With warmer weather just around the corner, I’m not sure who’s more excited – dogs or dog owners. What’s most exciting is the number of ways you can get fit with your pet, no matter your workout or sport of choice.
Here are 8 pet fitness accessories you and your pup can take for a spin:
1. DoggerJogger Bike Dog Leash
Most products for bikers hard-mount to your bike and weigh too much. You can take DoggerJogger on and off your bike in less than two minutes, it’s super light and is made of soft nylon to protect your bike frame. Best of all, it converts to a walking leash that you can fit in your pocket!
2. BuddySystem Hands Free Leash
Perfect for runners, the BuddySystem Hands Free Leash attaches around your waist and has leash and collar attachments for your pet. It’s designed to move completely around the belt to avoid tangling while you’re mid-stride.
3. MyFitDog BFF (Best Fit Friend)
We all have goals to get fit, and when we enlist the help of a friend to keep us motivated, everybody wins. Best Fit Friend includes a pair of activity monitors – you wear one and so does your dog. They keep track of the amount of exercise each of you are getting, which you can then wirelessly transfer to your MyFitDog app. It’s a fun way to set fitness goals and build healthy habits together!
4. FitPaws Peanut Exercise Ball
Using an exercise ball makes for a serious core workout – and the same is true for your pup! Because standing on a round exercise ball causes dogs to balance in an unnatural stance, FitPaws has created the Peanut Exercise Ball that allows them to stand naturally and maintain control. It’s also made of a durable, nail-resistant material.
5. Doggie Obstacle Course
Fun for the whole family, the Doggie Obstacle Course allows your dog to take cues from you, and make his way through an entire obstacle course while racing against the clock. It even includes adorable first, second and third ribbons if you want to invite some friends over!
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6. EzyDog Summit Backpack
Hiking involves carting oodles of essentials: Water, sunscreen, cell, bug spray, snacks, never mind your dog’s essentials. Now, he can help you carry the load with the EzyDog Summit Backpack.
7. Ruffwear K9 Float Coat
If one of your favorite ways to get fit is through water sports, the Ruffwear K9 Float Coat allows you to take your dog with you. It’s designed for dogs of all shapes and sizes, and gives him a whole new adventure to enjoy – and is perfect for rafting, boating, surfing and paddleboarding.
8. DogTread Dog Treadmill
DogTread Dog Treadmills come in four different sizes, and while they’re a little pricey, for avid treadmill users I’d imagine this would be a fun way to include your pet in your workout. It would also be a great way to get fit all year round – especially during those harsh winter months when you both don’t get to spend as much time outdoors as you’d like to.
How do you plan to get fit with your pet this summer? (Doga, anyone?)
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