4 Weeks Left!

There are only 4 weeks to go, which means we’re in the final stretch! Let’s start off by visiting our favorite tree, practicing some heeling, and taking a brisk five minute walk to ensure that everybody is warmed up and ready to go. You’ll be doing this workout three times a week with one full day of rest in between each session. Make sure to stay hydrated and let’s kick off week 8.

Jog 20 minutes without walking Warm down with a walk

We are in Week 7!

It’s already week 7 of our 12 week doggie training program which comes courtesy of “Pooch to 5k”. Before we get into the workout always remember to make a visit to your favorite tree, practice some heeling, and take a brisk five minute walk to ensure you and your pup are properly warmed up. With that out of the way let’s jump into week 7. You’ll be doing this routine three days a week with one full day of rest in between each session.

-Jog 18 minutes without walking
-Warm down with a walk

Easy right? And don’t forget to visit instagram.com/citydog5k to share your progress with other owners13606993_1305933146101885_4622232258772869987_n

Ask the Trainer

QUESTION 1: Submitted by Abby

My dog is a horrible street scavenger and eats garbage and plant matter whenever he gets a chance. How can I train him to stop? HELP!

ANSWER: If your dog is a scavenger, it would help to get him into some nose work classes or give him some “find it” activities around the house to satisfy his instinctual need to “scavenge”.  As for training, I would recommend impulse control training consisting of solid loose leash walking and “leave it.”


 

QUESTION 2: Submitted by Bellinda

 Where can I train my lab to be a therapy dog for kids in hospitals?

ANSWER: Most hospitals require at least a Canine Good Citizen Certification, which requires your dog to go through a series of behaviors successfully.  Check: http://www.akc.org/dog-owners/training/canine-good-citizen/about/ for more information.

6 Weeks Away!

It’s time for week 6 of the program, which means we’re already half way there! I hope you’re ready for week 6 of our doggie fitness program courtesy of “Pooch to 5k”. Always remember to start off with a visit to your favorite tree, a few minutes of heeling practice, and a brisk five minute walk to ensure you and your pup are properly warmed up. Once you’ve finished that we’ll jump right into week 6. You’ll be doing this workout three days a week with one day of rest in between each session.

-Jog 8 minutes
-Walk 8 minutes
-Jog 8 minutes
-Warm down with a walk

Afterwards don’t forget to head over to instagram.com/citydog5k to share your pictures and stories with other owners

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7 Weeks to GO!

It’s now 7 weeks to go until this year’s City Dog 5k! We’re already at week 7 of our doggie fitness routine which comes courtesy of “Pooch to 5k”. Always remember to start with a visit to your favorite tree, some practice heeling, and a brisk five minute walk to ensure you and your pup are properly warmed up. With that out of the way let’s get into week 7. You’ll be doing this workout three times a week with one day of rest in between each session.

-Jog 3 minutes
-Walk 2 minutes
-Jog 6 minutes
-Walk 4 minutes
-Jog 3 minutes
-Walk 2 minutes
-Jog 6 minutes
-Warm down with a walk

Visit instagram.com/citydog5k to share your pictures and experiences from following the program so far

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