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Not Pulling Together

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sometimes Kahlua, our just turned year old Shepherd-lab mix, walks on the leash just like she learned in obedience training. And then sometimes she doesn't. There are times I think I did not burn the calories indicated by the time and mileage because it was dog-assisted. And then sometimes I think it ought to count for strength training because I'm the one doing the pulling!

Overall I recognize that she has made progress, even if it has not been consistent. We'll keep at it.

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    No wonder you started running! LOL Kahlua wants to run too! Seriously, once the weather gets a little cooler, she'll be a perfect running buddy.
    2913 days ago
    I like WILD4STARS AND _LINDA's take on it - run Marsha run!
    2914 days ago
  • JOHAL52
    Right now just about the only exercise I am getting relates either to Mitzi the dog or hefting the 13 pound granddaughter around! Hmmmm--idea for a blog :)
    2914 days ago
    I love my dog workouts and sometimes wonder if I can add weight lifting to my yoga if there is a giant poodle sitting on me.

    Kahlua, honey, you have to stop pulling on the leash, though.

    2914 days ago
    Love the idea of a dog-assisted walk option on the Fitness tracker!!

    2914 days ago
  • _LINDA
    wild4stars may have something there!! Maybe she is your new interval training coach!!! LOL. A well trained dog is always a bonus, but you do have to work at it and be consistent with it, both you and hubby if he walks her too. Bendix would walk on a leash, but we couldn't get him out of the habit of bolting after anything he saw that he wanted to chase :( I think poor Angus's arms grew longer as a result of all the bolting poor Bendix did LOL.
    Good luck with her!
    2915 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    We trained our furbabies to walk beside us without a leash, even with it on, we only have to say beside me to keep them from pulling. Makes life a lot easier-hold a treat she likes to train her to stay by your side and reward every so often until she will walk at your side, with or without a leash.
    Always great for a good workout with a pooch!
    2915 days ago
    When she pulls, she's wanting you to run !!
    2915 days ago
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