What's the greatest way to get in shape? Including dogs in your routine. My idea didn't start out that way. I was going do push-ups, back arms and crunches one day and then ride the stationary bike the next. After following this routine for a week, while doing my push-ups, the thought occurred to me that instead of doing the bike tomorrow, why not walk the Back Dogs instead. One dog at a time on a mile and half loop.
So that's what I did. I walked Brut, Zappa, Fiona and Silver and it was the coolest exercise routine I've ever done. They were really happy at this opportunity and were waiting in line for their turn.
Since my work schedule has been so hectic I've never really gotten the chance to walk any of the dogs on a regular basis. Now I am finally getting that chance. I'd always laughed at my wife about needing to work on training the dogs. I tend to let the dogs walk any way they want. Halfway through walking Brut, the first dog, I knew I was going to have to get with my wife's training program.
The best part of the walks is spending that quality one-on-one time with each dog. We've been doing it for just over a week now and they have already picked up on which day is walk day. So even if I don't feel like doing it, I can't let them down. They have become great motivators and they are making sure I don't break any of my New Year's resolution.
I'll be keeping everyone up to date with our progress.
And a special thanks to everyone who is as dog crazy as us. Dog bloggers are the best!
P.S. Chance and Blaze are in special leash training with my wife and she won't let me near them at the moment, but don't worry they are getting their walks too.