Here’s a Quick Way to Keep Your Dog Healthy and Fit
Pets, especially dogs, are so used to the home life that they too like their owners can carried away by the sedentary lifestyle. As owners it is very important that you convey a day to day life that is makes both you and your pet healthy and fit.
Although most pet owners would blame their exceptionally busy schedule for not being able to regularly walk and exercise their dog, there are a lot of easy and fun ways that can be done. When you find yourself too busy or always in a hurry, you can use some of these quick tips to maintain your dog’s health and fitness.
Start With the Grub
You may not realize it at first but the idea of leaving the house with your pet all alone spells guilt for you that you think leaving a lot of food in their bowls would help. Sad to say being unable to control the amount of food that you give your dog is a big factor that contributes to the unhealthy and unfit daily living. It may seem too harsh at first but leaving a substantial amount of food for your pet is a good start to make it remember the small amounts for each meal. Also consider giving your pet small meals a couple of times a day instead of just leaving a large chunk as a single portion.
Make Time for Play
No matter how busy you get, ensure that you have time to play with your pet at least once each day. This will help your pet have a boost in energy instead of just lazily lounging inside your house.
You can stay behind your computer and ask your dog to fetch a toy ball while you type away all your emails or you can even be answering your phone calls while playing catch with a Frisbee. Remember that your pet can only do these activities with your encouragement, so make sure you guide them accordingly.
Learn and Read
If you are unsure of what activities to offer for your fluffy buddy that will help them get interested, then why not read and learn all about it. You can look through the library for informative book about pets or even visit sites online.
Applying what you have read and learned may not necessarily be that easy for our pet especially if these are new activities. When this scenario happens, learn to be patient and try out different strategies to see which ones will work for your pet.
Be Practical and Creative to Keep Your Dog Healthy and Fit
Work with what you already have at home and take the initial set of bringing your dog’s health and fitness back to optimum level. Say you have very limited space inside your home then why not teach your pet to maneuver through the small spaces every time you are home.
Or in case you live in an apartment or condo that has a lot of staircases, why not get your dog moving with you to take the flight of stairs back home. Think up of very simple skills but ensure that your dog is able to do it several times each week for optimal advantage.
Set a Good Example
You may not see it but your dog more often than not will be doing just about anything you will so if you manage to spend the entire day on the couch then trust they will be at your feet the entire day too. So consider bringing your activity level a little bit higher than your usual too. Camping Green with Your Dog
Take the time to head out for a quick brisk walk in the morning before you head to work and bring along your pet with you. Running will be very effective as well, but there are common runner injuries to be aware of.
Consider that health and fitness is something that both you and your pet have to do together and the effort will surely be much better and more fun.
Author: Jordan Walker
Jordan is the lead content curator for Coops And Cages as well as a couple of other pet related blogs. His passion for animals is only matched by his love for ‘attempting’ to play the guitar. If you would like to catch him, you can via Google+ or Twitter: @CoopsAndCages