How ought to i exercise my canine?

Query by : How should i workout my dog?
I have a pug mix. I’ve listened to that pugs overheat easily and i reside in florida so it’s scorching most of the time. Is there any way to exercising him in addition to walking?

Best solution:

Solution by missMegumi
just take him swimming,

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6 Comments to "How ought to i exercise my canine?"

  1. Anthony Q's Gravatar Anthony Q
    June 24, 2012 - 10:37 pm | Permalink

    Play with your dog inside the house, Sort of Hide and go seek.. and stuff

  2. Jay's Gravatar Jay
    June 24, 2012 - 11:12 pm | Permalink

    Some Good Examples I Have Found…

    You do not need to take up marathon running in order to adequately exercise your dog.

    Make your walks interesting. Let your dog carry a box, a basket, or a toy while walking. Let your dog jump or balance over a tree, hide his toys, hide yourself, and most important – let him play with other dogs! Open the leash when another dog approaches, to prevent “leash-aggression”. (Don’t worry, they will not kill each other). A dog that tries to “guard” against all strangers is neither happy nor likely to live out a full lifespan. Help your dog learn to enjoy other dogs and people.

    Teach your dog to retrieve. A dog who retrieves is easy to exercise. But throw the toy rather far than high. Jumping high in the air to chase it and landing awkwardly may lead to serious knee injuries.

    Some games to play

    This one is great fun for the dog. Show your dog a treat or his favorite toy, and then place it out of his sight but easily accessible in a dark room. Tell him to SEEK – his success you will praise enthusiastically. Obviously, the rewards for the dog are multiple – he gets a treat or finds his toy plus a very happy handler. If using a toy, be sure to reward his find with some play before starting again.
    You can increase the difficulty of FIND IT by hiding the dogs treats in less accessible places, like in a shoe, or on a low shelf. This can be practiced indoors as well as anywhere else!

    Alternative exercise:

    Tunnel exercise – Make a tunnel or maze with some old cardboard boxes or chairs and encourage your dog to explore and go through it.

    Concentration exercise – Hide some treats inside an old wash-glove or in a rolled up towel, this is fun for your dog!

    Brain exercise – Turnover a bowl and hide the treats under it. Doggie must use his creativity to turn the bowl and get all treats. That is exciting exercise!

    1.Walking: Dogs should be taken for a long walk at least twice a day. The exact length of the walk depends upon the breed of the dog. Your best bet is to choose a park that requires some walking distant. You’ll know when you have walked him enough because he will be tired when he gets home, and so will you.
    2.Fetching: If you’re no that keen on long walks, learn the tricks by which the dog gets more exercise than you do. “Fetch” is the best one. Throwing a stick or ball is good; however there are even better methods, like archery game. That’s if you are a great shooter.
    3.Swimming: Watching him swim in the pond or river or pool is another excellent fat burning exercise, but it would be much more fun if you joined in to race with him.
    4.Horse riding: Most larger dogs will enjoy accompanying you while you hack out on your horse. Beagle is one of the smaller breeds that willingly obligate.
    5.Cycling: Only obedient and well trained dogs should be exercised while you are on a bicycle. Do not attempt to do this exercise if you live in hilly country or an urban area with heavy traffic. You are putting yourself and your dog in great danger.
    6.Gym workout: No, I’m asking your dog to bench press or leg curl! With more and more city dwellers and bad weathers, many dog owners are catching the wave of having their dogs walking on treadmill. There are even special designed treadmills and gyms for canines. Personally, I don’t see much difference between a human and a dog treadmill. I’ve a regular human treadmill at home, and my dogs just take turns getting on. You’ll be amazed how some dogs are quite happy to walk on a treadmill while watching their favorite TV programs. Be careful not to set the speed too high.
    7.Stairs climbing: This is also another good exercise be it outdoor or indoor. Furthermore, stairs climbing is the quickest weight loss exercise. Dogs with shorter legs, Dachshunds, might not be very good at it, so you have to be very patient.
    8.Enrol dog classes: Your dog may become more willing to exercise if you add variety to his fitness routine. Agility dog training classes are good both mentally and physically. These classes will help turn the most unfit, unwilling dogs into a superb athlete who loves to crawl and jump. Some dogs have such competitive spirits that they will do anything to win!
    9.Outsourcings: If your dog needs more walking than you can provide, enlist the services of a dog walker. Ensure that the dog walker walks dogs of roughly the same size as yours and that he doesn’t try to walk too many at a time. 5 dogs would be the maximum, ideally 4. Otherwise, there could be problems.

  3. Darth's Gravatar Darth
    June 24, 2012 - 11:56 pm | Permalink

    Take him swimming or do stuff inside the house.

  4. S..N.'s Gravatar S..N.
    June 25, 2012 - 12:18 am | Permalink

    Dogs cool because they have a long snout. Pugs have a flat face, so they can’t cool off as well.
    You can still walk it.
    “Pugs don’t need a lot of exercise, just a little—daily.” — Straight from the website.

    Personally, I would move to Alaska and train for the Iditarod.

  5. Kenny's Gravatar Kenny
    June 25, 2012 - 12:26 am | Permalink

    swimming is the best way to exercise a dog, and it is a cool down

  6. Mina's Gravatar Mina
    June 25, 2012 - 1:26 am | Permalink

    Pugs overheat as their breathing tubes are all squashed up and they can’t cool down through evaporation during panting as efficiently as other breeds.

    If he’s able to swim you can take him swimming, if he doesn’t want to you can give him a good soaking. Exercise isn’t just walking – dogs don’t naturally ‘go for walks’, they walk in search of food or to protect other resources.

    Try freezing his dinner!

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