This may sound strange to you, but dogs are really good at yoga. Even clumsy ones. Of course, isn’t that where they got the “downward facing dog” position? Maybe. But, it doesn’t matter, your dog will love doga because they enjoy spending time with you, stretching, and just hanging out, which is basically what doga is. In fact, most dogs are already practicing yoga on a daily basis. Haven’t you ever seen your dog stick out their chest and stretch their back legs as far as they can or crouch down into a bow and put their head down? These are yoga poses for dogs. You won’t need much to prepare for doga. Just a place with enough room for both of you to stretch out and maybe a couple of yoga mats. There is no need for treats unless you plan on doing something special, but you can always reward your dog for being patient and listening. You also won’t need to do much to train your pooch, but you may have to convince your buddy to stay in a pose for a certain amount of time. Also, since it is typically an indoor activity, it doesn’t matter what the weather is like.
All dogs like to help. In fact, they do not even know it is a chore, and they actually think it is just having fun when you ask them to bring you something. Just like with children, if you tell them it’s a game, they will love it. You can train your poochie to help with chores even if they are clumsy. Just don’t do anything that takes a special skill or steady walking. Picking up trash is pretty easy for any dog. Any weather is fine when it comes to helping with chores unless it is an outside chore. What you need for this activity depends on what chores you are doing. If you want your little buddy to pick up trash, you won’t need anything but some trash and a trash bag. You carry the bag. Or you can have your pup just carry the trash to the trash can and drop it in. Even a clumsy pupster can do that.
If you want your dog to help you carry groceries or pull a cart with supplies while you work in the yard, this job is great for any dog whether they are clumsy or not. Although if you have a small dog, you won’t be able to let them pull much because they can only pull up to three times their own weight. So, if your dog only weighs 15 pounds, they can only pull up to 45 pounds, and that includes the cart too. It's best to do this activity when it is nice outside since it is done outside. For this activity, you will need a harness, shafts, and a cart, of course. They sell carts specifically for dogs to pull so you should check into that, and the shafts are just wooden poles that attach the harness to the cart. You'll also need some treats to reward your pup for doing it correctly.