Finding Time To Exercise with Your Dog

06 Mar 2012 | Written by Freshpet
It can be difficult to find time to take a walk outside with your pooch when you’re juggling the work/life balance. It does not mean that our dogs have to become unhealthy though. Here are some time-saving ideas so that you can cycle, play fetch, go out for a run, or do some other form of exercise with your dog. Skip The Gym - If you go to the gym regularly after work, take 1 or 2 days off to run with your dog instead. It’ll be like running at the treadmill at the gym, but instead with your companion friend outside. Organize Dog Play Sessions - Find people in your neighborhood who own friendly dogs and make weekly dog play sessions with them. This can take place either at a neighbor’s yard or a local dog park. Organize Dog Walking Sessions With Neighbors - If you have neighbors who also have dogs, they are likely to be in the same boat as you are. Set up a routine where you alternate exercising each others’ dogs before or after work. Be sure that you trust the people well enough before you let them take care of your dog. Cut Down On TV & Computer Time- It’s understandable that after a hard day’s work, it can be soothing to just sit down and watch your favorite show or surf the web. However, cutting down just 10 minutes of this time can give you a great opportunity to play fetch with your dog outside or go for a quick jog. Get Your Kids To Exercise Your Dog - If you have kids that are old enough and you trust to take care of the dog, why not let them play together at the park? It’ll allow both to get some fresh air.

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