BEATING THE HEAT! – 05.21.2011
May in Miami brings with it incredible heat and humidity and it only gets worse from here. At times, it gets so steamy outside that it’s unbearable and it feels as though the air is smothering you. Because of this, I had already started to practice Orso’s trotting at strange hours when there was no sun out. We had found that this practice wasn’t really working too well because his feeding schedule was getting thrown off. To beat the heat around here, we have decided to teach Orso how to use the treadmill. I am lucky enough to own a gym, which means finding a treadmill for Orso was easy and he took to it so easily. He was unsure at first and I treated him for smelling it and standing on it. We left the motor running for a little while so he would get used to the sound. Within minutes, we managed to get him on it at a walk just to familiarize himself with the feeling of the belt below him.
Below is a video clip of Orso’s absolute first time on a treadmill. The clip is about 5 minutes long. Orso is a brave dog, very confident and does not need too much coaxing to try new stuff! Enjoy!
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