Why Playtime is Important for Dogs

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Playing help us relax and reduce stress. The same holds true for your pets. Playtime is very important for a dog’s physical, social and mental development.

The time your dog spends playing isn’t just about having fun. They can reap a lot of benefits out of it. It is not only considered as a great form of exercise, it also provides mental stimulation and improves a bond between the dog and his owner. Other than that, it also keeps your dog happy and healthy.

Physical health

Playtime is essential for maintaining your dog’s physical and mental health. This will keep your dog’s heart healthy, strengthen his bones and muscles and maintain a healthy weight.

Solve behavioral issues

Stress can lead to destructive behavior. If your dog is starting to have some behavioral issues, then you should consider spending more time playing with your dog. Why? Because playtime helps relieve stress.

Dogs are full of energy, and they need an outlet to for their pent-up energy. It can be as simple as a short walk or a game of fetch.

Provides mental stimulation

Play time is also a learning time for your puppy. Challenge your dog’s mind by encouraging him to use his sense during the game.

Hide and seek is one of the best games you can play. In this game, you should grab one of his favorite toys or treat and hide it somewhere. Then ask your dog to seek out these objects.

It’s good for your health

We get it, you’re busy. Sometimes, we get so lost on the track of work and family that we tend to forget how to have some fun. There’s no better way to relieve stress than playing with your dog and getting a bit of exercise. So, go out there and play even for just 30 minutes a day. It’s a win-win for both of you.

So be sure to incorporate play in your dog’s daily routine. After all, life could be so boring without playtime.

 

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