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4 Easy Ways To Keep Your Dog Active and Happy

There are tons of benefits that come with keeping your dog active…

It provides mental stimulation, it helps keep obesity at bay, it lowers blood pressure, strengthens bones and can even improve behaviour. 

But perhaps most importantly of all, it boosts mood and wellbeing.

All in all, there’s no doubt that active dogs are happy dogs

To help you keep your dog active and happy, here are four easy ideas to try: 

Feed them well

The better the nutrition you provide to your dog, the better their overall health will be. Plus, to be active and happy, your dog needs a balanced, natural diet packed with nutrients.

Many dog owners are now choosing to feed their dog raw meals. One of the big benefits of feeding raw can be an increase in energy - which is good news for keeping active and happy. 

Vets generally recommend buying raw food prepared by experts, such as Bella and Duke. They create balanced, nutritious meals with high-quality, fresh ingredients that give your dog the vitamins and minerals they need.

Bella and Duke raw dog food is made with the same kind of premium meat cuts you’d find in your fridge - and the meals are tailored to your dog’s needs. 

Set fun challenges

Most dogs get at least a daily walk - but many dog owners still wonder if their dog is getting the right amount and type of exercise for their specific dog’s needs. 

One way to guarantee your dog is getting the right amount of exercise and to provide fun activity challenges is with a PitPat Activity Monitor

PitPat have created the UK’s #1 Dog Activity Monitor, designed with vets and made for dogs. It’s a small, lightweight, waterproof design that’s perfect for every life stage. 

PitPat enables you to set fun activity challenges and helps you get the balance right with an exercise goal tailored to your dog’s breed, age and weight, all of which can be easily monitored in the free app.

Offer enriching activities

Offering activities that enrich your dog’s life are a brilliant idea if you want to keep your dog active and happy. The trouble is, thinking up enriching activities can be a struggle. 

The Brain Games & Enrichment Card Deck from Calm Dog Games solves this problem. The cards are created to help you develop calmness, confidence and connection with your dog in a quick, easy and stress-free format. 

Each deck contains 52 activity cards, split into 5 categories (calm, bond, focus, play & puzzle).  They provide mental stimulation to satisfy your dog’s cognitive wellbeing and enrichment to relieve stress and boost wellbeing. 

Never struggle to think of an enriching activity to keep your dog active and happy again!

Play tug

OK, so this might not come as a big surprise from us here at Tug-E-Nuff, but we know playing tug is a fantastic way to keep your dog active and happy.

Just a couple of minutes of intense, interactive play with your dog, using a strong, best quality dog toy, is hugely enriching and stimulating. 

It’s also a brilliant way to boost the bond you share with your best friend - and a good bond is the foundation of successful training and a happy, harmonious life together.  

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