Dog owners don’t have to be told twice: having a pup is a workout. It’s no surprise then that dog owners are statistically more healthy than non-dog-owners and are more likely to work out. We’re out of the house more and walk every day.
Labradors owners are often known to be especially active, caring for a breed that is well-known for being fit.
If you’re already squeezing in physical activity with your pet most of the time, consider creating a fitness routine out of your daily dog walks. According to experts, there are a number of ways you and your dog can get fit together, without imposing stress on yourself, or your best friend. We often forget that most dogs need exercise too!
First, let’s start with the walk itself. Start with your normal pace for a few minutes, and then try adding a 30-second sprint, to speed things up a bit. Then return to your normal pace again, walk a bit more, and then repeat the sprint. See how your dog accumulates to the speed, and work from there. You can also add sit-ups, planks, and lunges with your dog in tow.
Consider Water Sports
Another thing you can try is a dog-friendly outdoor activity or sport that will be both fun and exhilarating for the both of you. If your dog can handle water, kayaking or paddle boating is a great option.
Take a Vacation
If you love the outdoors, then hiking on an easy to moderate level trail is something your dog will appreciate. And if you don’t mind staying overnight, then camping is a great way for you to spend quality time with your dog under the stars.
Don’t see your dog’s walks or outdoor time as a chore. Instead, see it as a convenient workout routine for both of you. With a Labrador from Lankas Labs, it’s sure to be a success. Contact us today!