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Benefits of Dog Running

Like humans, dogs need to stay active to live a long and healthy life.   Besides weight loss, some of the perks include mental sharpness, reduced anxiety and a calmer dog. 

Physical benefits: Walking and playing fetch are good exercises however running will use different muscles and is more of a intense workout for your dog.  Dogs are built to run and most dogs need to burn energy off regularly.   The physical benefits include a stronger heart, lungs, muscle definition, stamina and maintaining a healthy weight.

Mental benefits: Studies have shown that an active lifestyle reduces stress and anxiety.  Also active dogs are shown to live longer, happier lives.  When dogs are under-stimulated they can be destructive, hyper and even aggressive.  Dog treadmills provide a mental work out as well as they have to learn a new skill.

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