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8 Indoor Exercise Ideas to Get Your Pup Active

While dogs need time outdoors to sniff, explore and romp, an occasional indoor workout can add variety to their daily activities.

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  • Dogs need a minimum of 20 minutes a day of vigorous exercise that will keep their heart rate up, and more if they're overweight
  • While dogs need time outdoors to sniff, explore and romp, indoor workouts can add variety to their daily activities
  • Tug of war and fetch can both be modified for heart-pumping indoor play
  • Indoor obstacles courses, using pillows, chairs, broom handles and cardboard box tunnels, provide both mental and physical challenges
  • Hide and seek, stair aerobics and scavenger hunts can also get your pup moving even when you don’t want to venture outdoors

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