Exercises for plucky dogs

This is Meja.
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Today she is going to show us some exercises we can do with a human and a very long stick.
 
First, we warm up with a little tug-o-war.
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This strengthens your jaws, neck and back wonderfully!
 
Then we do a precision exercise; lungeing your human. Make sure to keep her running in a smooth circle and at an even pace.
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This is good for balance and legs. Remember not to clench your jaw too tightly, as you may stress your human!
 
Moving on then to the high jumps, a popular exercise for most dogs!
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Excellent exercise for lower back and hind legs. Just get your human to keep the stick high enough; you want to work those muscles well!
 
And finally…
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… don’t forget to stretch!
 
Well, that’s all from Meja today. And remember: once you’re done, you can always use the stick for a good chew!
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(Thanks, of course, to Meja’s human, Maria, who assisted in these exercises…)

A random piece of photo art…

… just to keep my hand in.

I did a serendipitous little photo session with Twiggy the cairn terrier the other day, and in the sun and snow some shots were a bit (…) over exposed. Black and wiry-haired, however, she then made a perfect subject for some quick sketching…

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The difference between dogs and cats…

Just click a thumbnail to see a series…

Dogs:

Cats:

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