Thursday, March 14, 2013

Weekend Challenge: Exercise With Your Dog!

As you may know, I'm a fan of Gretchen Rubin's Happiness Project and in her post the other day she discussed one of her Secrets of Adulthood:  Doing a Little Work Makes Goofing Off More Fun.

This made me think about how dog trainers always recommend incorporating a few minutes of training with play time. It's easier to keep their attention on training if you reward them with play-time... all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy!

Exercise, for most people, is the same ~ all work and no play. And that's why most people just stop exercising altogether. So this weekend, I want you to get outside with your dog and incorporate some exercise with your play. I'm betting that if you exercise with your dog, you'll have fun and won't even notice that you're getting a workout too!

Here are links to some sites that will give you inspiration:
Exercise With Your Dog
Daily Treat Blog
Caesar's Way ~ (indoor exercise tips for crappy weather days)

Always make sure you warm-up first and have some healthy treats handy to reward your dog. You'll feel great growing the bond between you and your dog!

Balance Beam Tree!