Alexandre Rossi


Nowadays, the daily life of dogs is far from ideal for them in terms of physical exercises. Many puppies become sedentary, with little physical activity, which is not good for their health. Therefore, inserting sports into your routine tends to improve the quality of life and well-being of pets.

Where and how to practice
An extensive lawn is the best place to practice sports, such as frisbee (playing the disc for the dog to pick up after a jump), jumping obstacles and the old "fetch the ball". But during the rainy season, it is difficult to maintain the routine of outdoor physical activity with the animal. How about thinking about alternatives to playing sports indoors?

The health of the pet should be assessed, regardless of the activity. Take him to the veterinarian and be attentive to symptoms related to diseases of the heart, as cough, bluish tongue and fainting, and articulations: observe if the dog limps or has difficulties when walking and getting up. Avoid repetitive movements when puppying, as this may impair its growth. The bones are formed at one year of age in small pets and at two years of age in large pets. Do not give water or food too much before, during and shortly after exercise, as there is a risk of gastric torsion. On flat ground, place E.V.A. plates or rubber mats attached to the floor. And trim your hairs and your toenails.

Exercises indoors
Use books, magazines and brooms to create obstacles for the dog to jump. Start at a low height. Induce the jump with a snack. Improvise a tunnel on a coffee table and repeat the dynamics for it to pass underneath. In the fetch exercise, teach him to release the ball from his mouth by holding the ball in his hands. And good fun!

Source: Casa e Jardim