If you’ve ever had to train your dog to walk, hop, and run, you know how exhausting it can be.
It’s a chore that requires coordination and attention to detail.
It also requires your dog’s full attention and body weight, and can leave your dog feeling like they’re in pain.
To keep your dog from feeling too fatigued, the best thing you can do is to do the exercise on a regular basis.
“Isotonic exercises are the only way to help your dog train and recover from fatigue,” says Dr. Chris Miller, a clinical psychologist in Dallas, Texas.
“But they’re not without risks.
For instance, if your dog is on an exercise program that includes the use of a chair or heavy equipment, the risk of injury can increase.”
Exercise is also good for your dog.
“If you’re doing exercises that cause your dog discomfort, you can help reduce the stress they’re under by adding a soothing exercise to their routine,” says Miller.
“They may feel more comfortable when they are able to sit on the ground, and they may enjoy being outside.”
To learn more about canine exercise, read our article on dog exercise.
For dog owners, the most effective way to increase your dogís exercise time is to increase their exercise schedule.
If your dog enjoys doing walks, hop rides, or other forms of outdoor activity, you might consider scheduling some type of dog training program to increase exercise time.
“It’s a good idea to schedule at least one session a week that includes a short hike or a run,” says Mimi Fagan, a dog trainer and author of The Complete Guide to Dog Training.
“Your dog will benefit from it.”
When choosing the right exercise program for your pet, it’s important to select the right activity that will help your pet stay active throughout the day and into the evening.
“You don’t want your dog walking to the same spot over and over again,” says Fagan.
“We know that when we’re working with dogs, they get bored, and that can lead to poor exercise.”
The right exercise schedule is one of the key factors in determining whether your dog will be a happy and active companion.
“Dogs who do good exercise will be happy, healthy, and happy to have companionship,” says Dolly, a canine trainer and cofounder of Canine Training Training.
If you’re considering starting a training program for a dog, read on to learn how to find the right program for you.