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Puppy workouts
« on: September 26, 2017, 07:51:17 PM »
What are some good indoors exercises for a puppy who has not been spayed/neutered and the vet hasn't yet okay of letting the puppy around other dogs?  Or/and okay for the puppy to be going on walks?

Some type of exercise that is okay to be doing inside?

I know training is good for both mental and physical but is there any other types of exercise? Preferably for both mental and physical or anything good for a puppy?

I appreciate any suggestions or/and recommendations.
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Re: Puppy workouts
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2017, 07:58:38 PM »
Generally baby puppies can be exercised in your home or yard with toys or training games. If they're super young it's best not to try walks, just play outside with them when they start to get rowdy.

Puppies don't really need formal exercise like adults do, normal engagement in play and age appropriate training should keep the dog mentally and physically stimulated sufficiently until walking becomes an option.
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Re: Puppy workouts
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2017, 10:33:48 PM »
I don't know how big your puppy is, but here are some indoor "gym" stuff I got for my pup when he was little.

Sports center: https://www.toysrus.com/product?productId=129614076&source=CAPLA_DF:129614076:TRUS&cagpspn=plat_AACCF6AA&camp=PLAPPCG-_-PIDAACCF6AA:TRUS&gclid=Cj0KCQjw9afOBRDWARIsAJW4nvzFafvDn5c7yeUVkLvwAowuBWDmhgdlG8e0bf1IHXFLHYNy-btSQ30aAgHDEALw_wcB

Baby stepping stool: https://www.toysrus.com/product?productId=107532126

Tie an empty water bottle to an overhead fan and play tether-bottle with puppy.

Buy or make ramps for the puppy to practice on.

Also, there is this idea: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/484840716118851852/


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Re: Puppy workouts
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2017, 10:45:48 PM »
You can play fetch, but roll the ball. Don't throw the ball in any way that would cause the dog to jump or suddenly twist in order to get it. You want to be gentle with exercise until their growth plates have closed lest you do damage.
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Re: Puppy workouts
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2017, 07:54:20 AM »
Oh I like the tether ball Idea! I'm stealing that but I'm going to hang it on a try in my backyard. lol Teddy loves to just and this would be a fun way to get his 'jumps in" poodles are like tiggers jumping is just part of there DNA there bilt on springs

I also find puzzle toys good for puppies inder supervision, buy something easy I like the kong wobble where the dog bats it around and I just uses kibble in mine its easy (unlike my last dog who loved complicated puzzles) if they too hard Teddy gives, up I'd start with the easy one and see if he likes the challenge then try to by something a bit more compacted.

what kind of puppy did you get that might change our suggestions on what to do.
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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2017, 12:28:00 PM »
It was suggested in my service puppy Class to use toys that stay with you when possible. Like gentle tugging. Rational was that it helps build a relationship between you and the puppy.

All my puppies have gotten tons of exercise just being puppies. I usually have to work to keep them from doing stairs too much or jumping on furniture. Those can cause damage to a puppy if done too young.
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Re: Puppy workouts
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2017, 03:44:47 PM »
We didn't have a yard that our puppy could play in, so I had to create an indoor playground for him. The concept was built around activities that develop coordination, muscle tone, mental stimulation and experience without risking injury.  Puppies are like children in that, if you give them a wide variety of opportunities for mental stimulation, their intelligence will soar.

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Re: Puppy workouts
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2017, 10:27:07 PM »
When Jubi was little I'd make kibble trails in the backyard which encouraged her to use her nose and be rewarded for walking/running at her own pace. I also have a kiddie pool that she has always enjoyed splashing in. I have filled that with a few inches of water and dropped small pieces of hot dog or other treats in it so she could search around in the water for the treats. I'd hide her ball and have her find it and play with her when she found it. I did a lot of training games too. I would have her walk on strange surfaces like aluminum foil or bubble wrap and ask her to do basic commands on top of them. It took double the brain power and short training sessions would tire her well.
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Re: Puppy workouts
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2017, 10:34:22 PM »
I also have a kiddie pool that she has always enjoyed splashing in. I have filled that with a few inches of water and dropped small pieces of hot dog or other treats in it so she could search around in the water for the treats.

Me and Max did this when he was a pup, too, but in the bathtub or in a sterilite tub. He definitely enjoyed it a lot, and made the cutest bubbles :biggrin:
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