Dogs are great companions for many activities, including a refreshing outdoor run. Exercise is a healthy way to bond with your pooch (and they will be sure to keep you on your toes!). Smaller dogs may start running alongside you by six months, and larger dogs by a year. If you run your pup too early it may interfere with their bone development. Dogs of smaller size should relax on rigorous runs around the age of ten, and large dogs by the age of seven. If you decide to start your dog on running, ease them into the routine. Investing in a pair of dog boots will help keep pads on your pup’s paws from being harmed on rough terrains, rocks, and glass. If you opt out of dog boots be sure to always check your pooch’s pads for tenderness. If the pads on your dog’s paws are tender, raw, or bleeding then give your pal a break until all is healed. It is also very important to remember water not only for yourself, but for your dog running companion. There are convenient portable water feeders for your furry friend that prove to be a great dog item to have on hand during your enjoyed runs together. Hydration is vital for any work out. Running on trails is scenic, shaded, and typically provides a softer surface for your dog’s joints. It’s also important to take the weather into consideration; it is easier for your pup to overheat in hotter weather. If you notice that your dog is fatigued or overheated, wet them with cold water and get them to cooler conditions. It is advised to keep even the most obedient of dogs on a reliable dog leash during outdoor exercising. Running with your dog is a great way to keep active while spending time alongside Rover. What are you waiting for? Grab your faithful friend, the appropriate gear, and get ready for a good run.
Staying is shape is an issue that millions of people struggle with daily. What most people don’t consider along with that subject is the health of their dogs as well. Overweight dogs, much like people, can struggle with diabetes, damage to joints, bones, and ligaments, heart disease and many more devastating health problems. Many consider their dogs a part of the family, so we must make sure we take care of their health just like we would a family member. With these few simple exercise tips, you and your dog can become healthier and stay in shape while having fun together!
The simplest form of exercise for your dog is fetch. Most dogs absolutely love the idea of chasing their toys and bringing it back for another throw. It gets your furry friend running, and jumping, while not even realizing they are getting a work out. Our Grriggles Flyers Dog Toys come in a variety of colors and are not only fun to chase, but fun to chew as well. Their nylon and rope design make these toys durable for even the strongest chewers. To include a little exercise for you as well, try throwing these in an open field or dog park and moving around with your dog. With football season quickly approaching, get into the spirit and play a family game of football, including your dog! These Air Kong Squeaker Footballs are perfect for a game of doggie football and they even float! Don’t forget to dress your dog in the part as well with our new NFL Dog Apparel. You can outfit your dog in your favorite team jersey, or simply a collar and leash for walks as well.
If sports and fetch aren’t your dog’s favorite activities, you can try a number of other things as well! Simply long, brisk walks can go a long way with getting you and your fur baby in shape. Try taking different routes, providing your dog with new sights and smells to keep them busy and entertained. Taking an obedience class together is also a great way to get moving, and learn new tricks in the mean time. These classes not only provide great skills, but socialize your dog with others as well. With these quick and easy exercise tips, both you and your pup can lead healthy, happier lives.
Dog toys aren’t only for entertainment. Dog toys offer exercise and interaction, as well as a variety of dental benefits. Toys spend a lot of time in your dog’s mouth. They are constantly chewed on and worked over the teeth and this process actually works as an abrasive to loosen plaque, reduce the build up of tarter, massage gums and strengthen jaws and teeth.
The problem is that many dog toys aren’t made for serious wear. Aggressive chewers can go through an average toy in no time, leaving small pieces that, if ingested, could seriously harm your dog. This also hurts your wallet; dog toys are not cheap. If your dog is a serious chewer, you need something much stronger. Many people think that because a toy is made for dogs, that it is safe. This is not always true.
Tough By Nature Dog Toys are durable, safe, and long lasting. They are made of 100% rubber and can withstand much abuse and still keep going. They come in many varieties and sizes that your dog will love. They are made of hard, durable rubber and come in odd shapes and sizes to produce an irregular bounce and have a squeaker that will drive your dog wild. They toys are a worthy adversary of the toughest chewer.