Run For Fun!

Your pets need to exercise to lose weight. Each dog can handle a different amount of exercise, so talk to your vet about what’s best for your pet. If your dog has a lot of energy, you’ll want to schedule at least 20 minutes to an hour of exercise daily. Fetch is a great option but a lot of people also like running with their dogs. That means, you will also get your exercise at the same time. Always start off slowly and gradually add distance and increase speed to make sure your dog can handle it. Bring along extra water to help your dog stay hydrated. If your dog can tolerate longer distances and it seems you’re not able to match the speed, you can also ride your bicycle and have him run alongside you. You’ll need to pay attention to the road, traffic, and any potential distractions. If possible, practice this in low-traffic areas. Remember to hold the leash but never tie it to your bicycle.