Dogs were born to work for a living. Beagles were bred for hunting, Collies for herding, and German Shepherds for protection. So it is no surprise that dogs need exercise in order to be at their best. However, our increasingly sedentary lifestyles mean dogs’ “jobs” are quite the opposite of their natural born instincts.
So, how do we make sure our dogs are getting the exercise they need? Let’s start with three things to know about exercise and your dogs…
- Exercise is important for all breeds.
- Exercise is important for all ages.
- Exercise is more than just letting your dog outside to play in the backyard.