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How much exercise does a Bichon Frise need?

The Bichon Frise is a purebred dog with a lot of love to give. Whether you’re their pawrent, or a complete stranger, they’re ready to give you endless affection. This makes them great for families with children, other dogs, and also cats.

This hypoallergenic, small breed only needs a very small amount of physical exercise per day. Meaning they’re pawfectly suited to apartment and city living. If you’re looking to get a pup for the first time, you should take a look at these guys.

How much exercise does an adult Bichon Frise need? 

A Bichon Frise will need around 30 minutes of daily physical exercise. Yes, they can possibly get all the exercise they need from zooming around your home, but to make sure they’re getting enough mental stimulation, you should take them for daily walks. Being in the outdoors where their noses can go into hyperdrive from all the different smells of the world helps them a lot more than you think. 

Not sure how much exercise your dog has got today? For just £39, the PitPat Dog Activity Monitor can update you throughout the day on how much running, walking, playing, and pottering around the house they’ve done. It’ll even tell you how much they’ve slept whilst you’ve been hard at work. 

Another way to stimulate their active brains is by playing with them. Enrichment games and activities are a great way to make training fun or keep them busy when you need to put the washing out so no socks go missing. 

How much exercise does a Bichon Frise puppy need? 

When you bring your new furry friend home, you may think they need lots of exercise to match their energetic personality. But actually, it’s said that your puppy only needs 5 minutes of exercise per day to every month of their age. No pup is the same, so this theory only goes so far and you could end up over or under-exercising your puppy.

That’s where PitPat comes in. Get our free app and see how much exercise your Bichon Frise puppy needs.

How much exercise does a senior Bichon Frise need? 

You’re probably used to your activity routine by this point in your dog’s life. But it’s important to not push them too far once they’ve become a senior. Let your dog set the pace. If they seem to be slowing down on their walks, maybe it’s time to head home.

All dogs have a personality. Some may never want to go home when out walking, and some can’t wait to get back and laid out on the sofa. This makes it hard to know if you’re giving your pooch the right amount of exercise.

So why not let us do it for you? As your Bichon Frise gets older, we’ll adapt their exercise goal to what they need in a day. 

Best types of exercise for a Bichon Frise

Hide & Seek. To play this game, all you’ll need is you, and one of their favourite toys. Take your dog out of the room and hide you or the toy somewhere they can’t see and let the fun begin. This is great for their brains as it involves lots of scent work which will also help them with mental stimulation.

Fetch. Whether it’s used as a training exercise or just for fun, your Bichon Frise will love to fetch. You may need to adapt it for their size though. You can do this by rolling the ball across the floor for your pup to chase after. You may also want to invest in a smaller size tennis ball so they can fit it in their mouths too.

These games are great for your pup. Not only are they a great form of exercise, but they’ll help keep your little friend mentally stimulated. Can’t remember how long you’ve played with your dog today? Get a PitPat Dog Activity Monitor and we’ll tell you how much they’ve done each day. 

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