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Category Archives: Fitness

100 Happy Doggy Days

By | Fitness | 2 Comments

Today we have Brigitte Harbrow on the blog, telling us all about her #100happydoggydays campaign to raise awareness of how important it is to keep our dogs fit and healthy! It’s a great initiative and one we fully support, so get behind it adventurers and make the commitment to 100 happy doggy days! 100 Happy Doggy Days challenges dog owners to commit to walking their dogs 100 days in a…

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Barx Active | Barxercise | Punch & Shuttle

By | Barx Active | 6 Comments

Punch & Shuttle Barx Active specialises in helping you to live an active life, with your dog by your side. This video is part of a series of instructional videos teaching you fitness drills you can do with your dog. These exercises are designed to give you a workout, and to challenge your dog as well. In this video, we learn how to Punch & Shuttle with your dog! [two_third_last]…

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Barx Active | Barxercise | Reverse Suicide

By | Barx Active, Fitness | 4 Comments

Reverse Suicide Barx Active specialises in helping you to live an active life, with your dog by your side. This video is part of a series of instructional videos teaching you fitness drills you can do with your dog. These exercises are designed to give you a workout, and to challenge your dog as well. In this video, we learn Reverse Suicides. [two_third_last] Karen is a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, former aerobics…

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My Dog Bugles

By | Fitness | 4 Comments

My dog bugles. Yes you heard right. She bugles. It started when Kate was about 6 months old. I was getting ready to take her for a walk, and got distracted by another menial task (which of course had to be done there and then!) When Kate, being very unimpressed with the delay, all of a sudden made this sound something like Chewbacca might make! Stopping me dead in my…

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Barx Active | Barxercise | Squat Weave

By | Barx Active, Fitness | 8 Comments

In the first of our new feature series of ‘Barxercises‘, exercises you can do with your dog, Karen Uden of Barx Active is on the blog today to tell us all about how to do a squat weave with your dog! Squat Weave Barx Active specialises in helping you to live an active life, with your dog by your side. This video is part of a series of instructional videos…

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DockDogs Australia

By | Dog Events, Fitness | 11 Comments

One of the highlights of our Sydney Road Trip adventure was getting to visit the Australian Canine Sports & Training Centre, Australia’s first purpose built centre for Dog Sports. Set on 15 acres, the centre includes agility equipment, herding yards, large doggie day care yards and why we were there, the Southern Hemisphere’s only 90,000 Litre Saltwater DockDogs Pool! DockDogs is a water sport for dogs that essentially involves leaping…

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Barxercise Bootcamp with your Dog

By | Fitness | 8 Comments

On the weekend Kate and I attended our first Barxercise session with Barx Active. It was great fun and a fantastic workout for both Kate and I! Barxercise sessions are circuit style classes, where you get a strength and cardio based workout, and your dog is given challenges to complete as well! I admit I was pretty nervous in the lead up as I wasn’t sure if I would be…

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Benefits of swimming for dogs

By | Fitness | 10 Comments

How many of you have dogs that LOVE the water? Kate the Kelpie loves to swim any chance she gets! Swimming is a healthy, low impact and fun activity for you and your dog! With summer right round the corner, take a look at all the benefits of swimming for your dog and ready them for a splash adventure! 1. Cardio vascular benefits Swimming helps your dog build their cardio…

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Hiking with your Dog

By | Fitness, Hiking | 13 Comments

This past week was National Walk Your Dog Week in the US, so to celebrate getting out there and walking your dog I thought I would share my favourite types of walks with Kate the Kelpie! Without fail my favourite type of walking Kate is hiking trails. Australia is such an amazing diverse country, our environment ranges from beach to rainforest to bush to desert. I truly love nothing more…

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Trail Running with your Dog

By | Fitness, Trail Running | 15 Comments

Trail running is a wonderful balance of being sure footed and light on your feet. It is a totally different rhythm to road running as you are constantly dodging trees and scrub, running on single tracks that weave and undulate through the hills. You need to develop the art of placing your foot down with purpose but also be agile and ready to leap and dodge as you bound through…

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