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Questions tagged [exercise]

Refers to the activity of exercise in order to promote health and well-being, or for strengthening purposes.

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Entertaining a house-bound high energy dog

I have a one year old border collie who has kennel cough. He is vaccinated, I'm not sure how he got it, but here we are. He is confined to the house/yard, and he is losing his mind. He normally goes ...
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10 month old large breed crate time

My puppy is rather large for his age. He sleeps out of his crate at night, is up at 9 am, put in the crate at around 2:30 pm for me to go to school, let out of the cage at 9pm when I get back. That's ...
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Exercise needed for a husky

I always wanted to have a husky but I need to work during the day and they need much exercise so I'm not sure if I should get one. I would be able to go for a walk or jogging in the morning and ...
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Malinois in an appartment with enough exercise: Feasible?

How feasible is it to have a Malinois in an apartment if given enough exercise? I am joking that my dog will be "exercise equipment" - I think that an hour of biking in the morning plus some training/...
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How can I encourage a high energy dog to exercize if it has no prey drive?

I'm used to high energy dogs (I have Border Collies) and give them plenty of exercise. I also now have a Belgiam Tervuren pup who has no prey drive, so doesn't go after balls, frisbees, etc. I know ...
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My cat seems to dislike the idea of morning walk. Should I continue?

I recent days I am trying to develop a habit in my cat of morning walk with me. It is to be noted that letting the cat alone outside to roam independently is not an option. Here there are lots of ...
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Is it okay to let my dog run when she's scared?

When I take my dog on walks, sometimes there will be loud noises that scare her (e.g. thunder, construction, large vehicles driving by). When this happens her flight response kicks in and she wants to ...
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How can I tell if my cat is getting enough stimulation?

I have a 13 month cat, a domestic short hair brown tab. I've seen people equip cats with wheels these days like hamsters but that seems to be mainly bengals with much more energy and need to exercise. ...
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Should I feed my dog before exercising?

Next month, I will take my dog to take his third vaccine, so he'll be ready for walking. Nowadays, I feed him on the mornings, around 7h30 am. Next month, I plan to go walking with him around 6h30 am....
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Cat Toy(s) For Energetic Cat

One of our cats (male, 3yo) is very energetic and almost dog-like, personally I love it! Our other cat (female, same age) is quite the opposite, she is far more sedentary and gets quite annoyed when ...
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How to prevent two dogs from chasing each other around the house?

I have two tamaskan puppies who are 7 months old and already at 75 lb each. They love to gallop around the house and body-slam each other into the walls. It was fine while they were little, but now ...
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How to exercise a dog when stuck indoors for long periods of time (e.g. during winter)?

Winter is coming where I live in the northeastern United States, and this will be my first cold winter with a dog. It will be cold enough that we won't be able to spend long periods of time outside. ...
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Do you think my dogs are exercised enough?

I have four technically high energy dogs, two Canaan, one German Shepherd and a Shi Zu jack russell terrier mix.....all rescued, here in Cairo. I feel I am not giving them enough. I am a teacher and ...
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Does an adult dog need regular walks if it has a large yard to run in?

Relatives of mine have had dogs for most of their lives. They have been without a canine companion for a few years now and would like another, but they are in their upper 70s with the beginnings of ...
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Why does my dog get excited and go crazy when I touch the leash?

Why does my dog get excited and go crazy when I touch the leash? My dog is a 2 year old french bull dog mix, however, he is generally lazy (sluggish or sleepy). However, the thing that makes him ...
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Do you walk cats, or should you?

I do not own pets as of now, but I'm interested. I read that dogs should be walked at best twice a day, but I was wondering where the cats get their exercise. Do they need any?
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Why is my cat growling at the laser dot?

I have recently gotten a laser pointer to play with my two cats (Mother and Son). The son is overweight and I thought the laser pointer would help with giving him a bit of extra exercise to help loose ...
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How much activity is too much for my older dog?

We recently adopted an "8-year-old" dog and when we took him to our vet, he said the dog is probably closer to 10 years old and is most likely a border collie/retriever/lab mix. We were aware of ...
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Exercising a Rottweiler

I'm new to the ownership of a rottweiler and am wondering about how much exercise a young Rottweiler should partake in. I've read a couple of articles saying too much exercise is unhealthy for the ...
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How long (distance) should I exercise my Husky puppy?

For a husky pup between the ages of 8 weeks to 8 months, I would like to know what a suitable distance for a jog would be before the dog will become fatigued. I understand this will vary, but just ...
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Cat becomes cross-eyed only after rigorous exercise/play. Why?

My female cat, part siamese, becomes cross-eyed only after she'd been running/jumping, etc.. This lasts about 10 mins, and then her eyes are back to normal. The change between these two states is ...
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Is toy destruction a sign that my dog needs more exercise?

Short Story Is my dog doing ok? He destroys toys, but not other stuff (yet). He gets 2 walks a day, each is 2 miles and 1 hour in duration. He is alone and sleeps during the day (9 hours) He's 2 ...
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What will happen if a young labrador is not given proper exercise? [closed]

I am a college student in India. I own a four month old labrador dog. I just want to know about the importance of exercise for that breed. Can anyone help me?
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How can I encourage multiple cats to bond and play together?

Often two or even all three of my cats will want to play at the same time but they usually come to me for the fun and games. I try to start them off getting them excited but ultimately it boils down ...
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What are the most effective cat exercises?

I've got one cat that could use a little extra cardio but won't necessarily run around. What else can I do?
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Why does my dog become unmanageable midway through a long walk?

Our puppy (8 months old, Husky/Shepherd mix) is getting to be good enough on the leash that I can take him for a nice run. I live near a park with a 5K loop road, which I used to run regularly. When ...
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Is there an outdoor place I can take my cat to run around in L.A.?

I live in Los Angeles and my two year-old cat is dying to go outside and run. But I'm afraid that if I let him out he will: run away or get run over by a car or get eaten by a wild animal (apparently ...
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Why is it not common for cats to be taken for walks?

I often see people out walking their dog to get them exercise and fresh air. However, I have never noticed someone taking their cat for a walk, although I have seen cat harnesses and leashes for ...
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How to train a kitten to climb tail-first down a tall climbing tree?

We have a tall climbing tree, which has the lowest resting platform quite high up. All but one of cats know how to climb down tail-first, but the 4-month old kitten comes down head-first. Climbing ...
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Can I take my in-season puppy for a walk?

My Bichon's just started having her first season and I want to take her for a walk. Is this a good idea? I know she will emit a scent that male dogs will obviously recognize as her being ready to mate,...
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How often and long should I walk my puppy?

My puppy is seven weeks old, we have been playing with her and getting her used to running around with a collar and lead. She quite enjoys coming for walks, even with the lead on. Aside from issues ...
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How can I tell when it's time to stop playing?

I have a Border Collie that fetches things like it's his job. If he brings me something to throw and I don't do so promptly, he will start to get pushy and let me know that I need to stop being lazy ...
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What level of output laser pointer is safe for a cat?

I've got a few laser pointers: a red one, and a green one. The green laser pointer is much stronger than the red one, it's the type that you can seem the beam if it's dark enough (it's 5mW). What ...
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How much exercise should a young cat be getting?

I have 2 young cats (1.5 years and 8 months). How much activity should they be getting during the day? They seem to be most active in the early morning and then settle down for the majority of the day ...