#3. EXERCISE! The amount of exercise a dog requires varies by breed; however, ALL dogs need exercise, DAILY! So, it’s time to get outside and get some daily exercise yourself.
If you don’t regularly exercise your dog, you will need to start slow. Just as you wouldn’t expect it from a human, you cannot expect an overweight dog who hasn’t had a walk in 2 weeks to go on a 5 km hike! Start with a couple of 15 minute walks a day and gradually lengthen their duration.
Research your breed. An English Bulldog has a vastly different exercise requirement than a Greyhound. Talk to your veterinarian or canine physiotherapist to find out how much exercise your dog needs!