Exercise is a must!

8 Jan

I don’t care what breed of dog you have, what hours you work, how much time you have to spend with your dog, it NEEDS exercise. People might disagree with me on this one, but i am a firm breeder than no matter what the breed, whether its a tea-cup chihuahua or a Siberian husky, that dog needs at least two walks a day. I would say a minimum of 15-20 minutes per walk (obviously ALOT more for something such as a husky or other working breed). Little dogs are just as likely to be high energy dogs than the larger breeds. If not for the exercise, a walk is important to stimulate the dogs brain: they need to meet new people and other dogs, have a sniff, experience different sights, and sounds. And no, your garden inst enough. As a person, you would go stir crazy being cooped up in the house all day everyday, never seeing anything new, never meeting other people or talking to people… so why would it be acceptable to force that upon a dog?

This was Maya’s first time off the lead at 15 weeks old. We found a deserted golf course, spread ourselves out and worked on her recall training. Not only did she do a good job of staying with us and coming when called, but she also seemed to have a lot of fun, and was definitely tired by the time we got her home!


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