exercise with dogYour dog needs exercise and so do you! Why not combine the two? There is no better, healthier or least expensive exercise than those that take you outside. Get started running, walking or hiking today.

How Much Exercise Does My Dog Need?
Depending on your dog’s breed, he or she may need 30 minutes to two hours of exercise every day. Smaller dogs need less, while larger dogs may need this much an even more. At least 30 minutes of that exercise should be rigorous.

How Much Exercise Do I Need?
If you are just starting with exercise, go for 10 minutes of strenuous effort each day. Take a walk or go for a quick jog. You may not be equipped for more exercise than this at first. Likewise, your dog may struggle if he or she is not used to working out by your side.

What Equipment Do I Need?
You must 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 are running or walking after dark. You can purchase these devices for yourself as well as your dog. It is 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.

Exercising with your dog should be fun. We understand that your busy schedule can sometimes get in the way. That’s why we offer dog daycare. Your dog will be supervised, well taken care of, and gets the exercise he or she needs while you are 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, daycare, and boarding. Call us today at 858-490-2117.