My ears are tied up, my Garmin is on, hydration is strapped around my waist, and I am heading off to K9 Kamp!
I am super honored and excited to be a featured blogger in the K9 Kamp hosted by Kol’s Notes and Peggy’s Pet Place! As you know, my Kuvasz sister Katie, mom and I love to eat but we also love to stay fit and we feel so strongly about keeping pups fit that so this is a great opportunity for us! Thank you so much to Kol’s Notes and Peggy’s Pet Place for allowing us to be a part of K9 Kamp. Stop by their sites for the whole scoop on K9 Kamp!
It is super important that you have a fitness routine with your dog. Fitness is a marathon, not a sprint, so you need to be in it for the long haul. In our home it has been a bit more challenging as I am a short and long breed and my sister is a big dog with long legs and she is also 4 years older than I am. Since the day I arrived mom has made sure to include fitness into our routine on a daily basis and it is something that we just do and we enjoy! I think it also strengthens the bond we have with mom. Now with my sister being a senior dog and having some arthritis issues our routine has changed. We no longer run with mom. Sometimes I run but she finds it just as easy to run alone and then walk with us. Mom tries to find more soft ground areas for our longer walks as it is easier for my sister. Sometimes Katie skips the midday walk and I go alone with mom or if we have a friend staying with us the friend and I go. Walking is our main activity but there are so many things to do and options out there that will keep your dog and you fit! Fitness is easy and fun, you just have to put that first paw out the door and get moving!
I look forward to posting some of our ideas, suggestions and routines with you in the coming weeks. Even if you aren’t a featured blogger, any blogger interested is welcome to join in and post about why you’re joining in Kamp, what you do to stay fit or what new things you are going to try.
Since K9 Kamp is all about staying fit, I am of course joining in the FitDog Friday blog hop sponsored by SlimDoggy, Peggy’s Pet Place and To Dog With Love stop by and see what other dogs are doing to stay fit!