Brachycephalic dogs, or dogs with short snouts, like pugs, bulldogs, and boxers, should not be heavily exercised in warm weather. Because their noses are so short they often have problems cooling themselves and can overheat quickly. These dogs should only be exercised in the cool parts of the day. Brachycephalic dogs often have breathing problems too, and should not be forced to exercise past what they are willing to do on their own. Remember to listen to your dog, and check in to make sure he is still having fun.
High energy dogs, like pit bulls, border collies, aussies, boxers, and many more, need more creative exercise than just a walk. They often need to learn brain games or play with food puzzles to help tire them out. Consider a session with our dog trainer to learn just what kinds of games you can play with your high energy dog. These dogs are also great candidates for our dog running service.
Very small dogs, like chihuahuas or yorkies, still need more exercise than just playing in the house or yard. They need stimulation for their brains as well as their bodies. Good long walks are excellent for this.
Dogs with long backs and short legs like corgies or dachshund often develop back problems due to obesity or poor exercise. Like all dogs these breeds still need exercise but they should not be allowed to jump up or down on furniture, and care should be taken around stairs.
With any breed you should do your research to find out what your breed was originally bred for, as well as what, if any, exercise should be limited.