Exercise for Old Dogs

When you have two really old dogs (and it’s 90 degrees outside), long walks are out of the question.  It is my responsibility to find other ways to entertain these guys.  We spend lots of time outside in early morning and late evening smelling things, and hanging on our deck watching the wildlife (we live along a river).

When we are stuck inside because of the heat, it’s a good time to practice our obedience.  We use dog food or treats (sometimes they have hidden pills) to perfect manners & even learn new tricks.  I sometimes pull out food-dispensing toys to keep old brains active & working out a puzzle to find dinner.  By the evening time, these old pups are always worn out!

We may no longer be going for jogs around the park, but it doesn’t mean we aren’t having any fun!

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