The following are some facts about dog exercise:
Dog Exercise: How To Exercise Your Labrador And Keep Them Fit
A dog’s body needs to have proper nutrition and exercise. Dogs cannot live without it. They will not survive long if they do not get enough exercise.
A dog’s muscles require a certain amount of energy every day. If you don’t provide your dog with adequate amount of exercise, then they will become weak and unable to perform their job properly. You must take care of the health of your dogs so that they stay healthy and strong.
Dogs have been known to work hard for a long time even when there isn’t any food around them. However, most people think that dogs only want to play or sleep all day long but actually they enjoy exercise too!
How Much Exercise Does A Labradoodle Need?
Labradoodles are very active animals. They love to run, jump, climb trees and other things like that. Therefore, they need to have plenty of exercise. Most puppies should be exercised once a week at least. Some dogs may need more than others depending upon their age and size. For example, if your pup is a young puppy then you might need to exercise him twice a day.
What Type Of Exercise Is Best For A Lab?
Labradors love to swim. They also enjoy fetch. However, it is important to be careful about what types of things you throw for him to fetch. You don’t want to throw anything that may be dangerous if he were to chew on it. Rocks are good but you should avoid things like glass or metal objects. Besides rocks and sticks, you can also throw tennis ball for them to fetch. However, these can be rather expensive. Many owners opt to make their own homemade fetch toys. You can use old socks and put some peanut butter inside or a small rag soaked in bacon fat. Another great idea is to take a plastic water bottle and cut it up into small rings and put them on a rope.
Besides throwing things for them to fetch, you can go jogging with your dog. It’s a good way to get exercise as well as spending time together. You’ll need to start off slowly though.
Your lab isn’t as young as he used to be and can’t run as fast anymore. Start off by taking short walks and then gradually increase the distance. Let him stop and rest when he needs to.
Swimming is another great exercise for your labrador. You’ll need to take him to a safe area where he can swim though, like a pool or a lake.
Sources & references used in this article:
- The Labrador Handbook: The definitive guide to training and caring for your Labrador (P Mattinson – 2015 – books.google.com)
- Your Labrador Retriever Puppy Month by Month: Everything You Need to Know at Each Stage of Development (H Wiles-Fone – 1997 – Howell Books)
- Labrador Retrievers for Dummies (T Albert, D Eldredge, D Ironside, B Ironside – 2016 – books.google.com)
- Dogslife: a cohort study of Labrador retrievers in the UK (J Walton, E Adamson – 2011 – books.google.com)