The average dog sleeps for about 12 to 14 hours per 24-hour cycle. The age and the type of breed your dog is also plays a role on how long they sleep. Click here for more information on Sleeping Dogs
Life can be very fast paced, from working full time, long hours, traveling, even after school/work activities. All of these factors can take a role in how much time you have to provide the amount of time you have meet your pet’s physical/emotional needs
There are times dog owners will spend the weekend making up for lost time and over exercise their pet. This can be dangerous if your dog isn’t well conditioned for exercise, leading to injuries and even joint damage.
Your dog’s health depends on you
- Exercising your dog daily is important in their overall health. They may be at risk for developing arthritis, heart disease, and other illnesses that could become life-threatening. Always check with your veterinarian on what type of exercise is best for your dog.
Lack of exercise can change your Dog’s Behavior
- Destructive chewing, digging or scratching
- Investigative behaviors, like garbage raiding
- Hyperactivity, excitability and night-time activity
- Unruliness, knocking over furniture and jumping up on people
- Play biting and rough play
- Attention-getting behaviors like barking and whining
Peace of Mind that your pet is not home alone for hours
- Professional Dog Walkers care for pets for a living.
- Your pet’s physical and emotional needs will be met
- Professional Dog Walkers can assist you with any training and behavioural issues you have not been able to address due to lack of time
- A professional dog walker can notify you should your dog not be feeling well
- Come home to a dog that has been well exercised and love which will lead to a more relax pet when you return home
Disclaimer: “This content is strictly informational/opinion of the author and owner is not claiming to be an expert in this topic”. Consult your Veterinary Professional for all medical advice and treatment