Exercise For Your Dog

RELAY:  HIGH INTENSITY WORK OUT   H.I.T.

This workout will provide your dog  with 30 minutes of heart rate training zone plus stimulate the metabolic rate and help burn fat, plus effectively allow your dog to use some excess energy.

H.I.T. is best done at the end of training.  Exercise your dog in this manner 3 times per week.  Start out slow with 10 minutes the first week and keep adding time until you reach 30 minutes.

 

 

 

START:   Warm -up with a five minute walk.

#1 Run 2 Minutes – 8 mph

#2 Walk 2 Minutes – 2 mph

#3 Run 2 Minutes – 8 mph

#4 Walk 2 Minutes – 2 mph

#5 Run 2 Minutes – 8 mph

FINISH:  Cool down – 5 minutes at 2 mph.

Gradually build your dog to this exercise.  Take your time do not rush it.  In order to obtain the 8 mph run, teach your dog to run along side of a bicycle, or use to two toys or “chucker” to throw one toy for the dog to chase, when the dog returns immediately toss the other toy in a relay fetch manner.

Pamela Wiltgen