Dogs are great at providing strong motivation to maintain their owner’s exercise program – who can resist a happy dog, panting with excitement at the front door? They make great walking companions and can serve as the perfect social support. So if you are
Saturday, July 26th, marks the 5th annual National Dance Day created by So You Think You Can Dance co-creator and Dizzy Feet Foundation co-president Nigel Lythgoe! The nationally recognized holiday is an initiative that encourages everyone in America to come together through dance to
Like humans, dogs need adequate exercise every day to stay in shape. When the weather is bad, outdoor activities like swimming or games of fetch are just impossible. Thank goodness, there are lots of indoor pastimes that you and your pooch can do to
An increasingly common but quite serious health problem in dogs nowadays is being overweight. In fact, according to a study conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, about 54% of dogs are either obese or overweight (though we’d venture to guess that this
As dog owners, we are always looking for a way to develop the bond and relationship with our dog. Tug offers us this opportunity while providing other benefits such as: a mental and physical outlet for energy (tug can be played indoors during inclement
A New Year is approaching, and many people are thinking about exercising more and losing those extra holiday pounds. While you may have added on an inch or two over the last several months, it’s quite possible your dog put on some weight, too.
It’s no secret that First Lady Michelle Obama is on a mission to get kids in shape and eating right as a part of her “Let’s Move” campaign started three years ago. But now, she’s insisting that dogs need a healthy diet and exercise
Gold medal olympian Misty May-Treanor and her beach volleyball teammate, Kerri Walsh will be hitting the sand in London this summer, playing for their third gold medal win. Misty recently visited The New York Times to promote her new campaign, Project Pet Slim Down
It’s easy to put on a few extra pounds over the winter months. Not only do we have a couple of holidays which traditionally involve a big, fatty meal (and days worth of leftovers), the cold weather is an easy excuse to stay inside
Dogs, just like humans, gain excess body weight for a number of different reasons. If your dog is active, eats a healthy and balanced diet, and still seems to put on the extra pounds, you may be asking yourself, why is my dog so
Looking for another dog-friendly activity to bond with your four-legged friends? Something more relaxing than the chaos of the dog park, perhaps? How about the latest in doggie zen living – Doga! It’s yoga, for dogs and their people to stretch and relax together.