#28 – Exercise for young and old dogs

I coulds run and play and jump all day when I was younger!

I could run and play and jump all day when I was younger!

When I was younger, I could runs around and play all day and never get tireds, but I get tired easier now I’m older.

Us doggies don’t needs the same amounts of exercise all our lives. And all dogs is different about how much exercises they do need.

Pupsters like this one should only go for small walks.

Pupsters like this one should only go for short walks.

Pupsters should only go for really short on on lead walks, cause it puts too much stresses on their young joints and they could end up with ouchy legs like me when they’re olders. The humans tells me that the rule is 5 minutes of lead walkings for every month of age until the doggie is one year old or olders if it’s a big doggie, cause they grow slowers than us little guys. Playings on soft ground is OK.

I had to act like an old mansy doggie before my times because I got ouchy knees, all because before I was rescueds no one looked after me properlies or feds me any good foods. It’s not fun at all to be ouchies all of the times, so humans, makes sure you takes care of your young doggies so they can run around when they’re olders.

Sometimes us older doggies just likes to sit and watch the world go by instead of walkings!

Sometimes us older doggies just likes to sit and watch the world go by instead of walkings!

Older doggies, especially with ouchy legs like me, don’t need as much walkings as younger ones. We still likes to go for walks, but we don’t need to go quite as far as before. Some days, I likes to go for a long walk, but sometimes I just likes to sit and sniff the air a bit, so you should always listens to what your older doggie feels like doings and not just drags them along.

I still loves to swim though, cause it’s not so hard on my legs and it’s FUN!

Now I'm older, don't expect me to runs to keep up with you!

Now I’m older, don’t expect me to runs to keep up with you!

When I was youngers, I hads to walk fast and not stop to sniff so much, cause the humans wouldn’t waits for me. Now I’ve got ouchy knees though, they has to let me do what I wants a bit more, cause I’m not able to hurries, so we sniff and stops a lot.

Sometimes the humans gets annoyeds at how slow we’re goings and think I shouldn’t stop to sniff so much, but I don’t cares a bit. If they wants to walk really fast, they can goes without me!

Linkie:
http://www.dogstrust.org.uk/az/e/exercise/exercisepuppies.aspx

http://www.petmd.com/dog/wellness/evr_dg_exercise_for_your_senior_dog

About jaspermadra

I am a rescue doggie who was saved by MADRA, a dog rescue based in Co Galway, Ireland. I was adopteds a long time ago and have a great life with my humans, so I does whatever I can to help the other doggies who aren't as lucky as me. You can find MADRA's website here: www.madra.ie
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