Exercise

Very few dogs get as much exercise as they should. Even though a dog home alone in a big backyard might dash back and forth a few times, she is not going to do enough for the movement to be considered aerobic activity. Aerobic activity for most dogs is a fifteen-minute game of chasing the tennis ball, or a run alongside a bicycle, or a jog with you. Obviously, a Basset Hound's exercise needs will differ from a Doberman Pinscher's, but both need aerobic exercise of some kind every day.

When a dog doesn't get enough exercise, she's more apt to look for stuff to do, and very often that ends up a problem behavior. She may run back and forth along the fence, barking, or she may chew up your landscaping. Just keep in mind that a tired dog is a happy dog.

If your dog is very young, or elderly, or has some physical problems, talk to your veterinarian about an exercise program before you begin. Your vet may suggest a lower-impact form of exercise, such as swimming, rather than running and leaping for a ball. No matter which form of exercise you do, begin it gradually. Sore muscles are no fun for anyone, human or canine.

Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

How would you like to save a ton of money and increase the value of your home by as much as thirty percent! If your homes landscape is designed properly it will be a source of enjoyment for your entire family, it will enhance your community and add to the resale value of your property. Landscape design involves much more than placing trees, shrubs and other plants on the property. It is an art which deals with conscious arrangement or organization of outdoor space for human satisfaction and enjoyment.

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