What comes to mind when you think of dog training? Do you think of the speedy, athletic dog breeds that zip through agility obstacle courses? What about basic training like learning tricks such as “sit” or “stay”? These are some of the most common concepts that come to mind, but when I talk to dog owners about a fitness routine for their dog, some of them have never really thought about it!
Like in humans, dogs can derive numerous benefits from exercise. Dogs with anxiety or excessive energy can rest better at night after exercising, and overweight dogs can burn extra calories with a workout routine. Long walks and running are great ways to achieve weight loss, but you may be surprised to find that training equipment can be utilized for regular exercise as well.