How much exercise does your dog need?

How much exercise does your dog need?

Estimated Amounts of Exercise Needed

Toy Breeds:  30 minutes per day

Non-Sporting Breeds:  45 minutes per day

Terriers & Working Dogs:  60 minutes per day

Hounds, Herding & Sporting Dogs:  90 minutes per day

Benefits of Exercise:

  • Builds self-confidence
  • Trust
  • Maintains fitness and health
  • Reduces or eliminates common behavior problems

Exercise should be based upon:

  • Dog’s Age
  • Breed
  • Size 
  • Overall Health

Without exercise every day, your dog will become bored, frustrated and unhealthy

A tired dog is a good dog.

Every dog needs a physical outlet to expend extra energy.  Regular exercise can improve your dog’s mental health and reduce anxiety and boredom.


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