physical exercise

6 Puppy Games To Play With Your New Puppy

Puppy games are fun ways to tire out your newly adopted fur baby while building the skills they’ll need to become socialized, obedient, friendly adult dogs in the future. Here are six puppy games that will help your new pup learn how to play.

by Mike Clark
February 19th

Exercise For Puppies?

I know jogging isn’t a good idea — what exercises are appropriate for my pup until she’s full grown?

by David Smith
June 23rd, 2017

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 need human food, […]

by Jon Katz
March 31st, 2011

Pets and People Can Keep Fit Together

As autumn gets underway, your family has probably settled into its back-to-school and back-to-business-as-usual routine. But how is your pet adjusting to the post-summer routine?

by dogtime
March 31st, 2011

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 terrier breeds generally […]

by dogtime
March 31st, 2011

Games for couch potatoes

The couch potatoGives you a “Do we have to?” look when you try to take him for a runSettles right down after a leisurely stroll around the blockTop activities:Walking — long leisurely ones or multiple short ones. Even couch potatoes need exerciseAccompanying you on errands around town, or hanging out in a cafe.Assuming the belly-scratching […]

by dogtime
March 11th, 2009

Games for athletic dogs

The JockPlays a vigorous tug of war with you, and is then ready to sprint to the dog parkIs always frisking around, and sniffing out new scents and experiencesMay come from a breed that was developed to do a high-energy job, such as hunting or herdingTop activities:Agility combines obedience with athleticism, with the dogs following […]

by dogtime
March 11th, 2009
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