Swimming Walks

20 Sep

For dogs with hip dysplasia, swimming is the best thing for them. It provides them with exercise while helping their joints as opposed to hindering them, which running certainly does do.

So almost every day this summer, we would walk the three blocks down to the river for Tux’s swimming walks. He’d pull as hard as he could on our way down, knowing he was heading toward the water.

To get him swimming, we throw rocks in the river and he ‘chases’ them. Hey, we never argued he’s the smartest dog in the world.

Here’s a glimpse of Tux’s swimming walks:

 

Waiting…

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Jumping…

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Fetching….(No, he never gets the rocks)

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Sitting….(begging)

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Waiting…

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Winking?

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Love this dog.

 

Today’s Question: What’s your Favourite Place to Take your Dog?

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4 Responses to “Swimming Walks”

  1. Jill September 20, 2011 at 4:06 pm #

    I love running with our dogs. Watching their ears flap up and down makes me smile every time.

    I also love taking them on trails where they can go off-leash. Seeing them run around with the “crazy face of happiness” is so satisfying. Plus, they sleep so well afterwards.

    Tux is so handsome! I bet his ears are so soft and squishy. 🙂

  2. Dana September 20, 2011 at 4:58 pm #

    Too cute! We used to have a black lab who was slightly on the dim side. We’d throw her snowballs to chase.

    • Cat's Cove Writing Services September 26, 2011 at 11:42 am #

      Tux is dim enough to chase snowballs, too! I can’t even whisper the word, “Snow” without him losing his mind. Even when it’s 35 degrees outside.

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