Take your small dog for a walk.
Most small dogs have a ton of energy to burn. Whether you own a teacup or terrier canine companion, the best exercise for your pup is one that fits their stature and ability. With a few minor adjustments to almost any routine, you can create the perfect regimen to keep your furry friend happy, healthy and in good shape.
Just a Little Jog
For years I owned medium to large-sized dogs. They were my constant companions. If I ran, they ran with me. If I swam, they took the plunge, too. But, the first time I tried to embark on a three-mile jog with my little Shih Tzu, I was in for a rude awakening. As much as she wanted to go with me, at about the 1.5 mile marker, she was done. She planted herself on the pavement and refused to go any further - even after a water break. So, on that hot, sweaty summer morning, I ended up walking back home with my pup in my arms.
Lesson learned: small dogs need smaller routes to run - it's that simple. Their little legs have to go twice as fastRead More »from Best Exercises for Small Dogs