Friday, February 17, 2006

Lets continue to exercise with your Dog

Here are some helpful tips to remember when exercising with your dog outside.

· Not all people are animal lovers so remember to be respectful by keeping your dog on a leash when walking.

· A leash will not restrict your dog from being able to run or jog, especially if you decide to do so also.

· Be mindful of young children when exercising outdoors with your dog. Perhaps include them in the fun if they enjoy playing with dogs. Children can be one of the best forms of exercise for them.

· Never let your dog overwork itself. If the dog looks fatigued, immediately supply it with water.

· While puppies are more active than adults, both should exercise daily with the exception that exercise must be adjusted as the dog gets older. Even the aging dog can have fun and exercise, as long as you take proper precautions and are aware of any health conditions the dog may have.

· Remember to do simple things with your dog daily such as walking around the block, or to a nearby park, allowing your dog to play unrestricted, running free in the backyard, playing fetch with a ball or frisbee and encouraging a healthy, well balanced life for your dog.

By taking the time each day to play and exercise with your canine companion, your dog and yourself will form a bond which will never be broken.

SO, what are you waiting for? Lets exercise with your dog............

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