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Hey, thanks for visiting the blog today. I am excited to share some great ways to exercise your Beagle.
While it's crucial that you love your beagle, love on its own is not going to strengthen the dog's health and enjoyment of life. It is equally crucial that you provide care for the dog. While most people assume this implies providing food and shelter, it also includes regularly dog exercise.
"If your dog is fat, you aren't getting enough exercise"
Some pet parents make the mistake of assuming that if a dog has access to a yard, she’s getting exercise. But your dog doesn’t run laps by herself in your yard-or do much of anything besides waiting for you to come outside or let her back inside. It’s the interaction with you that counts!
Dogs must have physical and mental stimulation. If left bored and unchallenged, they will more than likely to resort to finding creative and usually destructive or hazardous ways of getting in trouble.
Digging up the garden
Raiding the garbage cans
Barking and whining
Jumping up on people
Biting and rough play
I like to exercise WITH my dog. We walk, run, play and swim. No matter if you are young, up in years or middle age, male or female, we all need some level of daily physical activity.
For anyone of us fortunate enough to have a dog, the workout can provide lots of fun.
When you keep your dog active, you're doing yourself a favor as well, doing something positive for your health and spirit as well. Some owners I know keep fit doing their regular morning run and, that's often all it takes.
This is certainly a great way to exercise your Beagle and your pooch will feel "honored" to go with you on your exercise routine. This precious time will bond the two of you closer as well.
Beagles love to get a good, long walk. Keep in mind their sense of smell is quite stronger than that of humans, and sometimes that can get them into trouble. For example, a good scent can easily lead a beagle off in a wild direction, so make sure to keep your beagle on a leash at all times when it is not indoors or in a fenced area.
Use an extendable leash to give your dog more freedom to explore, and walk briskly for 30 minutes. To spice up your walks, vary your route once in a while to give your dog new smells and sights to enjoy. For healthy young or middle-aged dogs, leashed walks alone probably won’t provide enough exercise.
Playing fetch gets your blood flowing and walking is great exercise for both you and your dog. Frisbee can be great exercise for you and your dog. I have several Frisbees for my Beagles! Your dog can start learning this game when still a puppy and its lots of fun and definitely good exercise! Other great ways to exercise your Beagle include on-leash running, inline skating or bicycling.
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Beagles are like small children, they are very intelligent, but just don't like to listen. As long as you consistently keep after them with what is acceptable behavior, they will usually get the idea after a little while.
Swimming is another of those great ways to exercise your Beagle and an opportunity to bond with your dog. Use your private pool or a dog-friendly fresh-water lake.
Bred for hunting beagles thrive on high levels of brisk activity. Lack of exercising can lead to medical issues, like depression, anxiety, destructive behavior, and obesity.
They are quick to learn new games and you should try to get your puppy to l earn good behavior from the start. Beagles love to learn new tricks and respond well to agility training.
I hear you asking "how much exercise should a puppy get?" The dog should get cardio exercise at least once a week. Keep the sessions short and a little more intense.
You don't need a physically fit athlete that's bored to tears and compelled to find his own outlets for mental stimulation. Running, fetching, chasing exercises are valuable cardio workouts, but the mind has to be stimulated as well.
My dog Barney only yips is when he's dreaming of chasing squirrels, but he snores up a storm! Barney loves to relax and "hang out" but he's always up for a long walk. Barney likes his home comforts. On cold days he turns right around and runs back into the house!
Barney enjoys being taken into the open countryside so he can run free. I keep a close eye because hound dogs have a natural instinct take off after a scent and may run off after a squirrel.
My dogs love to explore wooded areas behind our home. Beagles are passionate adventure seekers.
When are going for walks in the woods stop so that your dog can drink water. When body heat is raised and there's no water available to replace lost fluid, your dog's life could be in danger.
Be mindful not to conduct training sessions on very hot days. While heat stroke was previously only thought to occur when dogs are left alone in hot cars, a Beagle can get heat stroke when exercising in weather that's too hot for them to regulate their body temperature.
Indications include severe panting, excessive drooling and/or reddened gums. If you notice this, stop all dog exercise and take the dog to a shady place to cool off.
I would love to hear some other great ways to exercise your Beagle that you may know. If you would like to share them please use the comment box below this post.