Friday, March 20, 2009

Dog-xer-cise: Chomping Chews!

In addition to all the frantic to-ing and fro-ing chasing all manners of possible intruders from the two legged to the four furry legged that we, Dog Woods Pack do to keep trim and fit; this, gentle readers, is one of our favourite dog-xer-cises - well at least in this TOP DOG's books. I call 'em the 'Chomping Chews!'

I use a doggy dumbell in Dog Woods but if you don't have one you could use any of your favourite toy or plastic bottle ...

Wagging Warm Ups

The most important step before any dog-xer-cise is the warm ups. Now, warm-ups are very important because we don't want to end up straining or injuring any of our hunky ripped muscles.

The simplest and possibly the best warm-ups in the sphere of dog-xer-cise is wagging one's tail. So, fur friends out there, wag ya tail to your heart's content! Good way to jump start your metabolic rate too esp. when your human's have made more than many jibes about your weight (I hear ya vo-lup-chew-us Suzuki!).

When we're nicely warm and limber ... (when are we ever not?!), the next step comes the actual dog-xer-cise!

First, position the dumbell (or toy or plastic bottle) to the left of snout, open wide and sink your pearly whites in and CHEW! That's it. Chew! Chomp to the left! Work those jaw muscles now ... Chomp 1 and 2 and 3 and 4! and ...

Chomping chew to the left

...Change sides! Chew RIGHT! Chomp 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 ... That's it... Work those right jaw muscles now!

Chomping Chew to the Right

Now, chew on your sides!! Chomp 1, Chomp 2, Chomp 3 ... and flip over to the other side and Chew! Chomp 1 & Chomp 2 & Chomp 3 ...

Chomping on one's side
Now (huff-puff-pant-pant...) , last set chomping is to Chew Up-side Down! And ....Chomp 1, Chomp 2, Chomp 3 ...

Chewing Up-side Down!

Phew!! ... now that's quite a chewing wor- out, I'd say! You would like to repeat if don't think you're not working your muscles enough... but usually a complete set of chomping chews for this TOP DOG is enough to keep my handsome face and jaw muscles looking trim and sleek. ;)


  1. BOL Pawsome photos :)
    Big licks to you

  2. Now that is my kind of exercise!!! Good work and thanks for the warm up tip!


  3. We must remember the warm up - that seems to be where we are going wrong!
    It's a tough life.
    Martha & Bailey xx

  4. I kind of work out the same way you do. Chomp, chomp, chomp, roll over, chomp, wag tail.


  5. BOL! You made Mum laugh and laugh!

    Love, Dozer, Dottie and cooper

  6. Oh my DOG, I just can't stop laughing... gagagagagagaagagagagagagagagagagagaga... this post is giving me the tummy ache, 'cause it made me laugh like a crazy doggie!!!


  7. The Chief says I sound like a canine version of Jane Fonda!

    Who is that ... pray tell? :p

    Licks and Wags,

    Tuffy of Dog Woods

  8. Whew! You should make your own work-out video complete with leg warmers and head band! Let's get physical!

    Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

  9. Wow, after all that hard work, I bet you need a nice long nap.

  10. Hmmmmmm, Phantom really needs to work on warm-ups, he doesn't know how to wag his tail - Mom says he never wags it, just holds it up high over his back. When will we be able to buy your exercise videos?

    Tail wags, the OP Pack

  11. We love the picture of you chewing upside down!
    Great workout!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  12. Mom says she has started me on a workout, hopefully it is exactly like your, I like how you do it. =)

  13. Pawesome! I am going to follow your technique!
    Kisses and hugs

  14. And think about the great shape your teeth are in now after that work out!