8 Sports For You And Your Furry Friend

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We all know how hard it can be to exercise all by yourself. Why would you, when you can easily do it with your dog. Here are some of the best ways to bond with your dog and do healthy things that both of you can enjoy.

1. Exercise at home

You can easily train your dog to repeat some easier exercises that you are doing. Let your dog be your support and be sure to give him a treat after your exercise time is over. Your dog will feel better and you will teach him how to train by your side.

2. Take a walk

If you don’t want to burden your dog with some difficult workouts, you can always take him outside. Fresh air, a slow walk by the river and the amazing amount of time spent doing something good for yours and your dog’s health.

3. Run

[mnright]Maybe after a week or two of walking you can start running with your dog. You will be amazed at how much strength dogs have and how much they will help you. If you want to get fit, this is the right way to do it, so take your dog for a morning run.

4. Frisbee

Go to the park with your dog and you will be surprised how many opportunities will open up. You can always bring a frisbee and play. Dogs love it, and you too will enjoy playing this active game with your best furry friend.

Interestingly enough, there is even a game called ‘Disc dog’ or ‘Frisbee dog’.  In such competitions, dogs and their owners (called human flying disc throwers, believe it or not) compete in catching events!  Some of the categories include ‘toss and fetch’, ‘freestyle’ and ‘long distance’.  The sport originated in the 1970s and today several tournaments are held around the world.  It is estimated that over a million dogs participate in this sport in the United States alone!

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