Thursday, December 29, 2011

Holiday Pounds - Yes Dogs Can Acquire Them Too - Milton Ontario Dog Trainer

The holidays aren't over quite yet, but it's a good time to start thinking about all those holiday pounds that you and your best friend have packed on over the past few weeks.

Yes, dogs acquire that extra baggage too. What owner doesn't want to let their dog indulge in some turkey dinners over the festive season? And who doesn't want to share some added treats for their pooches when everyone else around is eating Christmas cookies, sweets and chocolates?

Added weight on dogs can lead to serious health issues, just like in us humans. Heart disease, diabetes, stroke, clogged arteries and the list goes on. The best way to combat these potentially life threatening diseases is to stop them before they start. A healthy diet mixed with daily exercise is the number one way to keep your dog in tip top shape. Same goes for us I might add.

Regular walks, hiking and runs only add years to your best friends life. And if you hate the winter weather, a treadmill works just as well. Stop over feeding treats, and make sure your portion out your best friends food properly, be it high quality kibble, cooked or raw.

If you're looking for an awesome way for both of you too loose the love handles, check out our newest class in partnership with Madjam Fitness - Doggy-Style Fitness. This class combines both a human and canine work out, all while getting that most important obedience training in as well.

Contact us to sign up for Doggy-Style Fitness at and visit our website for more details

If you're not ready for classes, and even though you might be tired from all the fesitivities, get out there and have some physical fun with your dog. There are no downfalls, only benefits, and try to enjoy the season in a healthy way!

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