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Exercising Your Dog the Lazy Way

“I will always choose a lazy person to do a difficult job because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.” - Frank B. Gilbreth Sr.

Dog going for a walk

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So, here I am with a foster dog, Ellis, whom I've had for almost a week. He's a pittie, he's intelligent, and he's hyper. I've got less than a week to finish his training before he's on the market to find his forever home. To top it all off, the State of Ohio is pretty much on lock down, thus I can't exhaust him in the ways I usually would with a high energy dog: no playdates with other dogs, no doggie daycare, no dog parks.

Well, I've got a secret weapon. Yes, Ellis is still getting his walks every day (learn how I trained him to leash walk here), but the walk is only there for me to get money out of his Piloting Piggy Bank. Besides, I'd drop dead before I finally wore him out with a walk. Check out my video below to learn about my secret weapon to exercise a hyper dog with little to no extra effort on my part.

Some examples of backpacks I like and have personally used.

Outward Hound: (my go-to, cheap backpack):

OneTigris: My Arwen is currently sporting this one in black. It's my favorite so far because the velcro straps make it one of the easiest to put on and take off. No threading your dog's limbs/head through straps.

Kurgo: A more rugged style that Ellis wears for day hikes. Build well, and comfy even for my practically hairless pit bull.

Kurgo: Luxury running edition. Don't need it, overkill, but I *really* want to get it. Love the water bottle positioning.

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Kerry Stack

Darwin Dogs

Dog Training, Differently

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