FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 29:24 Enjoy Your Movement

LabLessons from FitLab Deep Creek:

Enjoy Your Movement.

Puddin is still not accustomed to being an only dog, especially on her walks, but we make sure she gets to go outside and enjoy her movement. If you want to make movement part of your lifestyle, it helps to enjoy your movement activities. Puddin not only loved the scents on her Sniffy Sunday walk, she also made use of the video break to roll around. We’re doing our best to keep her entertained until we find her the right furry friend.

Move more. Move often. Even when you’re sad, try to enjoy your movement.

FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 28:24 Stay Positive on the Trail

LabLessons from FitLab Deep Creek:

Stay Positive on the Trail.

Puddin has noticed that there is a lot of negativity on social media…even on Facebook groups for trail enthusiasts 😳. Dog walkers complain about cyclists. Cyclists complain about walkers. Everyone complains about SOMETHING. Puddin encourages people to focus on their own behavior and safety. If you behave in a way that keeps you (and your dogs) safe on the trail, the trail will be a more positive place for everyone.

Move more. Move often. Tune in for weekly wisdom from Labradors.

FitLabDeepCreek Movement Tips & Labrador Lessons 27:24

FitDeepCreek promotes #movementisalifestyle with weekly movement tips & a Labrador Lesson.  This week Pudding is missing Maggie, but reminds us to Just Keep Moving


Our Movement Tip for this week: Happy 4th of July & stay safe in the heat

FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 27:24 Just Keep Moving

LabLessons from FitLab Deep Creek:

Just Keep Moving.

Last week, we lost Maggie the Black Lab to a fast-growing spinal tumor. We are sad (massive understatement)…and Puddin the Yellow Lab is also sad. But the best thing for all of us is to keep moving. We’re honoring Maggie’s memory by hiking trails she loved. And we’re creating a new normal for Puddin by keeping her moving.

Move more. Move often. Even when you’re sad…especially, when you’re sad…Keep moving. Remember the good times.

FitLabDeepCreek Movement Tip & 2 Labrador Lessons 25:24

FitLabDeepCreek promotes #movementisalifestyle with weekly movement tips & a Labrador Lesson.  This week the Labs gave us 2 tips due to the hot weather The Upside of Social Media Heatwave Safety Tips

Our Movement Tip- You Can’t Control the Weather


FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 25:24 Heatwave Safety Tips for Dogs

LabLessons from FitLab Deep Creek:

Heatwave Safety Tips for Dogs.

Due to the current heatwave impacting much of the country, we’re bringing you a bonus Lab Lesson – 5 tips to keep dogs (and their humans) safely moving through the summer heat. 1) Get out early (or late) to avoid mid-day heat. 2) Choose soft surfaces if possible (cooler on paws). 3) Choose shade if possible. 4) Let the dogs set the pace (but be ready to slow them down or shorten the walk as needed). 5) Make plenty of water stops.

Move more. Move often. Stay safe so that you can keep moving in any weather.

FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 23:24 Share the Trail

Labrador Lesson from FitLabPGH:

Share the Trail.

As Labradors, we love to explore trails with our humans. We’ve been asked how we decide when to step aside to let oncoming trail users pass us. Because some trail users are intimidated by dogs, if it’s safe to do so, we step off the trail. Providing extra space for other trail users allows them to enjoy their trail time and leaves a positive impression of our trail dogs.

Move more. Move often. Share the trail.


FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 21:24 It’s Not Always About Pace

Labrador Lesson from FitLabPGH:

It’s Not Always About Pace.

As humans, we tend to have a plan when we go out for a walk, hike, or run that includes a certain pace…especially if we use Strava. The Labs are here to remind us that sometimes enjoying our time outside is more important than pace…especially if there are good smells or acorns to forage. The Labs go MUCH slower if there are acorns…

Note: Ben is aware that Labradors are dogs!

Move more. Move often. Worry less about pace; just keep moving.


FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 20:24 Follow the Trail Dog

Labrador Lesson from FitLabPGH:

Follow the Trail Dog.

As Labradors, we’re comfortable making our way through rocky, rooted, uneven trails. We understand that not all humans share our comfort level. So if you’re a human who struggles to pick your way along challenging trails, we suggest you find a trail dog to follow.

At FitLab, Maggie the Black Lab is our trail leader, almost always choosing the best lines. Puddin the yellow lab is equally sure-footed, but she chooses questionable lines that may prove difficult for humans. Move more. Move often. When in doubt, follow a trail dog.


FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 19:24 It’s All About the Dogs

Labrador Lesson from FitLabPGH:

It’s All About the Dogs.

You may have a plan when you go out for a walk, hike, or run that includes a certain pace. If you’re moving with dogs, remember to factor their comfort into your plan. If you have a dog who doesn’t love heat (or who isn’t acclimated to heat), a fast run on a hot Spring day is not a good idea. Of course, don’t risk your safety trying to keep up with your dog! And don’t risk your dog’s health asking him/her to keep up with you.

Move more. Move often. Move with your dogs. Stay safe.