How Much Exercise Does Your Dog Need Every Day?
Dogs and walks are a match made in heaven and as dog owners, you know exactly how excited they get when hearing the words “Let's go for a walk!” Certain dogs get their tails wagging and they hunt down their leads before you can even finish saying “WALK”. If you are curious in knowing exactly how much exercise a dog needs, this helpful exercise calculator gives you an idea of how long and frequent walks should be.
Less than 30 minutes
Puppies or other small, timid dogs don’t need a lot of high-intensity exercise but they will still enjoy going outdoors for shorter amounts of time. Helping your small pup feel comfortable in a new environment with lots of encouragement and comfort will make dog walks super fun and enjoyable!
1 to 2 hours
Most average sized dog breeds such as Pugs and Bulldogs fall under this category, and enjoy more challenging walks filled with activities such as jogging or walking further distances. They also love interacting with other dogs at the park so lots of encouragement will make your walk with your dynamic dog lively and fun!
3 hours or more
These super active dogs, such as Border Collies, are much larger and therefore have lots more energy when it comes to exercising. They love to be outside for many hours and are always up for a challenge such as obstacle courses or playing fetch during walks. Switching up your walk routine with these lively dogs keeps them eager and excited throughout the day.