Exercise isn't just a nicety; it's a necessity for maintaining optimal physical and mental well-being. As with people, obesity is becoming a major health problem in today's dogs. Obesity prevents dogs from enjoying many physical activities; it also decreases speed and stamina and makes it more difficult for dogs to deal with heat.
Don't think you can just stick your dog in the yard and trust him to exercise himself. Unless he has a friend in the yard with him, or lots of stimulation on the other side of the fence (in which case he's probably barking too much to be a good neighbor), he may chase his tail a few times, sniff around, and then just sit there. You'll need to play coach to get him in shape.
For those already balancing a regular desk job, squeezing in time for a little healthy dog walking can be challenging. Lucky Dog Va can help you plan a Successful Walking Schedule while you are at work or away! 757-880-1179