28 September 2017

Run Buddy Mobile: A mobile dog gym offering fitness sessions!


There's no doubt that exercising is beneficial for leading long lasting lives in humans. Countless studies have been done and the fact is that maintaining a well balanced diet with exercise is crucial for living long and healthy lives. The same goes for your pets. My dogs are seniors and I have had both of them since they were eight weeks old. They are now both older than a decade which is sometimes unheard of in dog years. From the time that I decided to embark of a long term goal of becoming a dog owner, I made a promise to myself and to my dogs that I would provide the best care for them so I could provide a life of joy for each of my two dogs. For everyone that meets my two little dogs, no one believes how old they are. They are vibrant, active, trim, healthy and full of love. Make no mistake that this was through years of educating myself in what my dogs needed, wanted, and what served them best in order to live long lives.

You see, as many of you can relate, dogs enrich our lives. Studies show that actually owning a dog lowers blood pressure and adds years to the owner's life. It's only natural that I want to have my dogs alive for as long as possible, for the gift that any pet brings us, is well, priceless.

I recently heard about a new company called, Run Buddy Mobile, and I really loved their concept. They are not paying me to do this review, nor am I getting and free rides with them, I just simply wanted to showcase them on my blog because of what the company stands for and for what my blog stands for.

Pet owners usually lead very busy lives, I know I for sure do. The reason I even have a second dog was to keep the other one company. I felt an incredible amount of guilt working 8-10 hours daily and being away from my fur kid. I feel a little at ease knowing that they have each other to play with. I'm also at more ease because I have a Furbo dog cam where I constantly check on them during the day and feed them treats. That has resulted in a small bit of weigh gain, which leads me to my next point. Dogs are living breathing beings and they require movement and exercise just like anyone! Can you imagine being stuck home all day with nothing to do, no where to walk or run do? I'm sure some of you would be like, that sounds amazing to sit on the couch all day, but let's be honest, we all love being active!

Serious problems can occur with lack of exercise. Run Buddy Mobile explains that:

Dogs can be like young children. If you don’t give them something constructive to do with their energy, they’ll find something to do on their own-and you may not like it!
  • Destructive chewing, digging or scratching
  • Investigative behaviors, like garbage raiding
  • Hyperactivity, excitability and night-time activity
  • Unruliness, knocking over furniture and jumping up on people
  • Excessive predatory and social play
  • Play biting and rough play
  • Attention-getting behaviors like barking and whining

Most of us are so tired from our own workday that the last thing we want to do is rush home and take the dog out for a daily run. Here's where Run Buddy Mobile comes in! They are a canine exercise service brought to your doorstep. Your dog simply steps inside their climate controlled mobile unit to experience the happiest thirty minutes of their day. Each mobile K-9 fitness unit is fitted with state-of-the-art equipment to accommodate any size and breed with the utmost safety and comfort. You can cheer your dog along the way or feel free to let our friendly professionals do the work for you.

The benefit of exercise and play for your dog are many, but here are a few listed on RunBuddy Mobile's website:

  • Reduce or eliminate the common behavior problems listed above, such as digging, excessive barking, chewing and hyperactivity
  • Keeps dogs healthy, agile and limber
  • Reduces digestive problems and constipation
  • Helps timid or fearful dogs build confidence and trust
  • Dogs feel sleepy, rather than restless, at bedtime or when you’re relaxing
  • Keep dogs’ weight under control
This passed weekend, my apartment complex was having a Pet Palooza Social for all residents and their four legged family members. RunBuddy Mobile was on site, and I captured the moments on camera! I want to mention that I was SUPER surprised that my two senior yorkies enjoyed this, I was skeptical because of their age, but sure enough they had a BLAST and were pooped! Please enjoy 
below!



☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️ Actual footage of Jolie after one session with Run Buddy Mobile ☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️