After a long winter of being cooped up, we’re all eager to get outside and enjoy the nice weather. Your dog is likely ready to get up and burn off some pent-up energy, too! It can be a challenge to keep your dog active during the colder months, but spring is finally here! That means there’s plenty of good weather so you and your dog can get out of the house and get your heart pumping.
Take Daily Walks
Going for a walk is the simplest and most common form of exercise for dogs. A simple 30 minute to an hour-long walk around your neighborhood, nearby park or a walking trail provides great exercise for your dog. Walks should be a part of your daily routine. This gives your dog an opportunity to get out of the house, explore, and use up some extra energy too!
Dogs can be very agile with a little practice. Boston has plenty of dog parks and agility courses, both indoors and outdoors, that can give your dog a fun physical challenge. You should start small and work up to more difficult courses to avoid an injury.
Create an Indoor Scavenger Hunt
If the weather is bad or you don’t have time to leave the house, that doesn’t mean your dog can’t get moving! Use treat hiding toys around your home to create an indoor scavenger hunt. This will encourage them to get up and move around while also challenging their brain to solve the scavenger hunt and get their prize.
Get Away from the City
A short drive outside of the city can provide a whole new world of places to take your dog! Find a hiking trail, campground, or even a dog-friendly lake to let your dog really cut loose. Short day trips out of the city to get more exercise will increase your dog’s lifespan and give you a nice change of scenery!
Work with a Dog Trainer
Lastly, if you’re struggling to take your dog to the dog park or on walks in populated areas because of their behavior or you simply don’t have the time, a trainer can help. Hiring a dog trainer to work with you and your pet will transform their behavior! You will learn to give your dog commands and take control so they’ll be on their best behavior no matter where you are. Plus, the training sessions are sure to give your dog a chance to exercise!
Contact Argos Dog Training
Contact Argos Dog Training today to schedule a consultation with Boston’s top dog trainer. With both private and group sessions available, your dog can get a training experience that targets their specific needs. Indoor and outdoor training options can be used, so there’s no need to miss a training session on a rainy day! Call today to schedule a training session or inquire about our available services.