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View Poll Results: Does Having Dogs Make You More Active?
Yes 30 90.91%
No,I was active before 3 9.09%
No 1 3.03%
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 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?
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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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.
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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.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Absolutely!!!
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:16 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Sadly..YES!!
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:44 PM   #10 (permalink)
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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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