I admire people who can complete a hectic day at the office, then hit the gym to exercise for an hour. For me, the perfect end to a busy day involves snuggling on the bed with Myko. Not only is it healthy for us to exercise but also for our pets.

I know from experience that a tired dog truly is a well-behaved dog. Neglecting those twice-daily walks or daycare will lead to mischief in your home. Out of sheer boredom, doggies choose naughty activities that include — but are not limited to — chewing shoes, shredding dog beds and redecorating your bedroom with toilet paper.

When you have a bored dog, that’s when you start having trouble; they get destructive.” It’s good to keep that energy burned.

A tired dog also tends to be a bit healthier. Unfortunately, pets have packed on the pounds right along with their human companions. More than half of the cats and dogs in this country are overweight or obese, according to a study by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP). That extra girth carries an increased risk for diabetes, heart disease and several other pricey health issues no longer reserved for humans.

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