Saturday, January 19, 2013
My dog and I recently joined the Dog Scouts of America. As a mixed breed he is excluded from many competitions and I really wanted to have fun training him towards something. I came across Dog Scouts while looking for a dog friendly summer vacation. I found their AMAZING camp and since then we joined, Shol'va (my puppy) became a Cadet Scout, and is currently working towards becoming a Dog Scout.
Just like Boy Scouts the dogs earn badges for things like hiking, swimming, canoeing, biking, etc. Almost all the activities involve being physically active with your dog which is exactly what I need!
I was debating about joining BLC this round, by the time I decided to join my internet went down and I missed registration. Soon after I received an email for the Dog Scout February challenge and I decided to join. Most people choose a miles or minutes goal (can be with or without a dog) but I'm going to do a step goal. Because of the extreme cold and wildlife I will be doing some activities with Shol'va, some without. I took my average sets right now and will be increasing them by about 2000 a day (I'm going an extra mile! :P). I'm going to try to blog daily with my running total of steps.
The challenge begins February 1st and ends the 28th. My goal is 200,000 steps or a little over 7000 per day.
The challenge supports Dog Scouts and helps complete some much needed work at the Dog Scout camp. If you would like to help (even just $1!) you can at www.firstgiving.com/fund
If you are interested in learning more about Dog Scouts and the AMAZING things to bring dog and owner together visit www.dogscouts.org