How often should I walk my dog?
The amount of activity your dog needs, depends on their age, breed, activity level and whether they have any other health problems. Most dogs would benefit from daily exercise, however with many of us having busy lifestyles this is not always possible.
Try to walk your dog at least three to four times a week. For fit, active breeds such as border collies, cattle dogs and kelpies daily walking is a must if they don’t have a large yard to run around in.
The intensity and duration of exercise will also vary. Exercise limitations may apply for dogs in the following categories:
- Smaller dogs
- Brachycephalic breeds
- Orthopaedic disease
- Other health problems