Do you ever feel guilty that you do not spend more time with your dog? That is something that you can easily fix by making your pet your new workout buddy.
For one, they will never cancel at the last minute and will surely always be glad to go for a run without any complaints. You do not just spend time together you also get to exercise and be fit together. Isn’t that fun?
To help you we have listed some of the easiest and fun exercises that you can do with your dog.
Dogs are habit forming creatures. Once they have established the routine of a daily run, they will always look forward to it. Even if you don’t feel like going out on your lazy days, you just might get excited when you see them waiting on you with a wagging tail.
Now, some dogs just have so much energy you might find yourself panting at the rate of how they are running. Try cycling to keep up with their energy. It is a great form of exercise as it could use up to 500 calories and could help tone your muscles. You might also want to use a big outdoor exercise equipment such as an elliptical bike.
To exercise your core, you can consider rollerblading with your fur baby, only if you’re an expert. Rollerblading can get tricky with a dog and the whole thing can turn into a disaster.
4. Stair Running
Running the stairs can help you tone your body better. It is also a good cardio exercise as it can immediately increase your heart rate. It can work your hip, thigh, and leg muscles and help tone your abs and core.
On top of all that your dog will also enjoy doing stair exercise as it can burn a lot of energy.
Who said you only have to stand there while waiting for your dog to come back with the ball? You can do some crunches, or curl ups, or twists and stretches. You can also up the good old fetch by racing your dog to the ball. It can be fun for the both of you and a good way to use those calories.
The list can go on and on as there are countless things that you can do with your dog but you can start with these. You may also share with us some of the fun things that you do with your dogs in the comments below.