I think it's pretty obvious by now that I heartily support getting active with your dog! Charlie has been the driving force behind getting me (a previously low-energy person) to become a high-energy person; I guess you could say she trained me to become the type of owner she needed. People often tell me how lucky Charlie is that she ended up with me since I'm so aware of her exercise demands and willing to change my life to fulfill her needs, but I could just as easily say that I'm the lucky one. This dog has changed my life for the better and I love her so much.
Earlier this month, I signed us up on Petsmove.org and received my free "Move Your Mutt" inspiration band. PetsMove.org was founded by SlimDoggy.com, the creators of the SlimDoggy app for tracking canine fitness and food, Dr. Katy Nelson, host of The Pet Show and health and fitness reporter for WJLA and Krista Wickens, CEO of PetZen Products, creator of DogTread Canine Fitness equipment and the soon to be released virtual canine personal trainer Canine Gym. These people care deeply about the growing pet obesity problem and are creating unique and easy ways to help dogs get (and stay) fit. They have created dog exercise equipment and FREE apps to help you track exercise and calories. It's basically like having the Weight Watchers app, only for dogs!
You can learn more about how and why they started petsmove.org by clicking on this LINK to read their article published on Dogster.com for Pet Obesity Awareness Day (October 9th), or visit www.PetsMove.org to get signed up today.
I don't get paid for promoting Petsmove.org or SlimDoggy.com, but I believe in what they're doing and want to spread the word so more dogs can have active and healthy lifestyles, hopefully extending their already-too-short lifespans.
There's still time to get your own "Move Your Mutt" inspiration band at Petsmove.org! Get out and play with your dog!