Playing With Your Dog When Short on Time

Every dog’s favorite time of the day is playtime! We love it too, but sometimes we are short on time and can’t give them enough exercise or play time. It’s still important to get them moving. Without physical activity, dogs can become bored and stressed out. It’s time to make the most of your day with your dog!

Plan Your Playtime

If you’re someone who has to stay organized, planning out your week could keep daily exercise on track. For instance, if you know you’ll be busy with work one night, plan to wake up early and get your dog moving. Take them for an early morning walk, or plan to make it home a little earlier to get them outside for play time.

Think Outside the Box

If you go to the same place for walks, or a game of fetch, you and your dog are probably growing bored of it! Research new paths, or parks that you can easily get to. This will be stimulating for both of you, as well as an opportunity to find a new favorite spot.

Make it FUN

Going on a quick walk is great when you’re strapped for time, but when you have more time you should try something new. One of our favorite things to is let your dog walk YOU. Get the leash out and let your dog take you where he wants to go. If your dog could use a challenge when it comes to physical activity, look into agility classes. This involves jumping and quickly completing an obstacle course.

Mental Exercise

A dog’s mind should stay stimulated, just like yours. Try teaching them new tricks every once in awhile. This will keep them sharp and curb boredom. If you need more help training your dog, or questions, read our blog about Dog Training.

Daily exercise is a time for you and your dog to bond. However, it doesn’t have to be a chore! Keep organized and make sure you have time set aside every day for a walk, or a game of fetch. If you have any questions, you can call us at 480-968-9275 or visit our website.

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