Why Run With Your Dog?

Personal training for dogs. You’re kidding, right? Actually, no, we’re not. Research suggests up to 40% of our dogs are overweight, and they suffer from the same health complications that overweight people do. Veterinarians (including myself) are becoming more and more concerned about the increase in joint pain, heart disease and other obesity related illnesses in dogs. Hence, Pooch to 5k. Dogs can’t lift weights, or use the gym. If you’re going to increase their fat burning, you need to increase the intensity of their exercise. This means that a daily stroll just won’t cut it any more, it’s too laid back. The Pooch to 5k program will help you get your dog from doing nothing much to comfortably running 5km, over a period of 12 weeks.

Because you’ll be running with your dog, you’ll also get a great workout three times a week, as you train yourself to run 5km. Why not subscribe to our dog health and fitness newsletter and grab your dog, and you’re ready to go!


It’s Time for K9 Camp


The Pooch to 5k folk are participating in the 2nd annual K9 Camp. What is K9 Camp? According to author Peggy Frezon, it’s an exciting opportunity to walk, play and get fit with your dog, and connect with other bloggers. Sounds like fun! We’ll be trying a new fitness challenge each week, and letting you know how we get on.

There are a couple of reasons why we’re doing this. Firstly, we’re always open to learning about new ways of getting fit and staying healthy with our dogs. The challenges will give us the chance to have a go at something different, something other than going for a run.

Also, it’s always great to hang out with like minded folk, and we’re hoping we get to know others who are as interested in dog health and fitness as we are.

Why don’t you head on over to Peggy’s Pet Place and Kol’s Notes and read about the challenges in K9 camp, and have a go with your dog? If you do, we’d love to hear about how you’re getting on.

The first challenge is issued on Friday, US time. Bring it on!

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We’re honored and excited to have Pooch to 5K participate with us! The challenges are designed to be modified to higher or lower fitness levels, so if you are used to running with your dogs, be sure to amp it up to their level! I’m hearing a common theme this year, that people want to get out of their rut and do something different and interesting. I think you’ll discover that k9kamp will provide just that—and that we can have fun while getting active! Can’t wait to meet the pups who are kamping along with you!
Peggy & Kelly


I’m always so confused by what day it is over there? Tomorrow?? Yesterday?? LOL, whatever day it is, I’m so excited to have you joining us for K9 Kamp and we can’t wait to hear all about your experiences!


I get confused too, so if my posts are a little early, it’s just because I want to make sure I’m not late 🙂


Looking forward to kamping with you! 🙂

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