We’re well aware that dogs should get 30 to 60 minutes of activity a day, however it’s not always easy to hit this goal when we can barely make it to the gym ourselves. The good news is that it’s only been a couple of weeks into the New Year, and a fresh start is right around the corner for you and your pup. If you’re like us at Whistle you have made a commitment to your dog to help them stay active this new year by setting a goal of, 60 minutes of exercise a day. Below are three ways of achieving it without adding a pesky calendar reminder. Whistle Activity Monitor is an on-collar device that tracks your dog’s activity, which can help you care for your dogs health on a more tailored basis.
1. Avoid Traffic and Gain Activity Minutes:
I live an hour away from work, so I try as much as possible (except when I’m running late after extended snuggling sessions) to walk to and from the office. This means, I avoid traffic while checking off Henri’s 60 minutes of activity—not to mention my own.
2. Plan Your Meetings on the Go!
At Whistle, we take most meetings outside with the dogs. While we outline goals and action items, the dogs enjoy exploring and socializing as well! It’s a win/win situation!
3. Skip The Pantry, Head to a Cafe:
Rather than walk five steps to the kitchen, we walk the 50 to a cafe with our dogs. If you walk around the block one or two times a day, you’re at least 20 minutes closer to hitting that 60 minutes each day.
4. Make Your Dog Your Sidekick:
The takeaway here isn’t that you should work at a place that lets you bring your dogs to work (although it does have obvious benefits). Think of ways you can incorporate your dog in your everyday life. Whether it’s a trip to the grocery store or taking a phone call on the go, adding those shorter walks in will help you get to 60 minutes in no time. In fact, you may be even start challenging yourself to hit a higher goal.
More About Whistle
The Whistle Activity Monitor is a new on-collar device that measures your dog’s activity including walks, play, and rest, giving you a new perspective on day-to-day behavior and long-term health trends. Check-in from your phone, share memorable moments with family and friends, and make informed decisions with your vet.
Whistle Guest Blogger: Rishvika Kumar, Marketing Manager at Whistle,