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Gharrissc 01-17-2013 07:51 PM

Does Having A Dog Make You More Active?
For me having dogs does give me another excuse to get out of the house and do stuff with them,especially if the weather is nice. I just wanted to know if your dogs have made you more active or not?

Loneforce 01-17-2013 07:55 PM

Very much so. I would say my dog's have saved me, and made me meet people I would have never even thought of talking to before. Ginger is really laid back, but Jonas is a real go getter.

Shaolin 01-17-2013 08:03 PM

Very much so. I was already a very active person before him, but I am more so now. He also forces me out of bed when I go through a depression period and he's even helped me with PT! So yes, he's been a huge catalyst in my being more active.

glinny 01-17-2013 08:34 PM

Today I left my spot next to the wonderfully warm wood stove where I was happily quilting and went out into the cold to walk Effie in the woods. It was a nice walk but I would not have gone without a dog. I get a lot more exercise now.

Gretchen 01-17-2013 08:34 PM

Yes, and it helps keep the weight under control and better mental health getting out and meeting new people. We've discovered so many hidden jewels in our county that we would have otherwise ignored if we didn't have the dog. She also gives us the feeling of more security to feel safe to go out at night or hike in the woods.

gsdlover91 01-17-2013 09:10 PM

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Yes, I was active before, but now I have zero excuse to not go outside and go on a run with Berlin.

julie87 01-17-2013 09:31 PM


onyx'girl 01-17-2013 09:31 PM

I surely would have stayed inside last night during the sideways sleet if it weren't for training! Instead we were out running around and I was a hot mess from head to toe. The only thing that was cold on me were my fingers.
I've always been active, but training makes me get off my butt when I may want to sleep in or stay out of the frigid or extreme heat temps.

llombardo 01-17-2013 10:16 PM


Muneraven 01-17-2013 10:44 PM

I voted no, but . . .I'm wrong. I was just on my own case because I'm not as active as I ought to be. If I didn't have the dogs, though, I would probably be permanently fused to either the couch or the desk chair.

Maybe both. That would be interesting.

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