Fitness

(Picture Credit: alexei_tm/Getty Images) If you own a dog with seemingly endless energy, you probably need to find ways to keep your furry friend active throughout the day. When you don’t, your pooch may “invent” their own fun “activities” out of your shoes, books, furniture, or anything else they can possibly chew on. While a quick
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(Image Credit: Getty Images/APF/Staff) Yoga is a timeless practice that originated in India. Its exact era of origin is so steeped in history that it’s hard to pinpoint, but the practice has been considered sacred by yogis everywhere since time immemorial. However, some forms of yoga, like doga, are a little bit newer. Yoga’s growing
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(Image Credit; Jeff Banke/Getty Images) You may have already seen videos of dock jumping for dogs and wondered about this aquatic canine sport. It sometimes airs on TV around the same time as other dog shows. It’s also a very popular pet-oriented summer sport. Dock jumping, also known as dock diving, is a sporting competition
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) In order to be well-adjusted pets, dogs need both mental and physical stimulation on a daily basis. The desire to “keep busy” is deeply ingrained in the majority of dogs. Working, hunting, herding and guarding breeds are not the only ones with this need. Even small breeds of dogs retain a
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(Picture Credit: Elizabeth Aldridge/Getty Images) Mental stimulation is important to the development and happiness of any pup, but it’s absolutely essential for dogs who are left alone for long stretches, such as when you’re at work. Even senior dogs benefit from mental stimulation, which fights the effects of dementia. Exercising your dog’s mind helps train
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A shy dog can be an anxious dog when it comes to encountering new situations, unfamiliar dogs, and strangers. Training for socialization is very important for shy pups, but coming out of your shell doesn’t have to be all work and no play. When used in conjunction with proper socialization training, these games can be
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Question: How do I know if my dog is bored? Answer: A good indication your dog is bored is that you don’t come back to the same house in the evening that you left in the morning. A bored dog is likely to be a destructive dog–chewing up curtains, tearing up
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) We often think of exercise only as a health issue, but it has significant day-to-day effects on a dog’s behavior as well. Dogs — particularly puppies and young dogs — have a lot of energy, and if they don’t get the chance to burn it off, destructive behavior is often the
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For many people, jogging and running with their dogs is not only a great way to get some exercise, but it’s also an opportunity to spend quality time with their pets. If you want to get some fresh air while running with your dog, you also have to keep in mind your pet’s own limitations
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