Holy Woof you guys, I can not believe it’s finally here!
For two years, Peggy and I have been telling you how to get fit with your dog.
We’ve told you what to do and when to do it. (What a bunch of bossy control freaks!)
We’re done telling you what to do.
This time around, kamp is all about YOU.
We realized something this year: Canine Fitness is NOT a special occasion. It’s not a challenge to be sweated out once a year because you’re hoping to win some great prizes (I mean, we have that too, but it’s not what canine fitness is all about – or so I’m told.) Fitness is a year round, day in & day out affair. We’re going to be throwing kamp several times this year – and talking about it in between. We can give you all the challenges we want, but the truth is that the activities that are going to keep you and your dog fit are going to be the ones you love to do. So this time around, your challenge is this:
Spend 30 minutes extra getting fit with your dog,
3 or 4 times a week.
(*Suggested time only – use yur judgement and consult your veterinarian if you’re unsure. Senior dogs, dogs who are very out of shape or younger dogs who are still developing may not need this much time. Some dogs may need more.)
Do something you love or try something new and exciting and then come back and tell us about it.
Tell us why it helps keep you fit and what you find so fun about it. Share your fitness passions with everyone.
As always, we’re here to help guide you through Kamp.
We got all sorts of great ideas for how you can get in your fitness fun. If you don’t have a “got to” activity, here are some fun ideas. Our theme for kamp this time is “Summer Fun” – go outside and play!
- Check out one of our previous challenges. I’ve provided links to them all above. They were a lot of fun and to this day, Koly and I still love a rousing game of “Catch Me If You Can” and love to play keep away with an exercise ball.
- Enroll in a local dog sports class, like agility, flyball or treiiball
- Go outside! There are tons of great paths and hiking trails. Get out there!
- Run with your dog (but first ask yourself “Is my dog well suited for running?)
- Climb stairs – hit up a local high school or the like and spend some time walking up and down the stairs.
- Go swimmimg (unless your dog is a gremlin like Kol, then don’t get it wet – or feed it after midnight.)
Our featured bloggers all have some wonderful ideas on how to get fit with your dog.
We encourage you to check each one out and see what they’re sharing. I know I’m going to visit each one to learn about what they do to work it out.
Don’t forget! Even though kamp isn’t “all about the prizes” this time, we’ve still got some good ones!
Thanks to our awesome sponsors, we’ve got a prize package worth more than $200 for one lucky winner! Click here to find out what you could win and how.
So that’s it folks! No crazy challenge, no outlandish to do list.
Just get out and get active with your dog. Come back and tell us all about what you did and why it was so much fun. After all isn’t that what K9 Kamp is really all about? Getting fit and having fun with YOUR DOG?!?!
So tell us, why are YOU joining in K9 Kamp? What makes fitness important to you?
K9 Kamp is sponsored by Ezy Dog America, NiteIze and Only Natural Pet, who are providing the prizes for our winner. All links to these companies are affiliate links, but no other compensation has been provided.
If you’re a blogger we hope you’ll link up a post on why you’re joining us for K9 Kamp! You can also hop around visiting some other great blogs and getting great fitness ideas for you and your pup. What are you waiting for – let’s go!