We live in the country & my Schnauzers have a large lawn to romp on, so they exercise themselves. We sometimes take them out on a walking trail in the town near us. They have to have their harness on for the leash & they really don't like it. When I put their harness on, they pout. I do get a good workout on the trail because I usually have Molly & she is just go, go, go. Anna is a little heavier & not as fast, so she walks with my husband. I am my own motivator, but now I am able to go out on the trail & walk without any problems, and Molly likes that !!
Jennifer understands that walking on the treadmill can be done outside too, and feels cheated if I do my walk on it. She brings me my shoes, drops them by the treadmill, sings to me and makes other very strange noises while I'm walking. When we walk outside, she's a powerhouse of energy. Most places right around home, I don't have her on a leash (like the woods) and she leaps and runs ahead, then comes back to make sure I'm still coming along, then takes off again, sometimes bringing me "gifts"; like antlers that deer have shed. (and sometimes other parts I'd rather not know about)
Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow. Mary Anne Radmacher
Sorry this is late. I have a wedding tonight that is Chinese themed and when I put on my dress it didn't fit - TOO BIG! So we ran to Chinatown so I could be properly dressed.
So let's talk motivation. Does your dog motivate you? How?
Tazzy is my fuzzy personal trainer. When we are walking the trail (where I do my cardio) if I try to slow down too much she will bark and whine until I pick up the pace. She also watches me while I do my ST.
Gypsy walks with my son each day, she needs to go slow as she in a 6 (almost 7) yr old lad/dane. She does however keep me on schedule. She gets made if I'm not on time with meals and exercise. It's like the dog can tell time.
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