Do you get dizzy watching your cute bundle of fur putting on a display of the “zoomies” in your living room or backyard? Do you have a younger dog or a particular breed that is characteristically high energy?
Dogs come in all shapes and sizes with varying personalities, but some require a more active lifestyle to keep them physically and mentally balanced.
For high-energy dogs, ensuring they get enough daily exercise is key to managing those dizzying energy levels. Fortunately, there are plenty of fun, healthy ways to accomplish this. Let’s dive in!
If a morning and evening walk around the neighborhood isn’t making a dent in your dog’s exploding energy levels, then it might be a sign that they need more activity than the normal recommendation.
Instead of a walk, try going on hikes or running with your pup. Train them to trot alongside your bicycle as you cruise or invest in some tug toys and balls to play tug of war or fetch. If you have the space, you could even build your own backyard obstacle course.
Dog parks are a great way to get your pup outside in the fresh air, in a safe, enclosed area designated for canines.
They get to be off the leash, free to roam, run, and ruff-house to their heart’s content. Plus, they also get to meet with other dogs, which is excellent for developing socialization skills.
For rainy days when doggo needs to stay indoors, there are brain puzzles just for dogs! These puzzles come in the form of mazes or feeder mats that hide treats.
It takes time for a dog to work through these puzzles to reach the treat, stimulating the brain in a healthy way.
If you work long hours and don’t have enough time to add more exercise to the schedule, doggie daycare is a highly beneficial option to consider.
Not only is your precious pup supervised in a safe, comfortable environment, but they are kept busy throughout the day with play groups, activities, and socialization. By the time you come to pick them up, you can count on them being pawsitively pooped!