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Q: What is the daily amount of exercise that a dog should get per day?

February 24, 2009 | By Nichole M. | 9 answers | Expired: 2014 days ago

Nichole M.

I walk my dog every day for about an hour. Is that enough exercise or should I do something else with him?

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Monica B.
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Feb 28, 2009

How much exercise a dog needs really depends on the breed and the individual dog. There are other things you can do with you dog for exercise like take him swimming, play frisbee, etc. Some dogs also need to be mentally challenged to be fully worn out. We play the find game where we hide something or someone and they must find them. That is usually a pretty challenging game and they love it so much!

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Kiko53
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Feb 24, 2009

If you're walking properly with her following or beside you, that's excellent to drain her physical and mental energies.

But depending on her breed and age, she may require more physical exercise such as running games--fetch, frisbee, etc. When summertime comes, running alongside a bike is great too.

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Nicole V.
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Feb 25, 2009

it does depend on the size of the dog, the bigger the more exercise needed and not as much if its a small breed. My dog weights bout 80 pounds and just walking him for 2 hours isnt enough, its a minimum.

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