It’s almost that time of the year where you set goals for the New Year.
Plan to include your dog in your New Years Health Goals.
Your DOG is the Best Workout Buddy.
Working out with your dog is beneficial for both of you.
Take advantage of the bonding opportunity you create when exercising with your dog.
It strengthens your relationship with your dog and makes exercising more FUN.
4 Key Points To Achieve Your New Year’s Health Goals With Your Dog
1) Make sure to make Realistic Health Goals, keeping in mind your dog’s capabilities.
2) Commitment is an important key. Make sure to set-up a Routine that you can follow. Keep in mind working out with your dog is an All Season Commitment.
3) Tailor Appropriate Engaging exercises.
4) Make it FUN! Make your workout with your dog an Adventure.
A Well Exercised Dog is a Happy Dog.
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A huge reason I adopted Beamer was so that I would have a workout buddy. Instead, I got a nap partner.
I definitely plan on being more active with my partner in crime!
I wish Shiver enjoyed walking more. He just hates it though, and I use that as an excuse not to make him go. Chico loves it! Shiver also hates to be left alone, so Chico doesn’t get to go very often.
retro rover says
Great pictures! What an incentive to get moving
You had a good enjoying walk 🙂
Hailey and Zaphod says
Lady said the reason she went from small dogs to bigger dogs like us was to have a walking buddy. Her little dogs couldn’t go as far. We need long walks daily (ok, except for last week when it was -20 F every day), so we help keep her in shape. Lee and Phod
Oz the Terrier says
Exercising together is not only good but it is FUN! I love all your photos, Sugar…you are always so beautiful and happy. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday and a healthy and happy New Year.
Sage advise, Sugar!
Cattle Aussies~Bella, Terra, & Kronos says
Great tips and you are so right that a well exercised dog is a happy dog! <3
You look so fancy in your coat! Bailie and I are going to try some nosework and tracking starting in Jan, should be a ton of fun for us scent hounds!
easy rider says
I agree, exercising and long or very loooong walks are great. We plan to lose some weight together :o) have a great friday!
Great suggestions Sugar and wise dogs would take your advice given how fit and healthy you are! Hope you join our Resolve to Move Your Mutt Blog Hop to share your NewYear’s Resolutions!
Kat N Collies says
I can never get enough of your wonderful pictures! And we agree, fitness should be a goal for all dogs! (and their owners!)
Molly The Wally says
Have a fabulous Friday and you sure are a shinning example of a fit dog Sugar.
Best wishes Molly
Frankie and Ernie says
You look SUPER in your Warm Coat and your boots. We KNOW you wear them all the time butt they MUST help keep your paws WARM in the winter.
MERRY CHRISTMAS to all of you!!!
Two French Bulldogs says
Most importantly, make it fun!
Sand Spring Chesapeakes says
A well exercised Gambler is a sleepy non destructive Gambler. Great post Sugar.
The Stately Hound says
I just love that photo of you in the snow Sugar!
Happy Solstice!! 😉
Walking Rose. Something which I have not been too faithful with lately. I really should start up again!! ;op
–Raelyn and Rose
Hawk aka BrownDog says
Great fitness! You’re lookin’ great!
Y’all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog
Murray's Mouth says
Ann Paws says
Very nice tips Sugar! I’m probably going to exercise more next year. I already started some this month. I don’t need to lose weight, but am hoping that if I gain some muscles maybe I can gain some that way. I’ll probably try to walk more often with Shiner too, when I can.
2 brown dawgs says
Great ideas Sugar!
Sarah and Lola says
While I don’t really do new year resolutions…I do strongly support exercising with your dog!! We love taking Lola with us on hikes and runs and she loves it just as much!
Now, I have to try those little boots you have on – those look like they may work better than what we’ve tried 🙂