December 16, 2020

How to safely exercise your dog or puppy – Before Exercise

If you have a dog or puppy, or plan to get one, it’s important that you let them exercise on a regular basis. Exercising is not only good for their physical and mental health, but also helps them to socialise with other dogs and puppies, which is crucial to their behavioural development. What’s more, exercising with your dog or puppy is a great way for the two of you to strengthen your bond and be active together! There are some safety precautions you should take when exercising with your pet. Before exercise Prior to exercising with your dog or puppy, […]
December 16, 2020

How to safely exercise your dog or puppy – During Exercise

During exercise On the lead One of the ways you can let your dog or puppy exercise is while on the lead. Here’s what to do and what not to do if you decide to exercise this way: Walk your pet at a normal walking pace. Walk your pet based on how long they should be exercising for, e.g. take a puppy for short walks only. Stop to rest if your pet sits or lies down during the walk, and then continue walking when they are ready to get up again. Stop walking and return home if your pet seems […]
December 16, 2020

How to safely exercise your dog or puppy – After Exercise

Avoid forced exercise Forced exercise such as the following should be avoided: Jogging or running with a puppy or dog. Excessive ball or frisbee throwing and catching. Running your pet alongside your bike. This is against road rules in some states. In NSW, for example, the RTA states that a bicycle rider mustn’t lead an animal while the bike is moving, including by tethering. Take fast paced or very long walks with your puppy. After exercise After exercising with your dog or puppy, you’ll need to: Offer your pets some water, and then allow them to rest. After they’ve calmed […]

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