But if you're lucky enough to work in a pet friendly office or in your pet friendly home, then every day can be take your dog to work day!
All the years I worked in an office, I never worked for a company that allowed pets in the office on any day.
So now that I work from my home office, I like to take advantage of this perk, every day. And that means being able to take short breaks throughout the day to get in a little training with Rocco and a little exercise for myself too.
For a pup with a short attention span (and that's a lot of them!), short training sessions are a huge benefit. You want to finish training on a good note, before the dog gets bored or wants to wander off. And that might mean keeping each training session to 15 minutes or less.
Whether we're learning a new trick or playing agility, we'll often train for about 5 minutes and then call it quits, while Rocco still wants to do more. That way he's happy and enthusiastic about the next training session.
There's some thinking that short workout sessions for humans can be better than long ones too. It could be because it's easier to find 10 minutes in a busy day than an entire hour. But in the end, you still need to put the time in to stay fit and healthy.
For us, the key is to keep it fun. When training is fun, it keeps us both going back for more. And, there's nothing like a furry pup to keep things motivating and fun!
Speaking of fun, it's already time for our summer session of K9 Kamp! The next session starts next Friday and we want to give you a sneak peak at the Challenge so you can starting thinking about all the fun you can have. The Challenge for K9 Kamp Summer Session 2014 is….
Backyard Fitness Games!
We think you'll have lots of fun with it and we can't wait to get started!
Kamp runs from June 27 - July 18 with the K9Kampfire Blog Hop (where you'll link up how you did with the challenge) on July 25. As always, K9 Kamp will run alongside FitDog Friday, so you can feel free to post your progress at anytime during the Kamp session!
And, next week, we have some other big news to share with you too… stay tuned! Hint: it's all in line with having fun with your pup.
And finally, it's time to announce… another colossal K9 Kamp giveaway filled with goodies that active pups will love!
Get Ready for Another Awesome K9 Kamp Giveaway!The giveaway will officially open next Friday, when we announce the K9 Kamp challenge! Take a look at these goodies you'll have the chance to win! *Dogs not included!
One lucky winner will win all these amazing items donated by these K9 Kamp supporters: PetSafe, Collarific, Petco, DogTread, SmartCookee, Jones Chews, and For Love of a Dog!
- Drinkwell Pagoda Fountain (donated by PetSafe)
- Collarific Bandana (donated by Collarific Dog Bandanas)
- Kyjen Dog Agility Starter Kit (donated by Petco)
- K9FITbone (donated by DogTread)
- One Pack 100% Natural Omega Dog Treats (donated by SmartCookee)
- Seven-inch Center Bone (donated by Jones Chews)
- Handmade Porcelain Dog Bone Pendant (donated by For Love of a Dog)
- K9FITvest (donated by DogTread)
Value of the prize pack is over $350. Wow! We could have a whole lot of fun with all these goodies!
The fun and games continue every Friday with FitDog Friday, the weekly Blog Hop brought to you by To Dog With Love, SlimDoggy and Peggy's Pet Place to promote a healthy active lifestyle for pets (and their people, too!). Join in every Friday by linking up your FitDog story or visiting the blogs in the Hop.