If you want to give your dog some exercise, but walking or jogging seems "old school," think outside the sidewalk. With the explosion of individual and organized dog sporting events, there's a canine activity or two that's sure to perk your enthusiasm. The American Kennel Club sponsors many competitive events for dogs.
You and your four-footed friend can even vacation at a dog camp to enjoy new dog activities. "Spending quality time exercising with your dog is a great way to build a bond, manage weight, and maintain muscle tone," said Jeanne Richter, owner of Camp Gone For the Dogs in Marlboro, Vt.
Prepare for workouts
Before heading out to training classes for the doggy sport you're interested in, check out what's involved. See which ones fit into your schedule and lifestyle, and what you think your dog might like and can physically handle.
It's also a good idea to take your dog to the veterinarian for a checkup to make sure it's in shape for whateverRead More »from Healthy Dog Sports 101