Dogs can actually be the best known workout partners. This is because they will never say that they do not want to go up the hills with you, or even cancel a workout activity you had planned to do. They are always loyal to you, following you out every time you step out of the door. Research shows that the energy your dog has is actually contagious, and it will help you work out better, burning more calories than when you would have done the work out alone. These work outs are actually very important to the pet dog too, as it builds its strength, and also create a better bond between the two of you. Here are some activities you can engage in.
Dogs are recognized as creatures of habit, so they will definitely help when it comes to going for the weekly mileage. Once your dog gets the routine of your morning run, research shows that they will never fail you, no matter the climate you wake up to. The dog will actually motivate you when you not in the mood to go for your run.You should not even worry if your dog is small in size. Those small breeds are the known to have the most energy compared to the bigger breeds. However, observe the heat and the humidity of the day. Dogs do not sweat like humans, so be careful with them. Some breeds like the Boston terriers should go for short runs not exceeding five miles.
If your dog is somehow exuberant on the walks, and may be worried that they might pull your arm off, then you can bring them to be your company when you are cycling. Biking is a lot of fun if your dog has a lot of energy. The dog will motivate you in your cycling, enabling you to burn a lot of calories while at it, and also toning your leg muscles. While cycling in the company of your pet dog, you will have killed two birds with one stone! If your dog is anxious or may be aggressive, exercising will change that behavior. Lack of work out for dogs can actually result to those behavioral changes.
Dog yoga is an ancient practice, and your pet dog will actually enjoy it. The yoga is actually very natural for the dogs. While at it, you will strengthen the bond you have while still exercising. While in the Yoga class, your dog will have a massage which is very beneficial in checking for any abnormal lumps under the dog’s skin.
While you are out in the field with your pet, throw a ball and your dog will actually go after it. While your pet goes to retrieve the ball, you don’t have to stand there waiting. You can engage in some exercise, like muscle tonic, until the both of you have exercised enough. You can still throw the ball and race after your pet. The idea here is to make sure you leave the field completely worn out.
Did you know that dogs can actually enjoy playing football? Some dogs, especially the herding breeds like the Australian Shepherds enjoy playing this game. Get a good style of pet ball, which is resistant to sharp teeth, and train your dog in the game. Believe it or not, your dog will love the game once they know how to kick the ball. However, if your dog doesn’t like the game, you can still get other toys, and try engaging your dog. You can play hide and seek. While at it, set your mind in to a kid mood, and you will both enjoy the game as you exercise.