Why Dogs Need to Play: Reason #1
Play Provides Physical Exercise
We’ve all heard that a good dog is a tired dog, and there’s certainly some truth to that. Dogs need physical exercise each day, and if those needs aren’t met they can get into trouble by developing destructive habits (such as excessive chewing) to pass the time. If you’re having trouble giving your dog enough exercise each day you can supplement their routine with some playtime at home.
Play is a relatively easy way to fit in some more physical exercise for your dog each day. Games like tug and fetch are physically tiring for dogs, and by adding in a few quick play sessions each day you’ll create a routine that provides your dog with plenty of exercise.