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A Drop in the Bucket

"A tired dog is a well-behaved dog." Trainers say this all the time to our clients. After all, physical exercise is important to dogs and...

Casey Lomonaco  |  Dec 28th 2010


“A tired dog is a well-behaved dog.” Trainers say this all the time to our clients. After all, physical exercise is important to dogs and most get far too little of it. However, this simple phrase does deserve closer investigation for a number of reasons because I think it glosses over a few key points.

What if you can’t exercise your dog as much as she needs?

Dogs which are bred to work are often dissatisfied as pets

What about mental stimulation?

Hyperactivity is not mentally healthy – dogs need to learn to relax!