Are you looking to incorporate your dog into your workouts? The following are exciting exercises to try with your dog with fall.
Running outside is a great way to get exercise for you and your pup, especially in the fall, thanks to the crisp temperatures that make running outdoors bearable. Running on uneven surfaces is a great way to challenge yourself, and it’s easier on your dog’s sensitive paws.
Does your serve need some work? Your dog can help with that! Turn it into an exciting game of fetch for your beloved four-legged companion. It’s a good workout and skill practice for you, and it mixes up your dog’s way of playing catch. It’s a win-win all around.
Shake and Lunge
For this exercise to work, your dog needs to know how to shake hands or paws. If they don’t, you can substitute the shake for a belly rub. Go into a backward stepping lunge and when you go down, ask your puppy for a shake. Easy and fun for everyone!
Want to spice up your regular morning walk? Grab your fur baby, run for 30 seconds, then incorporate a strengthening exercise. For example, you can run for 30 seconds, then do some sumo squats. Each time you squat, give your pup a rub or scratch behind the ears. This routine will get them all excited for your morning exercise together.
Wall Sit With Your Dog
There are two versions of this exercise: big dog and small dog.
If you have a large dog, place your back against the wall, then gently lower yourself until your knees are at a 90-degree angle from the floor to your heels. Position your dog in front of you and have them place their paws gently on your legs for added weight.
If you have a small pup, get your body into the same position, then place your furry friend on your lap for extra weight.
Swim With Your Dog
Another exciting exercise to try with your dog is swimming. If you have a pool, have your dog jump in with you. If not, find a body of water nearby that’s dog-friendly, grab your bathing suit, and jump in. Everybody wins! Swimming is fantastic on human and dog joints. It’s also easier on your dog’s paws than running.
Push-Ups With Your Puppy
This exercise is a challenging yet fun twist on regular push-ups. Have your dog jump on your back, then do ten reps.
Please refrain from this exercise if you have a large dog or a bad back.
This workout is a great exercise that gets the whole family involved. Gather everyone together and head to the nearest open field or your backyard for a game of ultimate frisbee. It’s great for working on your hand-eye coordination, and your dog is going to love this new game of catch.
Don’t forget to have a safe, calm space for your furry friend to relax after working out with you. It’s a brilliant idea to consider purchasing a quality bed that’s perfect for your dog. They deserve a place to recover too.
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