- Train your boxer an exercise command word. For example, if I say the word "walk", my boxer makes it nearly impossible not to take her for a walk (cries, follows me around, sighs loudly, woo-woos at me). I also use the word "backyard" when I intend to play ball or run with her. Find a word that describes what you will be doing and say that word before and during the exercise often. Boxers are intelligent, it will not take long before your boxer learns to associate the word with the activity.
- Set realistic goals. If you can only go for a walk 4 times per week, set your goal to 3 times per week. It will make you happy to feel that you have achieved your goal and you will be more likely to continue.
- Do you love your boxer? Most boxer families would say "YES". Both you and your boxer are worth the hard work. So before you give your boxer that extra treat or skip your exercise for the day- ask yourself how long do you want your boxer around? They need you (to be healthy) and you need them! So NO more excuses- just find a reason to do it!
1. How you care for yourself is closely to the way your care for your dog. 2. Incorporating your dog into your exercise or walking routine can make weight loss fun for both of you. 3. Your dog will be your best exercise coach and motivator.Email us your weight loss success stories and pictures to: firstname.lastname@example.org!