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Active dogs

All dog owners want happy pets. Having active and playful pets keep our dogs’ bodies and minds healthy. Just like us, dogs are now suffering from unprecedented levels of obesity, so encouraging our pets to play is more important than ever.

Throwing balls and having toys available for your dog to play with is far better than rewarding them with treats to get them motivated to exercise.

Animal behaviourist, Dr Joanne Righetti, has some tips for keeping active outdoors. There are a number of activities we can combine with our hobbies that will benefit both you and your dog.

Even when you are travelling with your dog, you can make lots of stops along the way to let your dog stretch their legs. And while in the car, make sure that your pet is restrained while travelling. You can use a pet crate or a car harness like the PETLIFE Roadie.