Basketball is a great sport to play and watch and if you are a basketball enthusiast, then you will surely want to tie your love for the game in with your love for your dog. But a dog can't shoot hoops or dribble a ball or play a game of basketball, right? Of course your dog can! Your dog can also be involved in your basketball filled life in many other ways with these awesome activities. Grab your basketball and your pup and get ready to play!
If you are a basketball buff then you surely know all about basketball sprints. This is an exercise used by many teams and players to practice sprinting, turning around quickly and sprinting again. Not only does this workout help build up endurance but it also helps basketball players learn to stop and pivot on a dime. So, why not teach your dog how to do basketball sprints? After all, your pup loves to run, can sprint and can quickly change directions. This is the perfect activity for a basketball loving owner and their pooch! Get ready to run with your dog while practicing for your next big basketball game.
If you are debating whether you should practice your free throws or play with your dog, the choice is clear - both! Your dog can help you practice your free throws by being your official ball retriever. Almost all dogs love balls and will happily chase a ball for you. This is perfect because, when practicing free throws, you will definitely benefit from someone bringing the ball to you after each throw, saving you the time of chasing the ball yourself! So grab your dog's leash and collar and head on over to your local court for some practice and play with your dog.
The ultimate dream of any basketball and dog lover is that their dog would be able to actually play basketball. Well, get ready to make this dream come true! While a dog may not be able to dunk in a ten foot hoop or throw a free throw, they can certainly learn to get a basket in a small child sized hoop. Just as you can train your dog to catch a ball and put it down on the ground, you can teach a dog to catch a basketball and put it right into a hoop. Dogs playing basketball - absolutely!
If your dog is new to the family and doesn't have a name just yet, try out a few basketball inspired names. Hoops, Shaq or Dunk are all names your could consider!
Whether it is on TV or in your local neighborhood, you should never watch basketball alone - always bring your dog! Basketball is for everyone after all!
If your life revolves around basketball, make sure to include your dog in that world. Your dog will love basketball as much as you mainly because they will be spending time by your side. Whether you teach your dog to dunk or simply have them work out along side of you, the basketball bond will grow. Get your ball and a ball for your dog and hit the courts. Who knows, your dog may be the next Air Bud!