You know that exercise is good for you, it helps you maintain a healthy weight, manage stress, sleep better, and increase your energy level. The great thing is that activity does the same for your dog! Not only will exercise help them live longer, but an exercising animal is also more alert and more content. Some people believe that their dog misbehaves to get even for being left alone; but in reality, the cause is usually boredom from lack of exercise. Many other behavior problems like chewing, digging, and barking go away once the animal starts getting regular activity. Some recent studies have shown a link between dog ownership and better health
Therefore, dog owners tend to have better cardiovascular fitness levels than people without pets. One study, for example, showed that dog owners walk an average of 300 minutes per week–that’s nearly double the 168 minutes of walking that people without dogs usually do. In addition, pets have been shown to reduce anxiety, be a source of physical contact and comfort, and decrease feelings of loneliness and depression. Exercising with your dog is a great time saver! Whether you like to run, walk, or play in the backyard with your pet, you can get your own workout at the same time
Although walking is probably the most common activity for your dog, there is another opportunity for exercise that you may not have thought of—a program a good friend of ours offers, it is revolutionary and is bound to excite both you AND your dog!
“Doggy Moves” is run by Hillary Smith at “Fun Fit Wellness” and is the first of its kind in Australia!
Doggy Moves is an unique class for you and your best friend!! You don’t have to leave your dog at home now when you wish to or need to exercise – come along to a specially designed exercise class created for you and your four legged friend. Get you and your pooch moving with a combination of human and dog exercise moves, plus dog obedience training. Doggy Moves classes are a fun social outdoor group exercise class. The classes run for an hour and involves exercise moves to get you and your fury friend moving plus with the added benefit of dog obedience training – saving you time and money! All breeds and ages of dogs and humans welcome!
Hillary is a fully qualified and registered personal trainer, has run her own pet sitting business in the past & is very excited to now be able to offer such an amazing service for you and your dog.