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Exercising with Your Dog

Pets Can Help Improve Your Health & Fitness

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  • I have always credited my weight-loss to my brothers dog. She is my walking and jogging partner. - 8/8/2016 9:31:08 PM
  • I take my border collie for a walk almost everyday. At our turnaround point there's a river and I let him swim. He swims around in circles and drinks as he swims, then gets out and is all refreshed and ready to walk home. :) - 8/8/2016 12:51:37 PM
  • LOULOUWLG403
    My Son has a Korean dog, He is just the best dog ever! He's been trained, His only problem He is a licker, but if you tell Him down, He'll quit! I just love Him! I have no animals, but I love cats. I may get one or the other! Have a Tremendous & Blessed
    Tuesday! - 3/22/2016 2:34:06 PM
  • WOOFERCOALBOY
    Waaaah! Want, can't have. - 9/22/2015 5:59:55 PM
  • Titan , my adorable Yorkie has traveled many miles with me.
    My best walking buddy. Always ready. unless it's too wet.
    We did some rain and snow walking one year, working on a streak. he stuck with me.
    But the next rainy season, he wanted nothing to do with rain.
    In case you wondered he has rain gear and if it was too wet or snowy I would carry him in his carrier , one that's like a baby carrier, strapped to my chest.
    Good thing he's 7 lbs.
    He encourages me to get out and walk when I'm not really up to it.
    It might be a short one. but some better than nothing.
    Spark on.
    Tisha - 6/22/2015 10:48:23 AM
  • JANETEMILY
    I rescued my Lab Mix, from the Humane Society in August 2012. Since then, we have walked almost every day. She loves to walk, and gets very sad if she thinks we will miss a day! The only days we have skipped were days it was too icy to be safe! Together, we have logged almost 2000 miles! - 4/14/2015 5:57:04 AM
  • we have 3, but they don't really need walking. They have a fenced yard, a dog door, and each other to chase all day (and they do!)

    I walk a friend's dog after work several days a week. Many days I'd just go home if I didn't know she was down the street, waiting for her long walk. Thanks to that dog, I exercise after work every day! - 4/13/2015 8:20:24 PM
  • So very true. Our dog loves to walk with me. If anyone says the word "walk" in a sentence, they better be prepared to go out the door, because she'll go in circles!! I just love her. The most inspiration I have around me all the time!! - 3/16/2015 11:24:17 AM
  • If you really want exercise walking a dog, try a black lab/husky mix. I didn't take her for a walk, she took me for a run! - 10/31/2014 11:59:10 AM
  • I so wish that I was not allergic to animals. I always had dogs as well as cats. Now I feel like I'm doomed to live on 2-3 allergy pills a day. When the DR. told me that I thought he was crazy. Well I outlived my dog and I am pretty sure that one of my cats is banking on out living me. LOL! Dogs are such great fun for exercising. I really loved my boxer, my lab and golden retriever. - 7/12/2014 9:19:54 PM
  • I've only owned dogs when I have lived in houses with large, fenced yards, so I've never *needed* to take my dogs for walks. Then I started taking the two dogs I have now for walks about a month ago, mainly because they would cry and wait for me by the gate when I started going on walks myself as part of my overall lifestyle revamp.

    Man! Talk about a difference! The enthusiasm the pups have when they realize we're going for a walk is the best possible positive reinforcement I could ask for. It transforms "boring excercise" into "a wonderful adventure and bonding experience".

    I couldn't ask for better work-out partners, or a better way to stay motivated!
    - 7/10/2014 4:32:47 PM
  • I have been walking my various dogs for the last 30 years, usually around 3 times a day. I am now on my third dog that I have been taking for regular walks, every single day, rain or shine! I crocheted my current dog a few sweaters since his fur is thin so he won't get cold in the winter, and when we walk and he gets tired I carry him (he weighs less than 15 pounds) so I get an upper body workout sometimes too! We take one long walk in the morning, another long walk in the afternoon, and a short one at night. I wouldn't know what to do with myself if I couldn't walk my dog - it helps with the arthritis in my hip! At night I bring a small flashlight with! - 10/7/2013 12:56:25 PM
  • my dog and I are usually out 3 times a day during the week, more often and/or longer walks on the weekends. we've tried jogging together but its not always workable as he tends to cross in front of me and at 90ish pounds and his back at the height of my mid-thigh it can get a little hairy!
    btw he has very short hair, being a greyhound mix, and doesn't do so well in the heat... - 7/19/2013 9:16:13 AM
  • My little buddy runs with me every day. Lately we've been very happy to discover people who run their sprinklers early in the morning for him to cool off in. - 7/18/2013 10:01:15 AM
  • I LOVE walking my dogs and enjoy my walks more if I have my dog with me. Since I love walking with dogs so much when I was looking to adopt a new friend I looked for a sturdy medium size dog that will enjoy walking with me and he really does! I don't walk in bad weather.... but I'm waiting on my treadmill to come and I want to teach my doggie to walk on the treadmill too! - 1/13/2013 10:30:35 PM

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