Near South Beach and Port and Leighton Beaches there are wonderful beaches where dogs can exercise. At most times of the day, dogs of all shapes and sizes, and their often matching owners and exercisers, can be found exercising up and down the beaches. If you happen to be a dog-less walker or swimmer who strays into these dog beach areas, you need to be on guard not to be knocked over by the more rambunctious of our canine friends.
Taking your dog to the beach is not of course the only way to exercise your dog, as good as it is. There is also running, hiking, catch and frisbee games, and agility sports.
According to our New Zealand friends at Your Dog Adviser, it seems –
*running is best for large hunting/work breeds such as huskies, Weimaraners and Border Collies (they are naturally suited to running, as they have longer legs, great stamina, and the proper snout length to make heavy breathing easier);