Exercising And
Training An Adult Dog

Why Exercising And Training An Adult Dog Is Important?

As your dog reach adulthood or his senior years - about 7 years old for both large breeds and small breeds - his energy level may become lower and he may begin to settle down however you should never stop continuing exercising or training your adult dog.

Firstly, a regular dose of physical exercise will keep your adult dog's body in shape and continuous training will keep your pet's mind stimulated to be alert and responsive.

Secondly, having a right mixture of exercise, training and socialization will also help provide your adult dog with the necessary needs to keep him happy, healthy and may even add a few extra years to his life.

Therefore, depending on your dog's size, breed, and personality type, a good formula for exercising and training an adult dog is to have 3 training sessions a week.

Exercising or training an adult dog does not have to be laborious, nor does it have to take long. Continue with the regular walks and occasional runs or a game of ball. All it takes is about 10 to 15 minutes per session. Training can also be about practicing and/or improving the skills that your dog has already learned.

Training your adult dog to perform certain tasks also gives him purpose, which in turn greatly improves the quality of his life.

The old adage “use it or lose it” not only applies to humans, but to our canine friends as well. Your adult dog needs to brush up on his skills and talents on a regular basis, otherwise he will forget them. It is that simple!

To summerize, below are the many benefits to continue exercising and training an adult dog on a regular basis:

  1. Regular training keeps your dog's mind alert and active.
  2. It keeps his body strong and in shape.
  3. It serves as refresher courses to different commands and tricks that he had already acquired.
  4. It keeps him aware of the rules that you have enforced for him.
  5. It prevents boredom.
  6. It develops great team work between you and him.
  7. And best of all, it will deepen the bond that the two of you have together. If your dog remains active throughout the whole aspect of his life (physical, mental, social), then he will continue to play an active role in your life, be a team player, and be able to share wonderful times together.

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