Want to lose some weight? Want to become fitter? Want to spend some quality time with Fido?
Want Fido to lose some weight, burn some energy or just become healthier?
Why not combine some exercise, fun and spending time with your favorite pooch at the same time?
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Here are some tips on how you can lose weight with your dog
Walking with your dog to burn calories
Start with some basic walking. This may be the easiest way you and Fido can get some exercise together. All it takes is some time, a pair of good walking shoes, a collar and a leash.
However, don’t think that this will be an easy task. You may find that Fido will begin to push you further than you would ever push yourself. Fido may find many things to stiff and pursue. This is a good thing. This means you will take more steps and burn more calories.
Running with your Dog
Dogs can really enjoy a good run. You and Fid may also enjoy a good run together. Just remember to start out slowly. Both of you needs to build up your muscles and learn how to run together. Begin with a slow pace and a small route.
Build on your pace and the length of your runs as you both improve. Remember, most dogs will tend to want to run in front of you. If your dog begins to start falling behind you that tends to state that he needs a break. When you can’t keep up with your dog, then it signals that it is time for you to take a break, too.
Medium sized dogs that are lean built and have long muzzles such as Border Collies are the perfect type of dogs who may enjoy running.
Dog Yoga (DOGA)
Yes, even dogs haven’t gotten into the yoga trend. You can contact your local pet stores or kennel clubs to see if there are any doga classes in your area.
Doga, of course, is a form of yoga in which master and dog can partake together.
You throw the flying disk and Fido catches it. This is the premise of this game. However, many owners may find that a lot of the time Fido will act all cute and you will actually be the one catching the flying disk. Yet, you will still be getting some exercise out of the game and Fido will have fun watching you.
Yes, you need to exercise and so does your dog. Why not combine the exercise sessions and have a lot of pet bonding time while you are it. You may find that it is the perfect time for shared laughs, smiles, hugs and kisses, too.