Have you ever wondered if your pet is getting enough exercise?
This post is sponsored by Purina and a FitBark was received.
While Yoshi is pretty trim and slim, she spends most of her days like this.
That’s why I was interested in attending a Google Hangout recently with Purina veterinarian, Dr. Kurt Venator. He offered lots of great advice and tips which you can read here: Pet Exercise Tips From Purina Vet Dr. Kurt Venator
Purina also sent over an informative infographic that reveals why pets make great fitness partners.
With all this pet fitness in mind, I couldn’t wait to try the FitBark. It’s a dog activity monitor that you attach to your dog’s collar. You can then monitor your dog’s fitness levels throughout the day.
Or by the hour.
She’s a sporting or hunting dog, I’m not sure which. We got her from the shelter and they simply labeled her as a hound. The vet initially thought she might be a bloodhound, but clearly she’s not. I think she looks like a pointer with the coloring of a German Shepherd. She’s very confusing! Either way, she is a dog that does love her sleep, but at the same time she does need her exercise.
If we don’t get her out regularly and then try to leave her alone, she’s quite destructive. She ate one of Kora’s library books once and she even chewed our tv remote!
So we’ve been using the FitBark as motivation to get out with her more. To take more walks and throw the ball around in the yard. Not only have we found that Yoshi is more active, but we are more active now too.
We’ve also discovered that when we exercise with Yoshi, it doesn’t feel like exercise. It’s nice having her by our sides as we walk or jog and it’s always fun tossing the ball around to her in the yard. Dave’s even been brave enough to take her on bike rides!
We’ve enjoyed using the FitBark to track Yoshi’s activity and sleep and to set goals for her. I’s a great little gadget that keeps you in tune with your dog’s activity levels and it can inspire you to get moving more too.
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