5 Workouts you can do with your dog:

Did you know your dog can be your ultimate workout partner?

Some fitness partners flake out, miss workouts, or make excuses.  But here’s a partner that won’t, your dog.

With any workout program we need to discuss the Disclaimer.

You should consult your physician or other health care professional for yourself and and a veterinarian for your dog before starting this or any other fitness programm to determine if it is right for your needs. This is particularly the case if you (or your family) have a history of any of the following:

  • high blood pressure
  • heart disease,
  •  have ever experienced chest pain when exercising
  • have experienced chest pain in the past month when not engaged in physical activity
  • smoke
  • have high cholesterol
  • are obese,
  • have a bone orjoint problem that could be made worse by a change in physical activity. 

Do not start this fitness program if your health care professional or veterinarian advised against it or if you experience faintness, dizziness, pain or shortness of breath at any time while exercising, you should stop immediately.

This gude offers health, fitness and nitritional information and is designed for educational purposes only.  You should not rely on this information as a substitute, nor does it replace professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.  If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with your health care preofessional or veterinarian.  Do not disregard, avoid or delay obtaining medical or health related advice because of soemthing you may have read in this guide.  The use of any information provided on this site is solely at your own risk.

Pre-exercise Routine / Warm Up
At the beginning of each session please ensure you take a few minutes to prep yourself and your dog for exercise.  This can be achieved within 3-5 minutes.  We call this a dynamic warm up or pre-exercise routine.  Dynamic stretches mimic movements used in a sport or activity.  Dynamic warmups prepare the body for activity by helping to increase blood flow and muscle temperature. If you are not familiar with how to do this please check out our Blog Post post “Basic Dynamic Warm Up for You and Your Dog”.

 

1. Workout

Sunday Rose
3 Rounds for time

Advanced

Run 800m
10 x Push Ups
10 x Air Squats

Intermediate:

Run 400m
5 x Push Up or
Push Up variation
5 x Air Squats

Beginner
Walk/ Jog 400m
5 x Push Up or
Push Up variation
5 x Air Squats

Please ensure you also work within your dogs limits, some dogs that are not that active may not be able to complete the 800m run at your intensity, so scale accordingly.

Please do not run or do strenuous exercise with dogs under 1 year old.  Their joints are still developing and you could do serious damage to them.

2. Workout

Romeo
5 Rounds for time

Walking Lunge 25 m
25 x Bur-pee
Place Dog in Down Stay whilst doing Bur-pees

 

3. Workout

Hamish
10 x 100 mtr Sprints/Jog/Walk- Depending on your fitness level
Rest 120-240 Seconds
between efforts/ rounds

4. Workout

Oliver
20 Minutes as many rounds as possible
25 m Run
25 Push Ups
25 Reverse Lunge
25 Jumping Jacks
25 Mountain Climbers
25 Crunches

Dog Obedience for the day:
Working on a Down Stay
10 x Repetitions
1 x Down Stay for time

 

5. Workout

Marley
Record total time for:
5 km Run/walk/jog – depending on your and your dogs fitness levels

Dog Obedience for the day:

10 x Repetitions of sit then
1 x Sit Stay for time