Most people start boot camp programs on a Monday, or January 1st. We like to start our program on a Friday in mid-March in case someone pulls something and needs to rest over the weekend. With Spring upon us, I am hoping to get the boys moving more. They get regular walks throughout the day (on non-Polar-Vortex weeks) however the morning walk has always been pretty low-key. Melvin is not a fast riser in the morning and Jake’s legs don’t always wake-up with the rest of his body. So today we went for a walk to warm-up and then went into the backyard to work on some recall. I made sure the boys were as far from me as possible before giving the command and once I did, they both would come running. Even Jake (in his own wonky-rific way)! We did this for quite some time and when we went in for breakfast, the boys were peppy and limber and happy.
Ten minutes later they called it a day.
We hear ya — Spring Training is tough work!!
Man! We should do ours in Florida also!
You guys are gonna have your beach-dog-bodies ready!
Hahhahahah! For this I may need to buy them speedos for a photo!
Baxter and I went for our first run on the road in a few months the other day. By the time we were halfway through, his tongue was hanging out. Apparently slogging across the fields through the deep snow is not much of a cardio workout.
It seems like it would be to me! Melvin tires easily in the heat but not as much in the cold. Jake basically hates the outdoors.
I totally love their attitude…The best workout buddies in the world!!!!
Play hard, sleep hard.
Sometimes spring training has to start off a little slow… it certainly is here in our house!
Yes, they appreciate you saying that!
Love your “non-Polar-Vortex” weeks. Yup, my parka has been getting quite the workout this winter.
Every time I open the door we wonder just how cold it will be this time!
I love your rationale about needing to rest over the weekend.
We like to plan ahead!
Lol sometimes I wonder what it would be like if I had to motivate the dogs to work out… Instead it’s the other way around! Your boys look like they’re enjoying their post workout naps 🙂
They want everyone to know they EARNED the nap(s)!
Those are two wise gentlemen. Pace yourself.
I prefer a nice slow pace myself. Kudos!
The boys look like they had a good workout! Love Jake’s flat face and flat Melvin. 🙂
We were finally able to walk the big hill field this weekend for the first time in over a month! So glad the snow and ice is finally going away!
Aaaggh, meany to say Jake’s smoosh face. Shouldn’t post after 11. 🙂
my dogs are NOT morning dogs at all
Stop on by for a visit
sounds like mom is more enthusiastic about the boot camp them the boys 😉