There are a few reasons why you might not be able to exercise your dog outdoors the most obvious one is the weather (it’s either too cold, too hot, or too rainy.
If you are wondering what else you can do apart from walking your dog when the outdoors isn’t an option or isn’t ideal, you’re in the right place!
Apart from the weather, there might be other things that prevent you from stepping out, such as:
Recovering from an illness or surgery.
A family member is sick at home and shouldn’t be left alone (your kid for example).
It’s just been a very busy day at work and you are simply exhausted.
Or other restrictive factors not within your control.
Feeling regret or even guilt at not being able to walk your dog is not something you should beat yourself up for!
You naturally want the best for your pooch and the daily walk routine is a big part of that care.
The good news is that you can still exercise your pooch indoors/at home and still have some fun whilst you are at it! It’s a win-win even though your dog is likely to show their displeasure at not getting out for the daily routine.
Playing with your dog and training her is a great way to keep your furry friend mentally and physically stimulated.
+Apart from spending quality time together, it is a great opportunity to reinforce basic obedience, practice commands, and strengthen the bond you share.
Sometimes, you just can’t or don’t have time to go for a walk, and that’s fine as long as you can spend some time playing with your pooch.