Animal Friends Blog
If you’re fed up of exercising alone, or can’t find the right running partner, they might be a lot closer to home than you thought! While they don’t sound like your type on paper, with the heavy drooling and loud panting, they’re the perfect match otherwise. Here are a few reasons you should exercise with your dog:
They’re great for your social life
Our dogs will get us speaking to people, whether we like it or not. According to a survey, 29% of dog owners have met lifelong friends whilst on their daily walks with their canine companion. So, who knows what you’ll find while out and about with your pet, a new friend, a date, maybe even a new running partner?
They won’t bail on you, ever
Dogs are loyal animals, so they’ll always be there for you. You don’t have to worry about a text with an excuse about skipping this morning’s run, or a call promising they’ll start exercising tomorrow. They’re ready to go, always.
They won’t let you lose motivation
If you take your dog running with you on Monday and Tuesday, you can guarantee that by Wednesday they’ll be waiting for you to put your trainers on and head out with them. Once that routine is set, they won’t let you forget about it and you’ll be forced to work out whether you like it or not.
They’ll help you keep pace
Once your dog knows the difference between an evening stroll and a morning run, they’ll help you keep pace when you feel like falling back.
They’ll never say no to a challenge
From heading out on new routes, finding a change of scenery, to testing out new terrain, your dog will be there facing any obstacles beside you.
So, that’s why your dog makes the perfect work out partner. It’s always a good idea to check with your vet about what kind and how much exercise your dog needs, depending on their age, size and breed.
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