Ever come back from the gym, exhausted and ready to put your feet up with a cup of tea? Fellow dog-owners will know the feeling when you step through the door after a gym-session and see those puppy dog eyes from your four-legged friend. You know you're going to have to put the trainers back on - it's time for walkies.
But, wouldn’t it be epic if you and your doggo could get your fitness-kick at the same time? Here's our rundown of epic dog-friendly sports...
If your pooch is full of beans then bikejoring is an amazing way to get rid of some of that pent up energy. This sport involves putting a harness on your dog and having them run in front of your bicycle or scooter. Not only is this an amazing way to burn off some of your doggo's excess energy, but it's also a brilliant way to see the countryside.
If you have a particularly chilled out dog, or even an older dog who doesn’t quite have the same vitality as they used to, Doga could be the answer for you. Combining a series of classic yoga poses with dog training, gentle massage and stretching is a great way to get fit, alongside your pooch. Time to get practising your downward dog.
If your pooch is well-behaved and doesn't mind the water - why not take them paddleboarding. Ask your dog to sit on the board and give them a treat when they stay put. Then, stand on the board with them, get your balance, and get paddling. You may need a bit of practice to get this nailed, but once you've mastered it we can promise hours of fun with your four-legged friend.
You’ve heard of jogging? Well, plogging is a litter-picking jog. Set out on your favourite running route and pick up any litter you see along the way. Obviously, your doggo won't be able to pick up the litter themselves - but we're sure they'll enjoy the moral support.
Now all that's left is to get outside and get active with your dog 🐾