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Find Out How Much Exercise Your Corgi Needs to Stay Healthy

Find Out How Much Exercise Your Corgi Needs to Stay Healthy

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Last Updated on February 1, 2023 by May Jones

Have you ever wondered how much exercise corgis need to stay healthy? Corgis are known for their energetic personalities and strong herding instincts, but the truth is that all dogs are different, even if they are the same breed.

This means that even if two corgis look the same, they might have different needs for how much exercise they need.

But while each corgi may have different exercise requirements, it’s important to remember that all dogs definitely need a minimum amount of physical activity and mental stimulation to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Regular exercise helps keep your corgi’s body in top condition, promotes a healthy weight, and reduces the risk of behavior problems.

Mental stimulation is equally important, which helps prevent boredom and reduces the chance of destructive behavior.

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So how much exercise does your corgi need?

The answer is that it depends on the individual dog. If you have a very energetic corgi, and are asking yourself if your corgi will ever calm down, keep reading to learn how I assess my corgi’s exercise needs. I will also share how provide her with the right amount of physical activity and mental stimulation for a healthy, happy life, which also helped me in keeping her separation anxiety at bay.

The daily routine of my corgi

Here’s what my corgi’s exercise routine looks like when I work from home. Please note that my corgi doesn’t get along well with most other dogs, so I try to make up for the enrichment she’s missing out on by not being able to run around and play in dog parks.

When I don’t work from home, I skip the lunch and afternoon sessions, as my corgi goes to work with me and gets plenty of physical activity and mental stimulation by spending the day with me outside the house.

Corgi Exercise Morning Routine

I take my corgi for a 15-30 minute walk in the morning. Keep in mind that puppies may need shorter walks, depending on their age.

A big part of exercising my corgi is how I feed her. I make her work for the food rather than feeding out of a bowl, which contributes to mental stimulation, which helps tire her out.

So, in the past, when I was still teaching her how to walk on a loose leash, and how I want her to behave in public (aka keeping that strong prey drive under control), I fed her breakfast for making good choices during our walk.

Now that she’s trained, I hide her food around the house after our walk. So, rather than eating out of a bowl, she has to use her nose to find her food, which helps in making her tired.

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Corgi Exercise Lunch Break

My corgi gets a short lunch break, which can be one of the below:

  • a short play session, or
  • a short training session, or
  • a short walk

Corgi Exercise Afternoon / Evening

I make her work for her food again, and sometimes I’ll also take her on another short walk.

Working for her food in the evening often involves food toys such as a Kong or some other puzzle feeder, for example a snuffle mat. This helps tire her out and keeps her from getting bored.

I hope this article was helpful in understanding how much exercise corgis need and what kind of routine you can put into place for them. Remember, no two dogs are the same, so it’s important to assess your individual dog’s needs and make sure they are getting enough physical activity and mental stimulation each day. Doing this will ensure a healthy and happy lifestyle for your pup 🙂

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