10 ways to workout with your dog
Dogs are "man's best friend" for a reason! Apart from making our lives more awesome, dogs can also help to keep us fit and healthy. Dogs won't cancel on you last minute, or complain about that hill you want to run up. Even if you just want to ordinary "walk" you dog, this is already a good exercise that helps you to keep more fit and healthy. Nevertheless, there are loads of other activities you can do together with you furry friend:
You might have already noticed: some dogs love soccer as much as you do! Especially herding breeds like Australian Shepherds and Border Collies are known for their love to Soccer.
Buy a dog friendly soccer-style ball in your next pet store and game on with your dog! It will get both of your heart rates up while dribbling and racing for the ball.
If you are an expert in rollerblading or inline skating: go for it! This is a great exercise to burn off your dogs energy. While being on rolls, this is also a great exercise for you: it will improve your physical fitness and help you to build muscles especially in your upper legs, buttocks, hips and lower back muscle. In addition, you will also improve your balance.
4. Stand-up paddleboarding
While you get a killer workout, your dog can ride on the nose of your board. It will help your dog also to balance.
If you're struggling to balance the board, try to paddle on your knees.
Odds are that both of you will go for a swim during this experience. We recommend to buy your furry pal a life west. Through this, you can lift him back to the board easier.
Do you have a very active dog? Then cycling is the best exercise for you: you will get an amazing workout and your dog can out run all of his energy.
Biking can also help your dog with any behavioural issues. Most of the times, these issues are linked for not getting enough exercise!
What are you waiting for? Grab your bike, your dog and let's go!
What, if I don't have a dog?
Don't worry, if you don't have a dog, but want to workout with one, just call your local animal shelter. These organisations are always looking for volunteers to go out with their dogs for walks, runs or other exercises. Even more important, while you spend time with the dog, you automaticly train him and improve his chances of finding a new home!