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Signs that Your Dog May Not Be Getting Enough Exercise

If you’re wondering how much exercise is enough for your dog, there are many things to consider. The fact that dogs come in so many different breed varieties, sizes, health conditions, and ages, should tell you that exercise needs will vary. The truth of the matter is that all animals need some sort of exercise. The health of your dog should be your priority to help ensure they have a long-lasting and enjoyable life.

 

If you are thinking that your dog is lacking the physical activity he requires, see if these signs resemble and behavioral changes in your pup.

 

Destroying the house

Have you been coming home to a trashed and torn up house more often than usual? When your pet starts destroying your plants, clothes, or random items, they may be bored or filled with anxiety. Exercise is one of your greatest tools to combat these issues.

 

Excessive barking, pestering, annoying behavior

A dog who barks incessantly is also likely bored and in need of some activity. Sometimes dogs may bark to communicate their need to out outside. The annoying behavior is again a sign of boredom that can be easily remedied.

 

Rough play, restlessness

Of course, some dogs are just more playful, but if you notice a rough change in your dogs’ interactions, they may have some energy ready for release. They may be all over the place in the day but have trouble sleeping at night too. If your dog is constantly up, they probably have extra fuel to burn off before the night is over. Help them out by giving them ways to engage in a structured playtime.

 

Increase in weight

When your pet starts to gain weight, there could be an underlying medical condition, or they could just use some exercise. As dogs age, their metabolism begins to slow. What they are eating will not convert to energy as quickly as when they were younger.

 

Sluggish or Depressed

Exercising your body helps your mental and emotional health, as well as physical condition. It’s the same for dogs; they need a good level of exercise too. If they don’t get enough, it could cause or increase any existing depression.

 

Pulling at the Leash

This type of behavior can be prevalent with unruly dogs, specifically. Leash pulling can also be another sign of an excess of energy. Get your dog out for fetch, or a run in the park.

 

The point is exercise is important for your pet, give them what they need and you both will be happier for it!

 

 

 

 

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If you’re wondering how much exercise is enough for your dog, there are many things to consider. The fact that dogs come in so many different breed varieties, sizes, health conditions, and ages, should tell you that exercise needs will vary. The truth of the matter is that all animals need some sort of exercise. The health of your dog should be your priority to help ensure they have a long-lasting and enjoyable life.

If you are thinking that your dog is lacking the physical activity he requires, see if these signs resemble and behavioral changes in your pup.

 

Destroying the house

Have you been coming home to a trashed and torn up house more often than usual? When your pet starts destroying your plants, clothes, or random items, they may be bored or filled with anxiety. Exercise is one of your greatest tools to combat these issues.

 

Excessive barking, pestering, annoying behavior

A dog who barks incessantly is also likely bored and in need of some activity. Sometimes dogs may bark to communicate their need to out outside. The annoying behavior is again a sign of boredom that can be easily remedied.

 

Rough play, restlessness

Of course, some dogs are just more playful, but if you notice a rough change in your dogs’ interactions, they may have some energy ready for release. They may be all over the place in the day but have trouble sleeping at night too. If your dog is constantly up, they probably have extra fuel to burn off before the night is over. Help them out by giving them ways to engage in a structured playtime.

 

Increase in weight

When your pet starts to gain weight, there could be an underlying medical condition, or they could just use some exercise. As dogs age, their metabolism begins to slow. What they are eating will not convert to energy as quickly as when they were younger.

 

Sluggish or Depressed

Exercising your body helps your mental and emotional health, as well as physical condition. It’s the same for dogs; they need a good level of exercise too. If they don’t get enough, it could cause or increase any existing depression.

 

Pulling at the Leash

This type of behavior can be prevalent with unruly dogs, specifically. Leash pulling can also be another sign of an excess of energy. Get your dog out for fetch, or a run in the park.

 

The point is exercise is important for your pet, give them what they need and you both will be happier for it!