How much exercise does a Shihtzu/Lhasa Apso or Pug need every day?
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Every owner know it’s really important to exercise their dog. But it’s easy to forget or get put off by a rainy day and most people just guess at how much exercise their dogs need.
Historically, most dogs worked and were often used for hunting or herding which provided them with plenty of mental and physical stimulation.
Nowadays, the majority of dogs are domestic pets but still need that stimulation.
Not enough exercise does two things:
- cause your dog to put on weight
- generates a bored dog (= unhappy dog)
- look for chewing, barking a lot, toileting in the house and over grooming (licking too much) – these are all signs of boredom
Everyone wants their dog to be healthy and happy without chewing up the carpet or pooping in the house! Based on the following chart from the PDSA shihtzus/lhasa apsos and pugs need 60 minutes a day + play time inside. Maybe more than you thought?!
This amount of time will vary by age and weight but it’s a good rule of thumb to keep your shihtzu/lhasa apso or pug happy. Check out our blog on dog sports for some inspiration on how to keep active.
And finally, don’t forget your dog needs to drink plenty when they have regular exercise…
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