Work Out With Your Dog
The Health Benefits of Dog Agility… for Humans
AOL’s Paw Nation features a report on the exercise and health benefits to humans engaged in dog agility training.
The report centers on research conducted by the University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology on dog agility training participants at the Zoom Room Dog Agility Training Center.
The researchers studied heart rate and metabolism (exchange of gases) of human handlers running the agility course with their dogs, and compared the elevation levels to that of other types of physical exercise.
Researchers found that agility training can be considered a “hard” or even “vigorous” workout, great news for dog owners trying to get more exercise!