In honour of National Pet Month, we thought we’d share some creative fitness tips and ideas to try with your pup.
While you might want to indulge your furry friend in extra treats to show appreciation for them, be cautious as 1 in 3 dogs are overweight, and maintaining a healthy weight is important for your dog’s health.
Going for regular walks with your dog is beneficial for weight control and for socialising your dog, but there are other fun exercises to check out.
Have you ever heard of dog diving? If your pup loves the water, then watch them have fun diving for a toy while also getting their daily exercise in.
For those who enjoy cycling with their pup, try bikejoring where you use your dog’s power to pull your bike cross country.
There are also indoor activities you can do with your pooch, such as playing tug-of-war and setting up an indoor obstacle course to help them get their daily exercise.
Keeping your dog active is not only good for their health, but also helps limit unruliness and builds trust.
If you’re unsure about how much exercise your dog needs or what exercise is right for them, then consult a vet or qualified dog care professional.
And be sure to read Sainsbury’s Bank visual guide for more fun tips on indoor and outdoor activities for your four-legged friend.