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Most who follow and read this blog know our family are lovers of dogs.
See the youngest member of our family is our 3 year old golden retriever, Elsa.
Elsa just celebrated her 3rd birthday this past March. The weather here was still downright chilly and nasty around the time of her birthday.
But now we are finally beginning to see the light of day and spring has indeed sprung in the last few weeks.
Elsa doesn’t seem to care about the temperature though. However, she isn’t a fan of windy rain for some reason.
But snow doesn’t seem to bother her. However, in the snow and cold, I am the last person to get out and keep her active. Don’t get me wrong she goes out in our backyard during this time of the year, but by herself.
Now that weather is indeed warming up, she finally gets to have the family join her outdoors.
During the spring and summer time, we spend lots of time outdoors with Elsa. So much so we do our best to help keep her active, as well as ourselves. Plus, we try to keep her eating healthy with awesome deals, such as this..
What are some ways, we help Elsa get more active and healthier in the spring months?
1. Get our walking on.
During the colder months, there really is no need to walk Elsa as she is trained to use our backyard. But once the weather warms up, I happen to love walking to exercise. So, I try often enough to have her join me on the walks.
2. Kick the soccer ball around.
My oldest plays soccer and her dad just happens to be her coach. So, they will sometimes practice in our backyard together. Of course, our dog loves to get in the action with them. She will run around while they are playing and sometimes even nudge the ball with her nose, too!
3. Feed dogs only the best.
So, I happen to shop at Target quite often and usually in my shopping trips here is when I tend to replenish dog food for Elsa.
During a recent trip, I decided to try, Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® DISH Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe.
See our dog, happens to enjoy Chicken & Brown rice blends. So, I happily thought I’d give Nutrish DISH Chicken & Brown Rice a go for her.
While I do tend to switch brands sometimes and even the blend, when I do so I also make sure to gradually introduce the newer food by incorporating it into our current dog food over the course of 7-10 days.
But why Nutrish DISH?
Because Nutrish DISH uses Real U.S. farm raised chicken and/or beef as their first ingredient. Plus they use the world’s whole best ingredients that are safely USA cooked for all dogs.
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4. Play go fetch with them.
Our dog loves to play fetch and has finally mastered the notion of dropping her fetched item to actually play along. We have used tennis balls, toy bones, frisbees and more. But dog toys can be costly if you are continually buying. Because let’s face it, dogs (at least ours) loses or destroys her toys with her rough play often enough.
So, I have come up with a clever and inexpensive way to play fetch with her.
See we drink bottled water here. I go through enough bottles weekly. Plus, socks seem to lose their mates often enough, too. So, I have learned to re-purpose those mismatched socks and old water bottles.
I cover the used water bottles with mismatched socks to make the perfect DIY Recycled Dogs Toy to play fetch with our doggie.
Make it yourself…
DIY Recycled Sock Dogs Toy
Old mismatched sock
1. Dry out used water bottle.
2. Take one old mismatched sock and slide the water bottle inside the sock.
3. Double knot the sock.
4. Go outside and play fetch with your dogs.
How do you get your dogs in shape and active in the warmer weather?
Share in the comments with me…