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.