Working Out With Your Dog – Tips & Tricks

Working Out With Your Dog – Tips & Tricks

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 in Exercises For You And Dog, Workout With Dog |

Recreation is very important for you as well as for your dog, if you have one you know that daily walks are mandatory but sometimes it isn’t enough for you or your hyperactive pet. This is the moment when your pet becomes your training buddy, and dogs are perfect for that role. They will never cancel on you, and they will always be ready to go and have fun with you. Regardless the size and breed of your dog, you can always find appropriate exercises for both of you. Here are some of the things you can try with your dog.

  1. Running or jogging is the best way to start training with your dog, and it won’t take him long to adapt to the fact that you are now training buddies. After the first few times, your dog will be standing at the front door waiting for you to get ready and start running, and he won’t let you give up until your usual route is finished. Even though puppies really are fantastic running companions be sure to stay at home when it’s too hot outside, and remember to take shorter routes if you own a flat-faced breed because too much running can cause breathing problems for them.
  2. Stand-up or knee paddling is a great way to have some recreation with your buddy at the lake. Exercising your abs and enjoying the nature at the same time while hanging out and bonding with your pet, sounds fun right? Reserve your first day for relaxation and teaching your dog to swim unless he is a natural swimmer and if he is you can even play fetch with his favorite toy.
  3. Rollerblading or cycling can be kind of interesting for your pet and awesome for exercising your muscles. If your dog is anxious, aggressive or has a ton of unused energy, cycling is a perfect activity for you, you get to relax and exercise your leg muscles while your dog is burning all the unnecessary energy. If you have to use a leash, instead of holding it with your hands, you can use a device for your bike specially designed for that purpose. Rollerblading can be fun but only if you are an expert in rollerblading, be sure to escape from traffic and crowded places.
  4. Dog yoga, also known as Doga is focused on exercising your body, but it can be a pretty entertaining experience for your dog too. Doga poses for your pet are something similar to their morning stretches, and it is in fact imitation of your movements. However, it is an excellent opportunity to bond with your dog and spend more time with him.
  5. Work-outs in the park. If you are a fan of nature and parks, the best way for you to exercise is undoubtedly playing fetch with your training buddy. When you throw your dog’s favorite toy, do a few exercises such as squats, arm circles or windmills. Both of you would feel exhausted at the end of your training session.

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Pets and Recreation

Pets and Recreation

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 in Exercises For You And Dog |

Recreation is crucial for everyone, if we want to be healthy and fit we have to be active. The same goes for any living creature, including your pets. Dogs make the best training buddies, but if you are proud owner of a reptile pet check out this reptile website called Raising Bearded Dragons  and you will find appropriate exercises for you two as well. Running and walking can be pretty boring and tiresome if you do it on your own, that is why you can exercise along with your dog.  Dogs often become a part of your family and your best friend, and what is better than exercising with your best friend. Depending on the breed and age, your pet recreation needs can be higher or lower if you have a Chihuahua, half an hour worth of sport will be enough daily activity for but larger breeds need more recreation. Anyhow, you can use physical activity always whether it was half an hour, two hours or more.

If you decide to exercise with your dog, you have to keep in mind that your needs aren’t the same as your pets. Pay attention to your pet’s behavior, breathing and make sure there is always some fresh water in the nearby. Be sure to start slowly, wait for your dog to get used to exercising and then gradually make training harder. Walking or hiking with your dog is the best way to start exercising. You will have time to bond with your dog and discover it’s recreation needs, running is a little more tiresome, but if your dog is an active and energetic animal, you are good to go. Each of this activities you can do by yourself if your dog is too tired, but if you love bonding and spending time with your dog more than exercising, you can always try Flyball or even Herding Competitions.

Running with your dog can be complicated if you have to keep him on a leash. Off-leash running can be a problem if you are running in a populated place and your dog doesn’t respond to your call that well. Hands-free leashes are the best possible solution. Be sure you the neither weather nor asphalt aren’t too hot when you’re running with your dog.

Cycling with your dog can be fun, but you have to understand not all dogs are in for that thrill, some are just too weak or uninterested in doing it. The trick is to start slow, keep your dog on the leash and ride as slow as possible until your dog gets used to your bike.

Swimming is a great alternative to running if the weather is too hot, again, not all dogs like swimming and water so you have to respect your pet’s desires. If your dog doesn’t know how to swim, you can teach him in shallow water and then you can move the party to the pool. If you decide to play Fetch at the same time even better, it will make your dog happier and healthier, and your bond will be unbreakable.

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