Yesterday was National Spoil Your Dog Day. The Labs have proposed that EVERY day should be spoil your dog day, and they have 3 tips to help you spoil your dog. Tip 1: Spend time with your dog(s). They like being with you! Tip 2: Move with your dog(s) on most days. This will help your dog (and you) live a long and healthy life. Tip 3: Give them healthy treats. The Labs love blueberries and carrots, but there’s nothing wrong with the occasional pup cup!
Take home message from the Labs to all the dog owners out there: Make every day Spoil Your Dog Day (in a healthy way).
Today’s Labrador Lesson is a combination of Friday Fun and weekly gratitude. Three reasons we’re thankful to be the Labs of FitLabPGH. 1. We get to move most days, and we love to move. 2. When we move, our humans make it all about us (our pace; shade; soft surfaces; water breaks; and leashes to keep us safe). 3. Our humans (a.k.a., The Staff) know we’re more than walking buddies, and we’re not just accoutrements…they treat us as part of the family.
Our take home message to the dogs out there: Move more. Move often. Be thankful for your humans, just as they’re thankful for you.
As Labradors, we enjoy EVERY opportunity to move…even when it’s hot…or cold…or rainy…or when the air quality is bad due to Canadian wildfires…Humans sometimes focus on the negative aspects of their movement practice…weather, crowds, difficulty level…instead, try focusing on the positive…celebrate your opportunities to move.
Whether you’re a human or a dog, remember that the opportunity to move is worth celebrating! Move more. Move often. Celebrate your opportunities to move.