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    have a formal fitness program established for your dogs?
    I put little Brody on a pretty formal program back in 2008 and think I will do the same this spring with Sally as well.
    I do a mix of cardio and strength training with them generally but mapping it out helps me stay on track
    http://andrea-agilityaddict.blogspot.com/

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    How formal is formal??? I subscribe to 3 mile offlead runs/walks/swims on a regular basis here. So far, so good.

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    I'm curious too about your program. Are you conditioning for a sport or hunting?
    Lola 2/9/09


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    I do what Anne does. Run my dog 4 times per week or so.

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    My dogs get walked a mile,then some agility in the yard. They also run all day when i'm home and we get good fetch games in!
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    Field work 5 days a week which includes tons of swimming and running doing water t and swimby, channel blinds, permenant blinds, plus lining drills plus 6-10 marks a day. One very tired pup.
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    Does jumping in and out of my lap count..getting up and down to let dogs in and out..hmmmmmmmm

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    Nothing formal here, however, they get regular walks, regular fetch time, attend doggy daycare twice a week and they use my house as their own personal track and field facility ... meaning at any time of the day, you can find two of the three running through the house at top speed either after each other or after my cat. They also happen to use my bed as their own personal play pen and I will quite often find them atop of the bed wrestling and doing their thing when everybody else is in the living room watching TV.

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    My program was mainly developed to get Brody fit enough to do 2 BIG back to back trials (agility) one weekend was 2 days the next was three days.
    Brody is not a dog to tear around a field needlessly so it needed to be formal. Hillwork, stretches, road work (on lead) what I know as fartleks (quick run/walk/run activities) , stair work, and of course agility built in.
    http://andrea-agilityaddict.blogspot.com/

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