Whipping winds, snow covered grass, and below freezing temps give us a handful of excuses to neglect our on-going efforts to make a lifestyle change and get into shape. Let’s face it, if we can’t get our butts into gear and get fit, what chance do our dogs have of avoiding those winter pounds?
I’ve noticed that my dog thrives on routine. Because he is accustomed to an owner that can’t sit still, he has lived a highly active lifestyle for most of his life. When I come home after a long day and just want to sit around and stay out of the cold, he is quick to get my attention with those eager eyes and remind me that there isn’t time for laziness in our schedule. You can transform your dog into a great workout partner that holds you accountable as well if you turn healthy activities into a routine habit.
Consult both your physician and your dog’s vet to further discuss what kind of fitness would be suitable for you and your workout partner. Check your local community web page to see what active dog events are offered near you. Browse our selection of cool dog fitness gear for an extra boost to get your dog out of the house.
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