Friday, March 20, 2015

Fun Ways to Exercise With Your Dog

Happy Friday my friends! I know this week I talked about getting out and walking to lose weight and today I wanted to be part of a new group of fury friends and their owners I came across. It is the Fit Dog Friday Blog Hop! So come on and let's play........

There are many things to do with us dogs, we are ready and willing to please and to play. Playing is a great way to get exercise for us {and you too}!

Here are Fun Ways to Exercise With Your Dog 


Playing Fetch is a great way to get us dogs up and moving. We love to chase, catch, and shake anything we can. Teaching us to bring it back to you is a great trick too. This activity can be done over and over and we like to run after whatever you throw as fast as we can. It's fun to do and make sure we get a reward when we retrieve for you what you wanted, that can be a treat or just a "good job."
Playing Fetch. A Happy Havanese Blog

Enrolling is an agility class is something that is fun for us and great exercise. Dog agility is a popular sport where a handler directs a dog through a variety of fun obstacles like a tunnel, tire jump, teeter-totter, weave poles, standard jumps and pause table. The goal is to attempt to navigate dogs through a course as quickly and as accurately as they can, but for us it is pure run and fun and a great way to exercise.

Havanese agility training. A Happy Havanese Blog
Picture courtesy of Cattell.net

Create  a scent training game where we can use our noses to find fun things you have found. One my mom likes to do with me is show me my toy and then she hides it and I go look for it. I am up and moving, we are bonding and having a great time, and not only and I getting to use my nose I am even exercising and not even knowing it.

Fun ways to exercise your dog. Scent Training. A Happy Havanese Blog

There are so many more ways to get up and get moving with your dog. And that is really to key, to get up and get moving.

Now to go and play with my friends on the Fit Dog Friday Blog Hop.
Do not forget to come play on Instagram and Twitter today as well.

Spending time with my family and getting up and getting moving are things that make me "Happy."




21 comments:

  1. Hi Yukiko, welcome to FitDog Friday. Those are some great ideas for fitness fun - it's always a lot easier to stay fit when it's fun!

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  2. Thanks so much for joining our hop! We are all about fun and fitness, so you are right on and have some great tips as well!

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    1. Thanks Emma for coming by, I am enjoying meeting new friends

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  3. I love all your ideas of getting our pups up & going :-) We take Missy & Buzz for daily backpack walks. Buzz is the master of fetch, BOL, he loves it & enthusiastically brings back the ball or frisbee you threw for him. Both pups also love to play in their doggie pools, as well as play "Find Your Toy!" or "Find Mommy!".

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    1. I think I want to get a doggie pool for the summer.

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  4. Mr. N plays fetch only sporadically but we're going to be starting a nosework class soon!

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  5. Great post! We used to do agility with our family dogs. I'd love to get my girls into it!

    ~Lauren from ZoePhee

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    1. I am going to start agility after my S.T.A.R. puppy class!

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  6. Hi Kiki! So glad you joined our hop! When are you starting agility? I competed in agility with my first Havanese and now Rocco's competing! We've got a few trials coming up this spring. Do you know if you want to compete yet?

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    1. I start my S.T.A.R. puppy class on Monday so after that moms says I can start agility. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Those are all great ideas although fetch is the brown dawgs favorite. :)

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    1. I am learning to fetch, though I do running after the ball, I just have not learned to bring it back. Thanks for stopping by
      Kiki

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  8. We love going to agility class--it's a great workout for Barley and for me!

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    1. Agility sounds like so much fun! Thanks for coming to see me!
      Kiki

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  9. We also love having fun and exercising with our pups! Thanks for all the great ideas!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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    1. Thanks for stopping by to say hello, playing is so much fun.
      Kiki

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  10. Wonderful! Mateo loves his playtimes, too! He is always included in our afternoon walks and that is one of his favorite exercises! :)

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    1. Walking every day is one of my favs too. Thank you for coming to see me.
      Kiki

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  11. Great ways to stay fit with your dog. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Have a wonderful weekend.

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