5 IMPORTANT reasons why your dog should exercise
- If you own a dog breed that tends to be aggressive or destructive by nature. When dogs are maturing they need a lot of attention and exercise, so, if they don't get it they develop bad habits like digging holes, eating garbage, running away, chewing up furniture, etc... If you have a dog treadmill you can teach your dog from the puppy stage and avoid all of these bad habits and unhealthy lifestyle factors that your dog can develop over time.
- If you live in an area of the world where the temperatures are not adequately suited for dogs. If the temperature is too hot or too cold it can be very harmful for your dog and very hard for you to get out and walk them. Why not relax in your home with the air conditioner or the heater on while your dog comfortably gets his exercise on the new dog treadmill that you just bought him.
- You have a small breed dog. If you've found yourself believing that, because you have a small breed, they don't need to do much more than walk around the apartment or house. Small dogs need almost as much exercise as large dogs which is contrary to popular belief.
- To mentally stimulate your animal. Exercise, just like in humans, is a natural stimulant which provokes the brain and the body to activate. This enables your dog to stay fully alert as he matures and it also allows your dog to become more easily teachable which makes everyone's life easier!
- To save money $$$. Vet hospital visits cost hundreds of dollars, take time out of the day, and are NOT a very fun environment for your dog. If you want to save money and keep your dog happy then you need to make sure that the dog gets enough exercise as possible.
Keeping your dog healthy is ABSOLUTELY crucial to it's happiness and your happiness. As the owner of animalsinshape.com I know that when my dog is bored or in need of exercise I can't get anything done. She is bouncing off the walls, scratching on the door to go out, begging for food, or simply staring at me and barking. She is a small breed and gets plenty of exercise but she has gotten to the point where she demands several hours of exercise or running every day in order to calm down and be happy. It's mostly my fault for letting her develop those bad habits but if I would have known about these important training schedules from day one I could have trained her and made her into a dog that is more well behaved. She is a great dog and I love her very much but without exercise she wouldn't be able to enjoy her young life. Keep your dogs healthy and happy!