April is National Canine Fitness Month. To celebrate, KC Pet Collective has created a free 6 week challenge to help you get your dog moving. Join Fit2BPawsome for education, support, discounts, and a chance to win prize packages from our local sponsors. The challenge begins on April 30.
Do you find it challenging to keep your dog in top condition?
You are not alone. Over half the dogs in the US are overweight or obese. Dogs today are more like to live indoors with people than at any other time in history. And being housebound can lead to weight gain when pet parents don’t make enough time for dog exercise.
A recent study showed that dogs spend just five minutes a day running and about an hour walking each day. Depending on breed, more vigorous exercise is probably needed to keep the weight off. Yet busy schedules can keep pet parents from getting their dog out to play.
KC Pet Collective has joined with generous sponsors to create a fitness challenge designed to keep you motivated for success.
Fit2BPawsome has all the key components to get your dog in the shape of her life.
- Incentives. That’s right. Experts agree that having something to work for increases your chances of success. All challenge participants will be eligible for prize packages including board, play, and /or grooming packages from Dog Pawz and Camp Bow Wow Liberty, a gift certificate for high quality, natural pet food from Pet Wants Olathe, a dog-walking kit from Four Leg Stretch, and a gift package from Tail Waggin Pet Stop.
- Support. Support and accountability increase commitment to fitness goals. Join our Facebook group, or share your progress on social media using the hashtag #fit2bpawsome. Post a photo of your dog every week,create videos of your best workout activities, and discuss the obstacles you face to get your dog moving. We’re hoping you’ll find new friends and fitness partners to help you stay on track.
- Tools. We’lll help you find the tools you need for success. Participants in the challenge will receive a 25% discount on dog fitness trackers from Babel Bark. Pair the tracker with the free app to connect to your veterinarian, service providers, and favorite pet stores. The app tracks activity level and lets you sets goals for your dog. You’ll receive discounts for doggie day care to keep your dog active when you aren’t available. We have even partnered with Flexy Body Babes to provide workout moves for dogs and humans.
- Tips and tricks. We’ll keep you up to date on the best dog fitness hacks here in the blog and on the Fit2BPawsome Facebook page.
Spring is one of the best times to get outdoors. As the weather improves, make a commitment today to creating more physical exercise opportunities for your best friend. Sign up now!