running dog

Getting fit is a priority for many dog owners, and it should be a priority for your dog, as well! Believe it or not, your dog can actually help you achieve those fitness goals. Taking your dog for daily walks is not only a great way to bond with them, but it keeps both of you active. Walking your dog daily can help them maintain a healthy weight, feel more energized, and sleep better at night. It’s a win, win, win!

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exercises to do with fido

Most dogs are capable of most of the exercises you do on a regular basis. Dogs can run alongside you, ride behind your bike, and even hangout with you while you’re doing muscle work. Additionally, swimming is a great low-impact exercise that dogs and humans enjoy. It can even be as simple as walking around the neighborhood with your pup. A little bit of work goes a long way! 

At the end of the day, you can sleep better knowing you and your pup got a great day’s worth of exercise, and you’re both better off for it. Our two dogs love burning off energy, and we find that we’re able to maintain healthy routines when we think of their needs, in addition to our own. It may not be very motivating for us to go for a daily walk, but when Fido is begging for some outdoor time, the choice is easy! So check back with us soon, your dog will thank you.

link akc collar

The Link AKC is not only an activity monitor, but it’s a GPS tracker as well! This collar has a 2-3 day battery life, and a collar that can be used with the device. They’ve included everything in this smart collar; from GPS tracking to wellness monitoring, to health records, there’s not much this collar can’t do. Of course you’re here to learn about the wellness monitoring. 

You may have your own goals as far as steps and calories burned per day, but what about Fido? This collar will tell you goals that your pup should be meeting based on their breed, age, and size. The AKC Collar goes one step further and monitors the temperature around your dog; it will then alert you if they’ve been in hot or cold conditions for too long. You can even keep track of your dog’s medical records and past vaccines for easy referencing.

The AKC Collar can track both moderate and intense movement by your pup with its 3-axis accelerometer. Just like a fitbit, this collar will track how many ‘active minutes’ your dog has per day based on their intense movements. 

Additionally, the app will make recommendations for your pup; allowing you to see how much your pup should be working out per day, compared to their actual movement. You can use these recommendations to help your dog get in their daily dose of exercise, and it’ll also help you to stay fit as well! 

whistle 3

The Whistle 3 is by far the most popular dog tracking device on the market right now.  Any feature you could dream of, they have included in this small, yet intelligent device.  Whistle 3 can track your dog via GPS and cellular technology anywhere in the US. The Whistle also allow you to track all of your dog’s activity during a 24 hour period, and the battery won’t die for a full seven days. Additionally, you can set designated safe spaces where you want your dog to stay based on wifi signals at your home. If your dog strays too far from a ‘safe space’ they’ll send a notification straight to your phone.

The Whistle 3 dog tracker is accompanied by an app that you can easily set up on your phone. The app will monitor both your dog’s activity and rest.  track their location via Google Maps, and alert you if they stray too far from their safe spaces. It will even let you know how much activity your dog needs depending on their size, age, and breed; you can then set fitness goals and keep up with their daily activity.  The Whistle 3 also has Bluetooth and wifi abilities to both save its battery, and keep accurate readings on your pup. The Whistle weighs less than an ounce, which is ideal for just about any dog. 

With this activity monitor, simply attach the Whistle to your dog’s collar, and check the app through out the day. You can see their activity on a graph, as well as in data format. It will display the total distance they’re walked, their calories burned, and how much rest time they’ve had. If they’re behind on activity, take them for a walk around the neighborhood. This will not only keep them active, but motivate you to put in those extra steps as well! After all, all of the steps Fido makes on your walks, you’re taking as well. 

tuokiy

tuokiy

The Tuokiy brand isn’t as popular as the Whistle, nonetheless, they have a fantastic activity monitor. The Tuokiy is lightweight, easy to use, and your dog won’t even know it’s there. This monitor allows you to use their app to set up daily activity goals for your pooch. You can easily track their progress and make efforts to increase their stats by taking them for extra walks, and ensuring they have ample play time. 

To the right you’ll see a glimpse of the app; which allows you to monitor their time spent walking, playing, lightly sleeping, and deeply sleeping. If you have a fitbit, this app will remind you of their app. It gives you both graphical, and numeric data to track throughout the week, and updates in real time. Whether you’re trying to increase activity, help your pup lose weight, or simply ensure they’re sleeping enough – this is a great product to try!

The Tuokiy app also allows you to keep track of all of your dog’s important events such as vaccinations, appointments, training classes, and more. The app will remind you whenever you have a calendar event coming up. 

While this product isn’t designed to track your dog through the use of a GPS, it does have an anti-lost function. If you’re out with your dog, it will alert you if your dog goes out of range via bluetooth. 

We highly recommend this product for dogs and owners looking for a way to track activity and get in shape. It weighs just .3 ounces, and fits on any collar. Additionally, it has a waterproof design allowing you to use it in any weather. 

hands-free leash

hands free leash

Hands-free leashes make it easy for you to workout with Fido. Rather than having to hold onto your dog’s leash while you’re running, this will simply attach to your waste.   If you trip while you’re out and about, you don’t have to worry about accidentally letting go of the leash. Additionally, it’s a great core workout! 

This hands-free leash easily clips onto your waste, giving you control over your pup without exerting any effort. Additionally, the entire leash acts as a bungee chord; if your dog does decide to run off abruptly, you won’t get an abrupt jerk to the waste. The bungees make it much easier to control your pooch, and also puts less strain on you and them. 

As you can see in the picture, this leash has two handles. If you do feel the need to pull your dog back or give them a command, you can do sow ith ease. When the distraction has passed, you can just let go of the handle. 

You can try out this leash for just about any dog. It’s designed for those up to 150 lbs. Additionally, t stretches up to 67″, so they’ll always have the necessary freedom if you prefer to give it to them. Additionally, this leash has reflective stitching on it, making it easy for other people and cars to see your pooch.

We highly recommend this leash for active pet parents. It gives you the mobility you need to stay active, while still keeping your dog close! 

Hands Free Bicycle Leash

If you enjoy biking, this accessory is a must-have. It allows you to safely bike alongside your dog, allowing them to burn off some of their energy, while you focus on biking. We love this bicycle leash because it’s durable and easy to use. It’s made from high carbon stainless steel metal that will stand up to the test of time, and protect your pup on long bike rides. 

This leash has military grade paracord 550 pound pull strength, which, of course, is far more strength than you need for biking around with Fido. The metal is UV fade resistant and rot resistant, so you can leave this outside on your bike all year-round without worrying about damaging it. 

This device comes with a retractable leash that gives your dog the space they need, while also keeping them close. When you first use this attachment, you’ll soon realize that you’re not being jerked around as much by your pup. The attachment truly absorbs much of the pull from your dog, allowing you to have a smooth ride. Additionally, you can disconnect your dog from the bike immediately with the push of a button. No need to unscrew the contraption to let Fido have some freedom. 

bike attachment

We highly recommend this device for dog owners that enjoy biking. It’s easy to set up, durable, and safe for your dog. They’ll have a bit of freedom while they’re running beside you, but not enough to get in your way. 

exercise

Working out with your dog is great for everyone involved. You get to bond with your pup, keep them in shape, and it also motivates you to stay in shape! If you have any questions about the products we have covered, please reach out to our team at [email protected]