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Dog Boot Camp


Really want a good work out with your dog? The Thank Dog! Bootcamp is an outdoor fitness program for owners and dogs. The workout combines weight training, cardio and dog training and is designed to not only to give you an intense workout but to help you train your dog.

Exercise and Dogs and Your Pregnancy

Walking dog good for pregnancy.

Another reason to walk your dog, it’s good for your pregnant body.

What you lose when you can’t walk your dogs

Sometimes you might blow off walking your dog. But do this too much, and your dog suffers–more than you know. You do too whether you realize it or not. Check out this great article by Christie Keith on the Pet Connection Blog about

“What you lose when you can’t walk your dogs”

Dog People Get More Exercise

exercise my dog

Need motivation to keep up your exercise program? No need to hire a personal trainer or pay for a boot camp. You don’t have to look any further than your dog.

Selecting the Obama Family’s First Puppy – Pet Adoption Expert Offers Tips

Unlike the presidency, which lasts for only four years, adopting a dog is for life. Susan Daffron, the founder of the National Association of Pet Rescue Professionals and the author of “Happy Hound: Develop a Great Relationship with Your Adopted Dog or Puppy” ( has a few tips for how the Obama family can make good choices regarding the new “First Puppy.”

Give pets gifts that are secretly treats for you

Those of us who love our pets always include them in the season’s gift giving (despite what those non-pet people think). If you are getting Rover or Fluffy something, why not get something that makes life better for the both of you. Read on….

How Not To Play Fetch

The veterinarian told the not-so-bright guy that his dog needed some exercise. 

“You need to make sure this dog runs around,” the doctor said. “Try playing a game of fetch with him.”

“I can’t play fetch with my dog,” the doofus said.

“Why not?” the doctor asked.

“Because,” he replied, “He can’t throw.

Yoga for Dogs

Break out 2 mats, one for you and one for your dog. Yes, there are now yoga classes for dogs. The “Doga” classes were created by a yoga teacher and a vet tech and will soon be available in video. Check out this link.

I have a healthy respect for yoga, but how do you get a dog to do Downward Facing Dog. He already is!

The last line of the article is funny, and the likely response my dog would have. Aaaaaahhhhhmmmmmm-woof.