Imagine having to walk around the same block every day of the week? Boring, right? So much so that it might even stop a dog from looking forward to subsequent walks.
Exercise is an activity to be enjoyed by both dog and parent. Oftentimes, it is enjoyed only in the beginning, and then when you have to walk the same circles every day, even your dog gets tired of smelling the same patches of grass.
If this is your case every day, it's probably time to spruce up the exercise routine with some fun and engaging exercises!
Why is it important to choose different exercises?
Work the whole body
In short, a set of different exercises every week can help your dog exercise all his muscles rather than just strengthen a few. Besides, just like with humans, overworking a particular muscle/muscles every day does more harm than good; therefore, it is best to give every muscle in the body a chance to work and grow strong.
Choosing different exercises for the week means lesser boredom and more enthusiasm when it comes to exercising. This is especially important for dogs who have trouble exercising and prefer lazing around on the couch all day.
Some dogs enjoy sniffing the grass on long walks, while others prefer hiking or running beside you on a bicycle. You would never know what exercise your dog prefers until you try out all of them!
What are the different ways to exercise my dog?
Scent Work, a.k.a Treasure Hunt
That said, exercising will never be boring, especially not when it's with your four-legged fur buddy!