Staying Mentally Healthy

Health

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Dogs are not designed to be left alone all day inside with nothing to do. They are active, outdoor animals who need regular exercise to maintain good mental health. Without a regular energy outlet offered by walks & fun dog games like fetch or tug, they can become destructive in their boredom. A well exercised dog will be less anxious, more mentally engaged & satisfied.

Taking your dog for a daily walk or two works on multiple levels to help his mind. Your dog gets to do dog stuff like sniff & explore the world through his/her powerful nose. He gets to be with you which he loves. Plus, he’ll get to see other dogs. Well socialized dogs enjoy a good sniff or greet with other friendly dogs on the trail.

Games like tug & fetch are not only great for the pure fun of it, but are great outlets for satisfying natural urges in your dog that mentally engage them as well. Canines have a natural need to want to grab & pull things with their mouths (tug) & chasing is what canines do when they’re after prey in the wild (fetch a Knotty Gnaw). “Find it” is another useful game that engages that nose (& mind). Just hide treats & let the dog find them.

To sum up, daily exercise & interaction is key to keeping your good dog in good health, not only physically but mentally as well.

CEO Olivia

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