How to walk the dog and warm up the human at the same time
This blog is for the dog lovers of the world. I get asked lots of questions, but several come up repeatedly. “What do YOU do for a warmup?” is one, and another is, “How can I warm up/exercise and still give my dog some exercise?” There seems to be a persistent complaint that there is only so much time in the day (what???), and you need exercise…but so does the dog.
When Nova was a puppy, I didn’t want to take her running because it yanks on the growth plates on her bones and can create premature skeletal issues.
So, I would go running, and then come back and take her for a walk. She’d always give me those sad big brown eyes because she wasn’t going out the whole time, which made me slightly sad, and furthermore the combination of running and then walking her was taking up a significantly longer chunk of time.
The net effect was I felt pressed for time!
Now instead of fabulous morning exercise by myself and then a little doggie bonding time after, I was under self imposed time pressure and that created stress, yet my day had just barely started.
What?? Talk about nutty!
There must be a solution. Hmm. What did I come up with?
Well, take a look at the video below, and see if there isn’t a trick you can stick in your back pocket for accomplishing doggie and human exercise simultaneously.
I’m telling you, it’s possible! Let me know in the comments below how you like it!