Fit Facts on Exercise and Dogs

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If you had access to a state-of-the-art gym, would you use it every single day? If you’re anything like me, your honest answer is probably not. Sure, I might hop on the ol’ treadmill a few times a week, but with no one urging me, I’m spending the majority of my free time elsewhere. Your dog is the same. It’s a common misconception that giving your dog access to your backyard means he’s getting all the exercise he needs. But dogs require interaction to get moving (and they don’t have the benefit of Instagram challenges). As a pet parent, you are your dog’s main motivator–to get fit and stay healthy.

ASPCA Pet Insurance. (2016). Fit facts on exercise and dogs. ASPCA Pet Health Insurance. Retrieved February 18, 2022, from

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Topic(s): Breeder Resource, Exercise, Exercise - Safety & Welfare Considerations