Reactivity in Dogs and Exercise

Discussion in 'Behavioural science and dog training philosophy' started by Jojo83, Feb 15, 2017 at 9:23 AM.

  1. Jojo83

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    I've not read the study yet, but it seems to make sense; we already know that exercise alone just makes dogs fitter (needing increasingly more exercise to wear them out physically), and it's mental stimulation that really wears them out. The added benefits with reactive dogs, I'm sure, would also be in strengthening the bond and trust between handler and dog, which can only be of benefit in anxious dogs.
     
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    Thanks for the link. That looks interesting, so I'll read the study. I already walk my two separately each day and Wispa loves sniffing very thoroughly and 'reading' exactly what's been happening before she got there, so it's nice to know that's good for her. Tuppence's sniffing is more scavenging-for-duck-poo!
     
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