Last year when I took Jaxson to the Annual Dog Day Afternoon pool event – he gave new meaning to the phrase “Dog Tired.”
That’s right folks after zipping around the shallow end – for hours – like the Tasmanian Devil, my lil Demon Doodle was so exhausted he tried to put himself to sleep IN the water! #cantmakethisup
KNOW YOUR DOGS LIMITATIONS –
Even though exercise is generally based on a dogs –
- overall health
It’s important to understand and respect your dogs limitations to avoid injury.
While Jaxson loves the water, and will play endlessly (or until he takes a floating nap) – Harley would probably run away from home if I attempted to keep him out to sea that long…
TOO MUCH EXERCISE? –
Kate O’Brien of SlimDoggy wrote an excellent article (published in Dogster) asking a prolific question:
Is it possible to give your dogs too much exercise?
This is a good read if you’ve ever (or never) pondered the question.
Whatever your fitness plan for your dog may be, always remember there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Enjoy the remainder of the summer, and have some fun with your dog while doing it!
Be in charge of how you feel – and today choose happy! ❤️
I am not a veterinarian nor a scientist. I’m a pet parent always interested in understanding more about my dogs.
This is our contribution in the BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.