Walking your dog in Vancouver every day may still be difficult for some people due to the COVID-19 social distancing/isolation guidelines that are still in place, and many dogs may not be getting the required exercise for their breed.
Some people may not know this, but certain dog breeds require more exercise per day than other breeds, and it is important to know how much exercise your breed of dog needs.
If you are limited to how often you are walking your dog, then it is important to look into alternatives, like hiring a dog walker in Vancouver, to make sure your dog is getting the proper amount of exercise it needs.
Dog breeds that require more than 2 hours of exercise per day
According to studies, the following dog breeds need a minimum of 2 hours outdoors to stretch their legs and to get the required amount of exercise:
- Labrador Retriever
- English Springer Spaniel
- Golden Retriever
- German Shepherd Dog
- Hungarian Viszla
- Border Collie
At home exercises
Hiring a dog walker to exercise your dog when you are unable to is the best way to get your dog the exercise it needs, there are some things you can do at home that will help as well.
The following activities can help exercise your dog and also help with mental stimulation:
- The most obvious at home exercise for your dog would be to play fetch with them.
- Use items from around your home and shed to create an elaborate agility course in your yard.
- Playing a sort of treasure hunting game by hiding treats around the house can be fun and mentally stimulating for both you and your dog.
- Teaching your dog some new tricks is also a great way to stimulate them and get their energy out.
If you have one of the 9 breeds mentioned above and aren’t able to give your dog the amount of exercise it needs, contact us today to inquire about our dog walking services in Vancouver.