Make your DOG your workout buddy: Fitness instructor has developed an exercise routine for you AND your best friend

Dogs are perfect workout buddies. They love to exercise and will bond with you outside. Start off slowly and see how the animal reacts to what you are doing. Some breeds aren’t designed for long runs, like those with short legs. Short snout dogs fall into that category due to breathing problems. Overall finding a routing for you and your dog should help bond you and help keep both of you healthy for years to come.

Key Takeaways:

  • Getting enough exercise can be tough when you go at it alone. For many of us, having a friend with you makes exercising a whole lot easier and way more fun.
  • Your dog’s breed should also be factored into this workout. Dogs with shorter legs (e.g. Corgis, Basset Hounds, and Dachshunds) aren’t made for too much running.
  • Neither are Brachycephalic breeds or dogs with shortened skulls (e.g. Pugs, Boxers, and English Bulldogs).

“Another way to keep your dog from overheating, according to, is to give them an ounce of water for every pound they weight.”