Swimming is my favorite activity. Golden LOVE it.
As an energetic senior dog, swimming is a terrific outlet.
I’ve shared 3 posts about my previous swim at Splash Dog.
If you missed it, I invite you to check our my posts
Canine Hydrotherapy, Doggy Paddle, and Turn Around Swim.
Fetch Play is one of my favorite swim games.
Most recently, mom has been playing with her Action CAM and was able to capture my swimming under water. Also, since I’ve proven that I am Golden Good in swimming, I was given the permission and freedom to swim freely. I got a new ChuckIt toy too.
SGR FetchPlay n UnderWater SWIM from Golden Woofs on Vimeo.
All Around Golden Good SWIM Time. What do you think?
Swimming has helped me maintain my stamina and provided me to have looser muscles and limber. Golden Perfect for my stair exercise. Since the beach has closed for the season, mom and I are back to our favorite beach steps for our stair exercise. Most recently, mom added a workout accessory, K9FitVest from DogTread.
Stair Excercise with K9FitVest from Golden Woofs on Vimeo.
Did it bother me wearing the K9FitVest? Not at all.
Mom says I was faster than normal. On the video, my mom asked me to slow down as she was climbing up/down the stairs backwards.
Will definitely do a detailed post on the K9FitVest as we plan it to be part of my workout activities.
Swimming is a great compliment to my stair exercise. Both of these activities are featured in Peggy Frezon latest book, The Dieting with my Dog Guide to Weight Loss and Maintenance. We are on pages 68-69 (Climbing Stairs with Your Dog) and 77-79 (Swimming).
The book is available on Amazon. I invite you to check it out.
Lots of Golden L♥VE n Woofs
I am joining FitDog Friday Hop
hosted by SlimDoggy, To Dog With LOVE, and Peggy’s Pet Place.
Paws and Pedals (Scooter and Kate) says
Love the footage underwater sugar. Did mum have to get wet to capture that?? Lots of good links in your blog this week…..
We’re more your running-along-the riverbank type of dogs. Except Bella, she swims.
XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy
Tenacious Little Terrier says
I’m interested in hearing more about the K9fitvest. Unfortunately, they don’t seem to make a size small enough to fit Mr. N.
Super loved the videos. I once modeled a vest like that. Bert’s Vickie has a friend who make vests like that. I also did not mind wearing it and I looked good too. ANd a woo hoo to your mom for the stable action video while going backwards. MOM says she might have gotten sky shots as she was falling backwards. hehehhe
that is some mighty kicking you are doing underwater… wow on moms camera getting those shots..
easy rider says
I would like such a vest too, but I’m a non-swimmer :o) I liked to watch you in the video, wish some one would invite dry water :o) Have a golden friday!
Frankie and Ernie says
Sugar YOU are the Esther Williams of Blogville !!! How did your mom get UNDERWATER pictures of you swimming? That would have Wrecked our mom’s flashy beast… HEY… that might be a GOOD thingy.
Sugar – great footage – you swim like a fish! We love our K9FitVest too – so glad you got one. Us seniors have to stay in good shape too!
You’re such an awesome swimmer!
You are Golden Good in swimming!
Comedy Plus says
You are a fantastic swimmer Sugar. Yes you are.
Have a woof woof day. My best to your mom. 🙂
Sugar, you have such a good mom. 🙂
What a fun post! Don’t know why a dog would need the fit vest? Will be interested to hear what it does for you! Happy Friday!
Sand Spring Chesapeakes says
You are such a good swimmer, wow you are in a fitness book congrats, that is so wonderful.
Madi and Mom says
Sugar you might be a Senior but OMDs you have the bod-ee of a teenager!! Keep up that swimming!!
Hugs madi your bfff
Ruckus the Eskie says
That’s one cozy vest you got there. Is it comfortable?
Diane @ To Dog With Love says
hehe! What Goose said! The underwater camera is way cool. Great videos!
Diane and Rocco
Sugar it was great to see you at the Total Pet Expo – you are great example for Senior Dog Fitness. You look great!
Just remember you don’t need a lot of resistance. Using the vest to help with body awareness is most key for your senior figure!
Goose above! Yes, I was there at Vikki’s trying the vest on you – what a great model you were. I have lots of pictures I will have to post soon.
Swimming looks like fun Sugar…except for the water part!
Wow awesome post! Sugar did a great job swimming.Love the video! 🙂
Idaho PugRanch says
WOW love the underwater video, so cool to watch you swimming!
Bailey, Hazel & Greta
Caren Gittleman says
that’s so cool!! Dakota would never go for that, plus he has too much fur
Molly The Wally says
We don’t like getting our ears wet so we are more of a paddle type of dog and of course pawsome squirrel hunter. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly
Hi Sugar, You should be in the Olympics and on the cover of a magazine-you are a bright and super shining star.
Love your review and the video!!!! Thanks for the recommendation.
Have a great weekend.
Wags, Noreen & Hunter
Awwww, loved the video! You’re looking sharp in that vest!
Murphy & Stanley says
That is a nice vest! You are such a good swimmer I wish me and Stanley could go swimming with you! We like fetching in water too.
Murphy & Stanley
Jan K says
Wow, Sugar you are a FAST swimmer! Loved both videos….you are also quite fast up and down those stairs. No wonder you are such a healthy, fit senior lady!
Brittany and Spencer says
Love the videos! Nice post!
Jackie Bouchard says
You gals are so super fit! You put me and Rita to shame! And you look super stylish in that vest!
Ragdoll mommy says
Hi! I came over from my blog Life With Ragdolls,and I found my way here from Marg’s blog.
And I like your blog! See ya’ soon:-)
2 brown dawgs says
Loved loved loved the water video! I am looking at waterproof cameras only I doubt I will ever get to use it in a pool. You are a very fit doggie Sugar.
Hawk aka BrownDog says
Way to go Sugar!
I love swimming too!
Y’all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog
BJ PUP says
You are a Golden swimmer, no wonder you’re allowed to swim freely. What’s even better is you don’t need to wear your purple PawZ.
Nice vest! Maya likes to swim too. I haven’t taken Pierson yet because the only place he can go swimming is where other dogs are and he doesn’t do well with others.
Pam | Words With Wieners says
Sugar, I could watch you swim all day! You are definitely Golden Good at it! We haven’t tried swimming yet, even though I think it would be excellent exercise for the wiens. Mostly, we just haven’t found a place to go. Maybe we will get a small pool next summer and try it out.
You look sharp going up and down the steps in your K9FitVest! Can’t wait to hear about all its benefits!