: How do I know if my dog is getting enough exercise? Answer: Breed and age are the two big factors to take into consideration when determining how much exercise your dog should get. Adult dogs (between one and six years of age) naturally require more exercise than older dogs, and working, sporting, herding, and […]

  • Healthy Dog Activities

    Healthy Dog Activities

    Keeping your dog or puppy busy and happy

  • Arthritis and the aging dog

    Arthritis and the aging dog

    The signs of arthritis may be hard to spot. You might notice it takes Fido a little longer to get up in the morning and she seems to have a harder time moving around. Soon you realize that she’s in pain whenever she walks, jumps, or even sits up. It’s difficult enough to accept that […]

  • Games for athletic dogs

    Games for athletic dogs

    The Jock Plays a vigorous tug of war with you, and is then ready to sprint to the dog park Is always frisking around, and sniffing out new scents and experiences May come from a breed that was developed to do a high-energy job, such as hunting or herding Top activities: Agility combines obedience with […]

  • (Other) games for ball hounds

    (Other) games for ball hounds

    Going beyond fetch