Siberian Husky Calisthenics

As a working breed, it is very important that we remain in top physical condition. Today, we demonstrate some Siberian Husky calisthenics that keep us in shape. You see some sled dogs do a variety of exercises during the off-season so that they are fully prepared for the rigors of our winter sport.

The workout we are about to show is intense and should only be attempted by athletes in top physical condition. We encourage you to use warm up in advance and pay a great deal attention to using proper form. We invite you to see some exclusive footage of the specially adapted training program for The Thundering Herd.

Remember, we are professionals.  Pace yourselves.


  1. Dennis the Vizsla on August 3, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Trying to work off all those Frosty Paws? 😉

  2. Honey the Great Dane on August 3, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Oh my God, guys – I think Wolverine needs to come and take workout tips from you! 😉 I was working up a sweat just watching you – don’t know how you can keep it up! 😛

    Honey the Great Dane

  3. Ruby's Raiser on August 3, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    This had me literally LOL, just priceless. I cannot take the combined cuteness of all those sprawled paws.

  4. This One Wild Life on August 3, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Shamus, the Newf, tried to do some Stomping of the Weeds, but he dropped to the floor a bit to soon. Emmett, our hound, didn’t even bother to circle. He just threw himself down. I’ll keep them at it. It obviously takes a lot of work to perfect that move. Form, style, the right number of turns… Ugh. Exhausting.

  5. Blogging Dante on August 3, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Hahahaha … absolutely cute commentary! I can’t help it though, all i could think of when i look at that carpet was: AHHHHHH!!!! ALL THE HAIR!!!!!! LOL

  6. Twinkietinydog on August 3, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Haaaaaaaaaa, I think I left you the appropriate comment on youtube. Okay, so I’ve posted about the walk one last time, but I want to wish you a glorious outcome. Thank you for helping out in volumes!!!

  7. The Life of Riley on August 3, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Moving this speed in your video, makes it seem like you are all going so much faster when you race! I follow the same training program, lying on the floor and only lifting one eyebrow (to follow progress) as my secretary types this message to you all.

  8. Deborah Flick on August 3, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    This is a hoot!!! Your dogs are SO beautiful. I could just look at them all day.

  9. Lexi and Jasper the Danes on August 3, 2010 at 6:05 am

    Yip, we’ll definately be leaving that to the professionals! We’ll have to take some notes so when we mature we can start our own training! :p

    Licks and lots of slobber,
    Lexi and Jasper the Danes

  10. Life With Dogs on August 2, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    This is vastly superior to that shake weight thing. 🙂

  11. HUSKYS RULE on August 2, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Ok…we are exhausted after that. Must pace ourselves!!
    Licks & Nibbles,
    Kody & Nia

  12. Lorenza on August 2, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    You have a pawesome exercising program!
    I will try to follow it!
    Kisses and hugs

  13. NCMountainwoman on August 2, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Glad to see everyone is getting ready for Sarge’s Walk.

  14. siku marie on August 2, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    First, you need a Caution at the beginning of this video: “We are professionals. Do not try this at home!” Second, ever consider doing a Sibe Fitness DVD? You put Tybo to shame…and think of the cross marketing possibilities…workout gear…energy bars…Thundering Herd Fitness Camp!

  15. My Three Dogs on August 2, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    You guys work too hard. You better slow down.

  16. Huffle Mawson on August 2, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    You lot are out of control. I was tired just watching all that excitement!

  17. sychoberians on August 2, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Awesome job Herd. We took notes for our excersise routine.

    Have you considered marketing a DVD maybe H6X.

    Remy and Flash

  18. Kari on August 2, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Hmmm that is quite the workout plan 🙂

    Don’t forget, we’ve moved to

  19. Sagira on August 2, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Thanks for sharing the secrets of how to keep in such great shape. 🙂

  20. gus, louie and callie on August 2, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    You all sure know how to keep in shape.. We always do a little couch launching, well the Pest does. She is known as the “Flying “B”itch” hehe

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  21. Khyra on August 2, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    I think woo’ve khaptured some of the khalisthenikhs from Khamp Khyra

    My mom wanted to do some human workouts with some Snowflake Plukhking!


  22. The Army of Four on August 2, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    It’s good that you put that disclaimer in there, reminding everyone that the Siberian Husky is a Working Breed. I mean, not just anyone can handle all that!!!!
    I need a nap.
    Play bows,

  23. The Luke on August 2, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    As a workout video, I would call this perfection! I see that you prepare for work pretty much as I prepare for sport!

    Loved it. Just sayin.

    Wif love from the Luke

  24. The OP Pack on August 2, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    You guys have it all covered – we tend to work the hardest on the doga stretch after the nap which of course comes after the stomping down of the weeds.

    Great presentation from the Herd.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  25. Stella on August 2, 2010 at 10:22 am

    My kind of exercising, guys, especially the after/nap part!

    Go to it!


  26. Zona on August 2, 2010 at 9:52 am

    You will most certainly be ready for winter!! BOL!


  27. KB on August 2, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Yes, you are “professional” NAPPERS! 🙂

    We’re pretty good at napping around here, except of course, in the middle of the night when our humans are sleeping. Then, we must protect the house from the slightest rustle outside… necessitating yet more napping during the day.

  28. Kira The BeaWootiful on August 2, 2010 at 9:17 am

    Wooos! I guess I will be in great shape fur the winter too!
    ~husky kisses~
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  29. Pup Fan on August 2, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Bella & I need to get on this training plan!

  30. Houndstooth on August 2, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Ha ha ha! Morgan does Doga exactly the same way! Whew! I feel like such a slacker now. I’m not getting nearly enough exercise.

    I just want to know what Hu-Dad did to The Herd to get them so tired before that workout!

  31. Lisa Rickards on August 2, 2010 at 7:47 am

    so cute!!! really liked the doggy doga.

  32. Khumbu on August 2, 2010 at 7:35 am

    Woooo well done the herd, I see a lot of effort has gone into your exercise. Well deserved rest 🙂


  33. Ricky on August 2, 2010 at 7:06 am

    Your poor hu-dad – having to deal with all that activity in the house like that. You guys really need to learn how to settle down and relax! Can’t be working all the time! LOL!

  34. Mr Koda MD on August 2, 2010 at 6:00 am

    Excellent lesson, I will keep that on board and tell all my fellow sleddoggery pals!

    Or maybe I should keep those secrets for myself…

  35. Meeshka on August 2, 2010 at 5:47 am

    An excellent video. I’m exhausted from watching the workout.


  36. Cocorue on August 2, 2010 at 5:41 am

    we paid attention too and realized that we’re also a “working” breed as we are alike in sooooo many ways Bol!


  37. Wild Dingo on August 2, 2010 at 2:37 am

    Oh man, Natasha makes it look so easy!

    Rusty,you and Loki could be bunk buddies with that burp. if i could just get it on video… Loki burps like a boy trying to burp on purpose… swallows a bunch of soda and forces his burps out loud and clear.

  38. [email protected] on August 2, 2010 at 1:45 am

    Sam took careful notes! Next year, he is going to be in great shape!


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