Daily Dog Exercises
All dogs need exercise, just like us! (Vets recommend at least 30 minutes daily for just about all dogs.) Carol Brooks and Lesley Smith of DogOn Fitness, a D.C area dog fitness and behavior service, have a few suggestions for your best buddy.
Hiking or walking
Trail hiking or walking through varying terrain like hills, rocks, and streams is satisfying for hunting breeds, who have greater stamina and need longer walks than other breeds. Terrain changes also challenge underused muscle groups, and may help dogs ward off injuries. Breeds that benefit: Hunting breeds such as hounds, terriers, retrievers and spaniels.