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Dog Walking Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Dog Walking.

Dog-Friendly Vacations

Whether you're traveling solo or bringing the whole family along on vacation, you can add even more fun to your trip by including your beloved canine companion. More than 80 percent of people who travel with pets bring their dog, according to a 2...  Read more

''I Walked From a Size 14 to a Size 8''

Bonnie (BONNIEBELLE2), who declined to share her starting weight, knew she was overweight and was ready to do something about it. So she started by putting one foot in front of the other with a walking program. Forty-two pounds later, she’s dro...  Read more

Is Your Child Ready for a Pet?

Taking care of a pet has been shown to help children develop empathy and compassion for animals, people and themselves. But how can you tell if your child is ready for the responsibility of caring for a pet? First, you should change your thinkin...  Read more

Sporty Dogs: The Best Breeds for Active People

If you're an active and outdoorsy person who likes running, hiking or boating, it's nice to have some company who shares your passion. When your friends and loved ones aren't available, there's a dog for that.     Before...  Read more

Choosing the Right Leash and Collar for Your Dog

When you bring a dog into your life, along with a water and food bowl, the first things you'll need to buy are a collar and leash. Most cities have laws about keeping dogs on leash when they're outside of your house or yard. But even if your...  Read more

walk the stairs
Updated 4/21/2014 2:28:50 AM

take 10 minutes of your lunch break and walk the stairs...  Read more

Bragaboutme Walk 5 Miles 3 Times Week
Updated 4/19/2014 6:37:20 AM

I have been doing this for a year, but once I hit 5 miles, 2 hours after exercise extremely fatigued,eat, shot for the day. I have discussed w/ MD. HEALTH NOT AN ISSUE, they says it's just age. Can this be...  Read more

50 mins of mat pilates and a 1 hour walk! whoohoo!
Updated 4/17/2014 2:20:25 PM

I didn't really feel like exercising but I turned on my PC and went to youtube. I started with working my thighs for 10 minutes, then my butt for another 10 minutes, then my obliques, then my lower abs, then my abs and lo and behold, I had done a 50...  Read more

Miles to walk/Lbs to lose by summer (June 22)
Updated 4/21/2014 7:22:43 AM

Hi all! I want to set a goal for myself to walk 50 miles & lose 15 pounds by summer! That is June 22 (9 1/2 weeks)! If anyone would like to join me, please do! I would love the company!! SW: 4/16/14 - 212.5 Miles walked: 4/16/14 - 1.12...  Read more

Walking to running (beginner)
Updated 4/16/2014 11:19:53 PM

Has anyone with no experience has a runner for main exercise, worked their way to the endurance required to do so? I found several tools for new runners, such as the C25K. I'm just looking for anyone who was in the same boat I am. Any tips, inspir...  Read more

Get Moving

Fidget, pace, dance during commercials, stretch often, walk the dog, walk a baby, walk a friend.Waking up muscles burns more calories than letting them sleep. (just don't be a pest to your family.)...  Read more

Tell the kids

I make sure to tell my kids we are going to do something physical on the weekend that they enjoy and in turn they will bug me to go and I don't want to disapoint so I get my exercise. Examples: Beach, Park, Rock Climbing, Water Park, An Organized Rac...  Read more

THE WALKING WARRIORS_Sisters in Sweat

Rain or Shine, Indoor or Outdoor Walk, WALK & WALK SOME MORE. Lose Weight, Inches, and Stress with support every Step & Mile along the way! "Every day is a great day to take a walk" ~Leslie Sansone...  Read more

Exercise Will Stop Being a Chore and Start Being Fun--But When?

Last week, I blogged about walking my first 5K, a huge accomplishment for me. At what point did exercise go from being a chore to something to look forward to for me? When I quit making myself try to perform at other people’s levels,...  Read more

DVD Review: Amy Dixon's 'Give Me 10!' Has It All

Adopting my dog a few months ago has changed my life in many ways, and that includes my exercise routine. While I'm even more active than before since I share dog-walking responsibilities with my fiancé, I'm not able to spend as much t...  Read more

Dog walking

Walked dogs for 7 miles. Yay me!...  Read more

Dog walking for exercise again today

It was pouring this morning so bike riding was not happening. We could see the rain bouncing of the road and we didn't fancy a soaking to be frank. Just as we were about to leave for work, the rain stopped and the black clouds cleared, leaving grey...  Read more