Get Started with the Fit2BPawsome Dog Fitness Challenge

It’s week 1 of the Fit2BPawsome dog fitness challenge.  Here’s all you need to know to get started on this free, 6 week adventure with your dog!  You’ll get support, tips, discounts, and a chance to win great prizes from our sponsors! Join at any time.  The fun starts now!

How the Fit2BPawsome dog fitness challenge works

  1. Sign up.  Use the form on this page to sign up for the challenge.  We won’t spam you, and you can unsubscribe from our list at any time.
  2. Join our Facebook group Fit2BPawsome.  We want to see photos of your dog being active.  Post progress and share concerns.  Share the challenge with your friends to help raise awareness of canine obesity.  Use the hashtag #fit2BPawsome on social media.
  3. Take advantage of discounts from our sponsors.  If you can’t get out with your dog, consider a play day at Dog Pawz or Camp Bow Wow Liberty.  Track your dog’s activity with a discounted activity monitor from Babel Bark.
  4. Check back in.  We’ll post tips for success throughout the challenge on the blog and on Facebook.
  5. Win prizes.  One prize will be selected at random from all registered participants.  And the winner of the Grand Prize package will be chosen on social media. So get engaged.  The more you post and share, the better your chances to win the big one!
  6. Get moving!  Use the free dog and human workout suggestions provided by Flexy Body Babes to get started.

Did I mention prizes?

Prizes include gift baskets from Tail Waggin Pet Stop and Four Leg Stretch, a day care, boarding, and grooming package from Dog Pawz, and a day care and grooming package from Camp Bow Wow Liberty.

Getting started

Remember to start with small steps.  Like humans, dogs need time to get in shape.  Make a commitment to increase your dog’s daily exercise time by a small amount each week.  You will meet the objective of this challenge if your dog is spending more time moving at the end than she is now.

Walk

The easiest way to get going is to get out for a walk.  The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention has a walking workout plan to help you get the most out of each walk with your dog.  The plan starts with shorter times and increases incrementally.  Don’t be fooled.  Just walking your dog may not be enough.  Your dog may not naturally walk at a pace that is brisk enough.

Monitor your mileage and keep a log.  You’ll be able to chart your progress over time.

Motivate

We realize that not all pet parents are able to get out for a walk.  You may need to get creative.  For small dogs, motivation to move can be as simple as hunting for hidden treats around the house.

Dog parks and doggie daycare are excellent places for your dog to get moving when you can’t make a long walk.  Track the time your dog spends moving, or use an activity monitor to chart progress.

Be Safe during this dog fitness challenge

Always consult your veterinarian before you begin any diet or exercise program with your pet.  Some breeds, especially short-nosed breeds such as bulldogs, are not suited for certain types of vigorous exercise.

This challenge is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease.

Join Our Free Fit2BPawsome Challenge

Join our free 6-week fitness challenge and get your dog moving! We'll provide the tips and support. All participants are eligible for fantastic prizes and discounts from our sponsors. This is going to be Pawsome!

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Join Our Free Fit2BPawsome Challenge

Join our free 6-week fitness challenge and get your dog moving! We'll provide the tips and support. All participants are eligible for fantastic prizes and discounts from our sponsors. This is going to be Pawsome!

Hey, there's no sales pitch! We won't send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time. Powered by ConvertKit

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