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How much exercise does a Beagle need every day?

Beagles are dog breeds that are also known as hunting hounds. Because of their nature, they are naturally excitable and pack with high energy levels. This is why they should be provided with an ample amount of exercise to ensure that not only would they stay healthy and strong, but to keep them from getting bored, moody, and destructive at home. Ideally, beagles require about an hour and a half of daily exercise for them to be able to release excess energy. Otherwise, you’re in for some chewed on shoes, overturned trash, broken furniture, and well-dug out holes in your garden.

One good exercise that you could provide your beagle is walking. This is great especially if you don’t have a lot of space in your property and if you don’t have a backyard. It doesn’t even require a lot of equipment. Just put a leash on your furbaby, find the best route and you are good to go. Ideal routine in walking your beagle is two times a day, 20-30 minutes on a brisk pace for an adult beagle. Some beagles may need more but be sure not to push them to exhaustion. End the activity once there are tell-tale signs that your beagle wants to stop – it starts breathing hard as it tries to keep pace with you or it starts lagging behind.

One of the most famous activities for any dog type is a game of fetch, and this is not different for your beagle. This serves as a good exercise because it incorporate different physical activities such as running and jumping. It also helps stimulates its mind especially if you are going to insert some obedience training into the mix by teaching it how to respond to simple commands such as “drop” and “fetch.” Play this activity with your beagle 1-2 times a week if possible with the use of either a ball or a stick. If you want to spice things up a bit, you can also play frisbee with your beagle. Just remember that this could be tricky if it is not well-trained especially if you are in a public place such as a park with plenty of distractions.

Other activities your beagle could engage in for a good exercise is a game of tug-of-war and hiking. If you are invested, you could also let it engage in scent tracking which can further enhance its sensitive nose. You can even be creative depending on what your beagle enjoys and what can strengthen the bond between you and your furbaby. Just make sure to keep your beagle hydrated as it engages in variety of activities and exercises to ensure that it would be in superb condition at all times. Note that the condition of your beagle matters above all. Never hesitate to cut the activity short when you think the intensity of the activity is not equipped for your beagle.

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Written by Susan Sullinger

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