When you leave home during the day, is your dog left home alone? If your dog spends the day indoors, here is a tip for you to help make your dog’s day a little happier and more comfortable while you’re gone.
Make ’Em Tired
The best thing you can do for your home-alone dog is to supply his with some good, hard, first-thing-in-the-morning exercise. You saw that coming, right? How much exercise — and what kind — depends on your dog’s age, fitness, body type, state of health, and also on the weather. Is your dog old, arthritic, and short-nosed or is he an adolescent Border Collie mix? Is it 90 degrees out, 15, or 55? Check with your vet if you have questions about your dog’s exercise tolerance. The result you’re looking for is that your dog gets home and flops down on his bed to snooze. For most dogs, off-leash running, trotting, and sniffing are ideal because they supply not only varied physical exercise, but mental stimulation as well.
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