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Dog Blog

7 December 2015 11:40:08 am AEDT

THE IMPORTANCE OF EXERCISE: 

Much like diet, there is no one rule for exercising a dog; some need a lot of physical activity, others are more than happy with a casual stroll. If you’re looking at taking a dog into your home, then it may be worth thinking about how much time you have to invest in helping your pet to exercise before you choose which breed you want.

For instance, if you take a hunting or herding dog into your home, such as a border collie, you will probably need to invest a couple of hours a day on their exercise regime. If they don’t get enough exercise, they will get bored, and your house may just get an unwanted canine makeover. On the other hand, if you adopt a short nosed breed, such as a bulldog, then a quick saunter around the block will normally suffice. Always remember that if you have any doubts or concerns about exercising your dog, you should have a chat with your vet. You may also want to invest in an affordable waterproof coat for your pet, if they seem to be a fair weather walker.

A HOME & A BED FOR THE NIGHT:

The vast majority of us humans value being able to retire to our own space, whether it’s to sleep, or just to escape from the rest of the household; dogs are no different. They like to have a chill zone, whether it’s a big comfy dog bed, in their own room or corner, or an impressive dog kennel in the yard. Remember, if you’re shopping for dog beds in Melbourne or dog baskets online, you shouldn’t just opt for the cheapest option. You need to make sure that those dog beds for sale are made of safe materials, that they provide your pooch with the right amount of space and they are going to last a reasonable amount of time. Spending a tiny amount of money on a dog bed that only lasts for a week is false economy.

Of course, caring for a dog involves a lot more than the things you’ve read about in this article, but it’s a good starting point for anyone who is welcoming a canine into their lives for the first time. It’s a good idea to have all the necessary accessories and food items on hand before you bring your pooch home. That way you can make sure you take good care of your pet right from the very start. 

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