If you have more than one dog, you may think that roller skating is out. It's too difficult. How can you get two dogs to work in tandem? Well, they do it with more than two dogs in the icy north, so why can't you teach your two canines to work as a team? It will take time but it will be worth it. Even two small dogs will enjoy this workout and with you skating alongside it will be fun. You just have to get them used to running together and not stopping or crossing over each other. Start by hitching them up and running around home together. Then once you master the basics, you can put your skates on and try that. Once they get it, you can take them out in public and wow everyone with how clever your mini mushing team is.
At special times throughout the year, most towns have a parade or two happening. This activity is the perfect time to put on your roller skates, hook your dog on their leash, don the backpack and take off to join or at least watch the parade. The atmosphere is usually lively and fun, and it is a great way to socialize your dog. They may be overcome with the noise to start with, so reassure them and keep them close and let them adjust. It is also a good opportunity to train them to focus on what you want and to not get distracted by the activity going on around them. They will meet so many other dogs and learn to interact politely; the effort will have been well worth your while. Then you just have to roller skate your way home again! Exercise done!