Dogs, similar to humans, need a lot of exercise to have a healthy and happy life. If you are a dog owner, you have to ensure that your furry friend works out often and in a proper way, without experiencing any injury, and having a healthy life. Here are some of the top workouts that can keep you as well as your dog active, and can be performed by the two of you with your pet to keep you both active and moving this year.
Hiking can be great for you, as well as your dog. Both of you can benefit from hiking in the fresh air outside, and getting a lot of Vitamin D from the sun. Remember to pack all the essentials, before going out. Dogs need enough food and water to stay energetic, just like humans, during journeys. Thus, you need to pack a bowl, a dish and some food and water.
Not all dogs can swim, and a few pups actually dislike swimming or find it tough to swim. But if yours loves to swim, going for a few laps together can be a wonderful idea. This is a low-impact exercise that can aid in muscle building for you, and exert less stress on your skeletal system and joints as compared to other workouts. This can be a particularly useful workout for pups or dogs suffering from old injuries.
This is among the most stylish workouts for dogs and dog owners today. Yoga for dogs, also referred to as Doga focuses on gentle dog massage, meditation and stretching. This is a fun way to be fitter, and can also aid owners in bonding better with the dogs.
You can make your dog perform Doga with the help of various instructional videos that teach Downward Dog, Seated Bridge, Heart and Hound, Forward Bend and other poses, and perform the same yourself. You may also attend any of the Doga classes offered in your city. More and more cities across the world have yoga studios offering Doga classes as well.
This can be very useful for improving your agility. Both of you will love to enjoy practicing an obstacle course. Add in various obstacles, such as climbing, jumping, sprinting and jogging. You may even customize the whole obstacle course, and make it friendlier for you, by adding human-friendly exercise options at every stop. For instance, as your dog fetches a ball, you may do a round of few push-ups.
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