How Much Exercise Does Your Dog Need?

The amount of exercise your dog needs depends on various factors, including their breed, age, size, and overall health. However, a general rule of thumb is that dogs should engage in at least 30 minutes to 2 hours of exercise per day. 

For high-energy breeds like Border Collies, Australian Shepherds, or Labrador Retrievers, they may require closer to 1-2 hours of vigorous exercise daily to keep them mentally and physically stimulated.  

This can include activities like brisk walks, jogging, playing fetch, or engaging in dog sports like agility or flyball.

On the other hand, smaller or less active breeds may be content with shorter walks or indoor play sessions. It's important to pay attention to your dog's individual needs and adjust their exercise routine accordingly. 

Additionally, mental stimulation is just as important as physical exercise for dogs. Providing puzzle toys, training sessions, or interactive games can help keep their minds sharp and prevent boredom.

Always consult with your veterinarian to determine the appropriate exercise regimen for your dog based on their specific needs and health status.

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