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5 Ways to Exercise Your Dog When You Can’t Go on a Walk.



5 Ways to Exercise Your Dog

5 Ways to Exercise Your Dog When You Can’t Go on a Walk

There are plenty of ways to exercise your dog without going for a walk. Here are five ideas:

  1. Indoor games: You can play games like fetch or hide-and-seek indoors. Use a soft ball or toy to play fetch, and hide treats or toys around the house for your dog to find. These games can help keep your dog mentally and physically stimulated.
  2. Puzzle toys: Puzzle toys are a great way to engage your dog’s brain and keep them occupied. You can fill the toy with treats or kibble, and your dog will have to work to figure out how to get the food out.
  3. Training: Training is a great way to bond with your dog and keep them mentally stimulated. Teach them new tricks or work on obedience training. You can even practice agility training in your backyard or indoors.
  4. Tug-of-war: Tug-of-war is a fun game that can also provide a good workout for your dog. Use a soft rope toy and play in a safe, enclosed space.
  5. Swimming: If you have access to a pool or body of water, swimming is a great way to exercise your dog. Make sure to supervise your dog at all times and provide a life jacket if necessary.

Remember to always consider your dog’s health and individual needs when choosing an exercise activity.

Christy Avery has worked as a veterinary technician for more than five years, caring for both domestic and exotic animals. She has received training as a Fear Free Certified Professional to prevent and treat pet anxiety, fear, and stress.