set a routine

Successful regular dog walkers usually have a consistent routine where they walk at the same time each day, and therefore have to think less about doing it. Check and adapt your schedule.

get up and go

Try laying out your walking clothes the night before, so itโ€™s easy to get up and go. Your dog is ready to walk when you are (unlike friends and family), and will let you know when itโ€™s time to get going! You can even train your dog to pester you to take them for a walk by rewarding their agitation and excitement with action.

donโ€™t forget your diary!

Continue to use your daily dog walking diary to monitor your progress towards your goals.

week 3 barrier busting

โ€˜I don't have timeโ€™

โ€œAre they really lazy? Perhaps they are actually a bit unfit. After a few weeks of greater exercise you will be amazed at how trim and energetic they become. Try it and observe for yourself.

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As for the weather, is it really you who doesnโ€™t like the rain? Thereโ€™s no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing! Invest in some warm and waterproof clothing for you, and your dog if needed.โ€

donโ€™t forget to print your diary

to keep track of your challenge

Get inspired with our top 25 dog-friendly woodland walks

Our friends at The Woodland Trust have close to 1000 dog-friendly woods across the UK that are perfect for walks with your four-legged friend โ€“ take a look at our favourites.

Get inspired with our top 25 dog-friendly woodland walks

Our friends at The Woodland Trust have close to 1000 dog-friendly woods across the UK that are perfect for walks with your four-legged friend โ€“ take a look at our favourites.