All fun and games
Never forget how to play! Playing is fun, great exercise and helps your pet fulfil their natural instincts while promoting calmness and reducing anxiety.
As per the rules of the childhood favourite, 'tag' your dog then let him chase you to 'tag' you back.
One of the cheapest ways to entertain your cat is with some crumpled paper to scrunch, crinkle and bat around. Just make sure your cat isn't ripping off any of the paper and eating it.
Based on obedience training but with more elaborate footwork, a dance with your dog, whether at home or in competition, is a fun way to rack up some steps.
Canine charity race
How about a dog-friendly running event? Dogs are also believed to get 'runner’s high' so say hello to happy hormones for both of you!
Your new PT
Just like a personal trainer, your pet will never cancel and will always encourage you to do more.
Stand with legs shoulder-width apart. Squat and tap your dog with his favourite toy. As you rise, lift the toy above your head and encourage your dog to jump for it.
Bathroom ping pong
Make sure there's nothing your cat can knock over and that your bathtub is clean and dry. Place your cat in the bath and then drop a ping-pong ball. They'll love chasing it around!