Working out with your dog: built-in social support

Many studies have been done to identify the keys to maintaining a fitness regimen (“exercise adherence” in fancy terms). One widely agreed-upon element is the importance of social support. Having a workout buddy, for instance, provides encouragement, moral support, accountability and someone to share in your accomplishments. When you choose your dog as your workout partner, you get all of those benefits plus you’re bound to have fun – another one of the keys to sticking with a workout routine. It’s no wonder that people who join Thank Dog! Bootcamp keep coming back, month after month, even year after year.

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