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dog behavior, dog owner, Dog Walking, energy, exercise, pet parenting, sport, stress, training -

When you exercise your dog, it is always helpful to have the right equipment in order to make the task more fun for you and your dog, as well as safer. In most cases you only need a leash for your dog and a good pair of walking shoes for you. It is also good pet etiquette to take along scoopers and requisite waste elimination equipment to clean up those ‘accidents’ that may occur along the way. Another thing to consider when exercising your dog is water. You do not want your dog to become dehydrated so you may wish...

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BikingStrolling down the street with your dog leashed beside you is not the only way for you to provide your dog with exercise.  Some people like to ride bikes for their own exercise routine and there is equipment that can help you exercise your dog while you ride. It can be dangerous for you to hold your dog’s lead in your hand while bicycling. You can purchase an attachment for your bike that holds the dog at an appropriate distance from your bicycle as he runs along beside you. The attachment typically comes with a harness for your dog. This...

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Cat Health, cat owner, Dog health, sport, summer, Winter -

In getting your dog to exercise, you may have to take into consideration what the weather conditions are like in the area where you live. You may also need to consider the type of dog you have in your exercise plan when dealing with winter or summer exercise, or hot or cold climates.  For instance, your small Chihuahua may have trouble exercising outside on a very cold winter day because his short coat may not give adequate protection.  Alternately, a dog with a heavy coat, like a Newfoundland dog, may have trouble dealing with exercising in hotter weather.   Here are...

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There is no doubt that dogs need exercise, probably even more than humans do. How much exercise your dog gets is virtually up to you since he is dependent upon you for all his daily needs, whether it be food and water, companionship, play or exercise. Be assured that a dog that gets the right amount of exercise is a healthier and happier dog, which makes a better pet for you.There are a couple of things to consider when you are trying to determine how much exercise your dog needs. There are various factors that will dictate how much exercise...

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