1. Get excited about going for a walk
Every dog owner knows that dogs have a special radar, so if you even think about going for a walk, dogs can read something in your body language and like a bullet are at the door the very instant you start thinking about a walk, let alone actually say the word “walk”. “Puppy”, my dog, would get so excited, jumping around, jumping on you, when we were getting ready to take her out it was a challenge to get the leash on her, until we taught her ‘sit’.
People aren’t built to sit in an office from 9-5 daily. A dear friend learned recently, the hard way, that if you don’t get up from time to time you can get sick, or worse. In “Stand Up While You Read This” Olivia Judson points out that “…sitting is one of the most passive things you can do. You burn more energy by chewing gum or fidgeting than you do sitting still in a chair.” Puppy taught me to go for a walk and explore the world around me.
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