Friday, August 28, 2015

Fit Dog Friday: Dock diving slo mo

I arrived a little early when meeting a friend at the park, and took Koira down to the dock for a few jumps. When my friend arrived, she was nice enough to record a couple jumps for me. I added a little mid-air slo-mo to the video.

Afterwards, we took a walk to another part of the park where there is a relatively flat and straight stretch of gravelly beach, and did water sprints. Basically, we ran up river in knee deep water, then moved to waist deep water and ran downstream back to our starting point. Koira absolutely loved it, and thought running in the water upstream was awesome (but that maybe I should throw her toy for her) and that swimming back downstream was great too.

GoPro Under Water-6304
Koira thinks running and splashing in the water is awesome.

I've found that, as long as you pick the right activity for the right dog, your dog is a great companion for your human workouts.

Pallo stayed at home during this trip. He doesn't approve of hanging out in water. He'll go in to fetch a toy, but he wants to head straight back to shore afterwards, and people in the water don't count as fun in his book.


  1. Love the video and pictures! Barley doesn't approve of hanging out in water, either, so she would not have been excited about that workout, but it sounds like a lot of fun!

  2. Excellent dock diving - looks like lots of fun. That running in the water is super good exercise too!

  3. Looks like great fun :) We love the water :) Milo & Jet

  4. Looks like a ton of fun and water is such a good workout too! We love the water but it is hard to find good water to be in around here.

  5. My dog does not approve of hanging out in water either. I keep trying though!