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Exercising with Your Dog

Pets Can Help Improve Your Health & Fitness

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Good article. Report
Nothing for cats? Report
my Beagle loves to walk, he's the BEST and dogs are the best! Report
Dogs are wonderful friends for so many reason. This is just one of the many. Report
Since Bella joined us I walk rain, snow or sun 2 x daily approx 10km total (around 6 miles). Often my wife joins us and we do a forest walk with lots of hills. 5km takes about 45 mins allowing for pee stops - for her not me!
Often we mix in a little running or sometimes a lot if it is a nice fresh morning or evening.
Definitely agree with this article. Besides I talk to her and she doesn’t talk back! Report
Since Bella joined us I walk rain, snow or sun 2 x daily approx 10km total (around 6 miles). Often my wife joins us and we do a forest walk with lots of hills. 5km takes about 45 mins allowing for pee stops - for her not me!
Often we mix in a little running or sometimes a lot if it is a nice fresh morning or evening.
Definitely agree with this article. Besides I talk to her and she doesn’t talk back! Report
BONDMANUS2002
great Report
Local animal shelters are always looking for people to walk dogs! When I was living in an apartment and could not have pets, I would regularly go to the local Humane Society shelter and go for walks or runs with dogs. The dogs all loved it! I was finally able to adopt one of them. So, contact a shelter near you and see if they have dog-walking programs or events. Report
My dog passed away in March and we won't be getting another one because we're away from home too much. When exercising with a dog, make sure it's one who actually likes to take walks. Pugs can't go far and aren't the best to "exercise" with. Report
Wish I had aDog Report
I love having my dog along when I exercise- we both benefit. Report
I read the exercise list in March and got our Dorkie in April. Sophie is just 6.5lbs. She makes us laugh and I must take her for a walk usually around 11 am and then again after supper. She follows me around the house and sits in the window to watch the children going and leaving school. A wonderful companion for hubby and I. Great suggestion for exercise. Report
KRUTH1956
I have two pups--Emmett, an English Shepherd who is just over a year old (and fairly high strung, so we HAVE to keep him tired!) and Lucy, a 5 month old Lab mix (1/8 pit-bull). They LOVE their walks, though they don't like having their walking harnesses or leashes put on. LOL. Once they are ready they are SO happy.
Unfortunately, since I don't drive, we are limited to our self-contained semi-rural area but we try to get to town on the weekends when my son in home. Report
We adopted Cora in May and I've been amazed at how much more I walk. She gets about a 20 - 30 mins walk each morning and several more during the day. I haven't changed anything in my prior workout routine; just added the walks.

Love it! Although I have to admit, I'm not looking forward to that morning walk in the snow and freezing temps :( Report

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