Last Updated on December 9, 2020
With the world on lockdown, it’s not just us, humans, who are suffering from being at home. Our pets, mostly dogs, do too.
They can develop stress, gain some weight, and even get a little bit depressed from time to time.
So how to stop this from happening?
Dogs need physical activity. It’s the only way on how to keep them healthy at home, not only physically but mentally as well.
There are many indoor games and exercises that you can do with your dog while you’re at home.
If you’re a caring dog owner, you want to make sure your dog is happy and healthy, that’s probably why you’re reading this in the first place! You just want to know how to help your dog stay active at home, and we are here to help you!
Below, you’ll find some good exercises that require little to no effort and can be fun, not only for your dog but for you as well!
1. Do Some Cardio Together!
If you thought the term “cardio” was only directed to humans, then think again. Cardio is any type of exercise that gets your heart beating faster while you move and sweat a lot! Why is it healthy? It doesn’t only make your heart and lungs more durable, but also make your body work better and prevent future diseases like diabetes or heart attacks. Cardio exercises can also help with weight and fat loss. And since you’re not leaving the house, both you and your dog will put on some weight, so why not try doing a little bit of cardio? The best activities for dogs, in this case, would be playing fetch, for example. You can do this in a hallway or on some stairs. You can even try to work out while you play fetch with your dog! Instead of waiting for your dog to give you the ball, do some pushups or squats, see how many you can do until your dog comes running to you, then throw it again and try to see how many reps you can do in that short amount of time!