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How much exercise does my Boston Terrier need?

Are you looking for a charming, lively companion who keeps you entertained? The Boston Terrier might be the perfect breed for you. With their distinctive tuxedo-like coat and friendly personality, these small dogs have captured the hearts of many dog lovers. But how much exercise does a Boston Terrier need?

How much exercise does an adult Boston Terrier need?

Despite their compact size, Boston Terriers have moderate exercise needs of approximately 50 minutes per day. Like any breed, Boston Terriers benefit from exercising throughout the day, so consider splitting their exercise over a couple of walks. And remember, play counts as exercise too, so find ways to fit some fun and games into their routine. Of course, every dog is different, so to get a more accurate picture of their needs, download the free PitPat app. That way, we can give you an exercise goal tailored to your dog’s breed, weight and age.

How much exercise does a Boston Terrier puppy need?

You won’t be surprised to learn that Boston Terrier puppies need less exercise than adults. This is because their bodies are still growing during their early months, and their bones are much more delicate. So avoiding excessive activity that could strain their developing joints is important. Focus on short, gentle play sessions and brief walks that can gradually increase as they grow. The general rule is to exercise them for 5 minutes for every month of their age.

Of course, keeping track of all their zoomies can be challenging, and you might be worried about them overdoing it. That’s where PitPat comes in. By putting a PitPat Dog GPS Tracker or a PitPat Dog Activity Monitor on their collar, you can track all the walking, running and playing they do daily to ensure you’re getting the balance right. PitPat GPS also has location tracking, which is perfect for when you start practising their recall.

How much exercise does a senior Boston Terrier need?

When your Boston Terrier reaches their golden years, their energy levels will naturally start to decrease, and they’ll require less exercise. Observing your dog and adjusting their exercise needs is essential – if you’ve got a PitPat, we’ll do that for you! Shorter, more leisurely walks or gentle indoor games can still provide physical and mental stimulation while being easier on their ageing bodies. 

What are the best types of exercise for a Boston Terrier?

Walkies will always be a firm favourite with your pup and are an excellent way for them to socialise with other dogs, but they aren’t the only option when exercising your Boston Terrier. Why not give some of these ideas a try?

Agility. Boston Terriers can excel at dog sports like agility. You can easily set up an agility course at home or consider joining a local agility club.

Tug games. You’d be amazed at how much energy your dog uses in a game of tug. And you can even incorporate commands to get some training in too.

Scent games. This is a fantastic way to enrich your dog’s day and is easy to set up. Hide treats or toys around your home and let your dog seek them out. 

Boston Terriers are active and playful, so however you decide to exercise them, you know you’ll have a good time. And if you add PitPat into the mix, you’ll be having a good time and getting the insights into your dog’s day that you need to keep them happy and healthy.

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