How much exercise does a Lhasa Apso need?
Lhasa Apsos are a small dog breed. They’re also a very sensitive breed, but are quite capable of keeping themselves busy if left alone. Their exercise needs and size make them pawfect for apartment life and also for first-time pet parents.
Although these guys are affectionate towards family members, they can be wary of new people and other dogs. So it’s best to try to socialise them from early on so that this is less of an issue.
This pooch is not very fond of extreme weather conditions. Their thick, long coat means that in summer, they get very hot quickly. And in the winter, their coat can become very heavy from the moist atmosphere and ground.
How much exercise does an adult Lhasa Apso need?
An adult Lhasa Apso will need around 40 minutes of daily physical exercise. To help with mental stimulation, you may choose to split this into two lots of 20-minute walks. Or even replace one walk with enrichment games around the house.
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How much exercise does a Lhasa Apso puppy need?
When you get your new puppy, you’ll be forgiven for thinking exercising them is the easy part. But actually, making sure they get exactly the right amount is very important at this stage in their lives.
Not getting enough exercise can result in your pup becoming overweight, meaning they’re more prone to health conditions. Too much exercise and it could lead to serious joint and muscle issues further down the line.
How much exercise does a senior Lhasa Apso need?
As a dog gets older, their joints and muscles won’t be as strong as they once were – just like us humans. So it’s important that around your pup’s eighth birthday, you keep an eye out for any signs of slowing down.
There are a couple of ways you can minimize the risk of over-exercising your dog as they get older. Spotting at which point on your walks your dog starts to slow down will help you to know how long walks will need to shorten by.
Also, if you do multiple walks or other types of exercise throughout the day, reducing the number of times you go out the front door could be another option.
Or, you can always get yourself a PitPat Dog Activity Monitor. As your pup gets older we’ll adapt their exercise goal to what they need at this point in their life.
Best types of exercise for a Lhasa Apso
Fetch. You may need to adapt this to accommodate for their size but fetch is a great way to exercise your Lhasa Apso. It can even be played from the comfort of your home. This is a good type of exercise as it also includes a bit of command training.
Tug of War. This is a great game, particularly for those rainy days when your dog has a bit more energy than usual. You can get dog-specific ropes also so it doesn’t fall apart easily and is also less damaging for their teeth.
Agility Training. This is another effective way of introducing command training for your dog. You don’t need a load of equipment or outdoor space either. A way you can do this in your house is by using chair legs as pillars to weave in and out of or to jump on and off from. But do make sure you’ve got some tasty treats so your dog knows they’ve done a good job.
No matter what age your dog is, PitPat is there for you every step of the way. The PitPat Dog Activity Monitor can tell you exactly how much exercise they need and have done. And now we can even tell you how much PitPat Food your dog will need in a day to refuel them for the next one. We got you.