Summer is the perfect season for outdoor workouts. You have a plethora of locations where you can run, ride a bicycle, swim or enjoy some other activities. If you have a canine friend, you can make your exercise even more exciting. Dogs are perfect workout partners, since they have a lot of stamina and are always ready to run, play and have fun. Check out this guide and see how you can stay active even with the company of your dog.

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Run

Running is fantastic for keeping the balanced weight, a healthy heart and reducing stress. Dogs love to run, so the next time you go jogging, bring your four-legged friend along. What’s more, if you make it a habit, your dog will remind you every day at the same time that you should get out and be active. Therefore, bringing your dog with you is great if you tend to make excuses and avoid being active regularly. They’ll always remind you about it and won’t let you slack off.

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Cycle

Cycling can burn more than 500 calories per hour, which makes it a great workout. What’s more, if your dog loves speed, bring it along to your cycling session and let it run by your side. If it tends to wander off, chase birds and squirrels, be sure it is always by your side. Attach the leash to your bike, so you don’t have to worry about your dog suddenly straying away.

Go Roller Blading

Dogs so much energy just waiting to be burned off. This is why bringing them with you while you rollerblade is a great way to keep them active. However, only bring the dog along if you can skate well. Dogs get really excited when you start speeding up, so they’ll tug you and if you can’t balance properly, and don’t have quick reflexes you’ll hurt yourself. Even if you’re a rollerblade expert, be sure to stay away from areas with a lot of traffic, to stay safe.

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Play in the Park

Parks have become great locations for exercising and staying active. You can play fetch with your dog, or just let it run around on its own while you work on your muscles. What’s more, turn a sunny day in park into a serious workout session as well as obedience drills, if your dog is still not fully trained. Be sure to bring along some snacks and nutritious Royal Canin dog food as treats to your canine friend during the break. You can also have a little picnic and enjoy the weather after a long workout.

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Go Kayaking

What’s a summer without water sports? Kayaking can be an excellent activity to enjoy with your dog. A sit-on-top kayak is large enough for the both of you to sit inside and enjoy a ride. You’ll have to teach your dog to get in and out, as well as to sit still during the ride. Depending on how big the dog is, it can either sit close to your feet or it can perch up in the front. Slow-moving rivers are perfect option since there’s not much boat traffic.

Final Thoughts

Staying active is perfect for your health, so take every chance you have to work out. If it’s sometimes boring to run alone or cycle endlessly without company, consider bringing your dog with you. They’ll be perfect company and entertain you along the way. You can engage in various activities with them, but for now try running, cycling, kayaking, and rollerblading. You can also take them for a relaxing walk down the park or the beach and enjoy the summer to its fullest.

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