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10 Ways to Make Your Dog Active

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Daily Walks

Regular walks are essential for your dog’s physical health and mental stimulation. Aim for at least 30 minutes of walking each day, adjusting the length and pace according to your dog’s breed and age.

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Interactive Toys

Invest in interactive toys like treat-dispensing puzzles or tug-of-war ropes. These toys engage your dog's mind and body, providing both entertainment and exercise.

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Play Fetch

Playing fetch is a classic way to keep your dog active. Use a ball or a frisbee and choose a safe, open area where your dog can run freely and retrieve the toy.

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Agility Training

Set up an agility course in your backyard or visit a local dog park with agility equipment. Agility training helps improve your dog’s coordination and keeps them physically active.

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Swimming

If your dog enjoys water, take them swimming. Swimming is a low-impact exercise that’s great for dogs of all ages, especially those with joint issues. Always supervise your dog around water.

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Socialize with Other Dogs

Arrange playdates with other dogs. Socializing with canine friends can provide physical activity and help improve your dog’s social skills.

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Hide and Seek

Play hide and seek with your dog by hiding treats or toys around the house or yard. This game encourages your dog to use their sense of smell and stay active as they search for hidden items.

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Obedience Training

Incorporate obedience training into your dog’s routine. Teaching new commands or practicing known ones keeps your dog’s mind engaged and can involve physical activity.