If your dog is gaining weight, it might be a sign they need more exercise. Increased physical activity can help manage their weight.
Destructive behavior often stems from lack of exercise. Dogs, especially high-energy breeds, can become bored and frustrated, scratching, or digging.
Dogs lacking in physical and mental stimulation may become withdrawn. However, this can also be a sign of illness, so consult your vet if you notice this symptom.
Hyperactive dogs or those with poor manners often lack exercise. These dogs have so much energy that if not used productively, it can lead to naughtiness.
Restless dogs that bark or whine a lot often need more exercise. Regular outdoor play periods can often cure this behavior issue.
A sedentary lifestyle can lead to muscle loss and stiff joints, especially in older dogs. Daily exercise helps maintain muscle tone and keeps tendons and ligaments loose.
Consider playing ball or Frisbee, finding a safe swimming area, visiting a dog park, or enrolling them in a doggie daycare program.