exercise your dog at doggy daycare

Get Fit and Have Fun! Exercise With Your Dog

Your dog needs exercise and so do you! Why not combine the two? There is no better, healthier, or less expensive exercise than those that take you outside. Running, walking, or hiking are all great options because they give you an opportunity to get your dog’s energy out, provide mental stimulation by getting outside, and it’ll keep you moving as well! However, if you don’t have time for daily outdoor exercise in your schedule, doggy daycare can help!

How Much Exercise Does My Dog Need?

Depending on your dog’s breed, he or she may need anywhere between 30 minutes to two hours of exercise every day. Smaller dogs may need less, while larger dogs may need much more. However, at least 30 minutes of your dog’s daily exercise should be rigorous.

How Much Exercise Do I Need?

If you’re just getting started with exercise, aim for 10 minutes of strenuous effort each day. Take a walk or go for a quick jog. You may not be ready for more exercise than this at first, but as your endurance builds, so can the length of your daily walks or jogs. Likewise, your dog may struggle if he or she is not used to working out by your side.

What Equipment Do I Need?

You’ll need to have a leash for exercising with your dog. Many pet owners choose not to leash their dogs while running or walking. This is dangerous for your dog, other animals, and other people. A running leash should be thick and give you the ability to keep a good grip. Some running leashes have waist attachments that allow you to keep your hands free.

Reflective devices and lights are an important choice if you’ll be running or walking after dark. You can purchase these devices for yourself as well as your dog. It’s also wise to carry water bottles, both for you and your pet. A collapsible water bowl is an easy and inexpensive way to keep your dog well hydrated.

Need Help Exercising Your Dog? Choose Doggy Daycare at Fon Jon Pet Care

Although exercising with your dog should be something you do every day, we understand that your busy schedule can get in the way. That’s why we offer doggy daycare. Your dog will be supervised, well taken care of, and will get the exercise and socialization he or she needs while you’re away at work. Let us help you keep your four-legged friend happy and healthy.

Fon Jon Pet Care has been serving the San Diego area for more than 30 years. We can help you with your dog training, dog daycare, and boarding needs. Call us today at 858-490-2117 or contact us on our website.

a group of dogs sitting next to each other.

20% Off
for New
Boarding Clients!
*not applicable during major holidays

a blue rectangle with a blue background.

Petcare articles

view all articles
a group of dogs standing next to each other.
May 16, 2023

Why Daycare Socialization is Pawsitively Good for Dogs

As a pet owner, you want nothing but the best for your furry friend. One of the ways to ensure that your dog lives a healthy and happy life is to provide them with opportunities for socialization. Daycare socialization for…

a dog is being examined by a veterinator.
May 2, 2023

Identifying And Alleviating Your Dog’s Seasonal Allergies

Common Allergies Affecting Dogs In Spring As the world comes back to life after winter’s slumber, there are a few pesky allergens lurking around that can make our dogs lives a little less enjoyable. Let’s dive into some of the…

a dog wearing a hat, goggles, and flowers.
April 4, 2023

Top Spring Safety Tips for Dog Owners

for New Boarding Clients! *not applicable during major holidays 20% Off Keep Your Furry Friend Safe From Seasonal Hazards Spring is a beautiful season that brings warmer weather, blooming flowers, and longer days. However, with the change of season also…

a brown dog laying on top of a white blanket with flowers next to it
March 27, 2023

6 Ways To Show Your Dog Some Love This Valentine’s Day

At Fon Jon Pet Care, we believe that Valentine’s Day isn’t just about humans – it should also celebrate the love we have for our dogs! Of course, celebrating with roses and chocolates probably isn’t the best way to celebrate…

February 21, 2023

How to Recognize and Reduce Anxiety in Dogs

Dogs are happy creatures by nature. In most cases, it’s obvious when your dog is feeling sad or overwhelmed. What happens when your dog’s personality changes from joyous and carefree to somber and morose? Can dogs even have anxiety? When…

A tri-color brown, black, and white dog wearing a red plaid sweater sitting between two adults and being pet.
January 31, 2023

8 Things Every First Time Dog Owner Needs to Know

Have you or someone you know recently become a first time dog owner? This is a really exciting time, but it can also lead to a lot of anxiety, even if you’ve done plenty of research. You want to do…

Two small dogs running through a grass field side by side.
January 10, 2023

How Much Exercise Does My Dog Need?

You know that you should get at least 10,000 steps a day to stay active and combat common health issues, but are there similar recommendations when it comes to exercise for dogs? Is there a specific number of steps your…

dog training techniques
December 21, 2022

Dog Training Techniques for Anyone With a Busy Schedule

You have a jam-packed schedule that is too tight to allow for another commitment. How can you complete the training that your dog needs? Instead of stressing over how to fit training into your schedule, consider these dog training techniques.…

dog daycare services
December 6, 2022

Dog Daycare Services: How Many Days a Week Should My Dog Spend at Daycare?

You probably know that dog daycare services are great for dogs, and why it’s so beneficial. But is it possible for your dog to get too much of a good thing? If you just got a dog that will be…

dog care tips
November 30, 2022

Dog Care Tips: Taking Care of Your Dog in Rainy Season

Dogs are creatures of habit. With that being said, their daily activities – such as long walks and playtime – should not be compromised due to a dreary, rainy day. As a responsible dog owner, you should prepare your dog…

doggy day care
November 10, 2022

Why Your Dog Needs a Consistent Routine – And How Doggy Day Care Can Help

If you want your dog to be happy and well-adjusted, a routine is crucial. She should know when to expect to be fed, exercised, and more. Without this structure in her life, she may misbehave and become anxious. However, we…

how to stop a dog from barking
October 25, 2022

Dog Training: Tips on How to Stop a Dog From Barking

Just like humans are expected to speak, dogs are expected to bark. This is their form of communication. However, you don’t want a dog that barks excessively. Your dog may bark for a variety of reasons, such as seeking attention,…

Have a

Get a response within 24 hours