K9 Kamp Week 4 Highlights: Kamper’s Choice!

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doggy step aerobics with Daisy

WOW…It’s the final week of K9 Kamp! Hopefully you’ve enjoyed it as much as we have! This week’s K9 Kamp Fitness Challenge was ‘Kamper’s Choice’ meaning do whatever fitness activities you and your dog enjoy most. Well, we did that the first week during the Walking on Sunshine Challenge since walking is our favorite and most frequent activity. So this week we decided to try working on a few tricks and skills, and added a fitness-spin on them by incorporating my fitness ball and aerobic step. For those of you who are young enough to have missed out on the step aerobics craze, here’s a funny and retro flashback. I love that Gilad had a parrot in his workout videos!:

Anyway, this week was mostly for fun. I did a few ab crunches on the ball and made a game of stepping up and down on the step with Daisy.  As usual, I got a pretty decent abdominal workout from laughing so much!

Daisy Step Up

Step Up Step Down: We like to practice climbing on and off of the agility equipment at the dog park so I thought it would be fun to make a game of it at home using my old aerobic step which doesn’t get much use these days (My current favorite is doing Zumba with the Wii or DVD set!) We took turns stepping on and off and once Daisy figured out what to do it was fun to try to get on the step before she got off. She got super excited and bumped me off the step a few times trying to get the treats I was using as incentive!

Daisy fitness ball

Fitness Ball Fun: I use my stability ball fairly often so it’s always sitting out for Daisy to poke at and chase around the room. With Papa’s help we’ve been teaching her to stand on the ball. Her legs still tremble and one of us has to hold the ball so she doesn’t fall off, while the other one encourages her with treats and a helping hand, but she’s getting the hang of it! Since he was busy the day I decided to try to get photos, this was about the best shot I could get on my own! It’s a work in progress…

Daisy on the ball - almost

So, those are our highlights from Week #4! How did YOU do??? We’ve really enjoyed participating in this year’s K9 Kamp Fitness Challenge and following the adventures of the other Kampers, too! A BIG Thank You to the co-hosts over at Kol’s Notes and Peggy’s Pet Place for ALL their hard work putting this together!

Leave us a comment to let us know you stopped by! Don’t forget to visit the other pet blogs in the listing below and remember to stop by the K9 Kamp Headquarters for a chance to win cool prizes for participating!



Comments

  1. Oh I used to watch Gilad! Working out on the beach in Hawaii with him was much less painful than many of the other exercise shows! Daisy is super adorable on her stepper. Thanks for kamping with us!
    Peggy, Kelly and Brooks

  2. It looks like you and Daisy had so much fun this week! Congrats on finishing K9 Kamp!

  3. Ohhhh, smart Daisy! Love that pic on the stepper! It’s been fun kamping with you!

  4. hee hee, I loved doing step aerobics! I’m with you now, I think Zumba is much more fun! Daisy is such a great workout partner and I’m sure using the exercise ball is doing wonders for her core too!! Nice work!

  5. Daisy and that ball are CUTE AS WOOF! That is a great way to train her core stability (just like in humans!) WE do something similar with Koly & Fe!

  6. What a great idea! Daisy looks like she was enjoying herself! We had fun Kamping with you all!

    Elyse and Riley

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