How much exercise does a dog need everyday?
As a dog lover, you know how much most dogs love to go for a walk. With some dogs just the mention of the word W-A-L-K-I-E-S will perk their ears and have them searching for the lead. If you’ve ever wondered how much exercise a dog might need, we’ve created a handy dog exercise calculator to give you an idea of how long walkies should last.
The amount of exercise a dog needs ULTIMATELY depends on the dog. Puppies and senior dogs have different exercise needs; very boisterous dogs will need to run off a lot more steam than more retiring doggos. But for dogs the world over, a good walk (or walks!) every day can help to keep your dog mentally and physically healthy and will reduce unwanted behaviours based on anxiety and boredom.
Remember to always consult your vet for the most accurate advice, as your dog may have needs that aren’t covered in our calculator!
If you’re down for a bit of fun, use our dog exercise calculator to get an estimate on how much exercise your dog needs.
Important: This calculator is intended for educational purposes and should not be considered a substitute for veterinary advice. There are many factors not considered in this calculator that may affect how much exercise your dog needs such as: breed, metabolism, spayed / neutered status, personality, orthopedic status and other medical conditions. To find out specifically how much exercise your individual dog should have per day, consult your vet.