Dog lovers who have found themselves paired up with a working breed like an Aussie or cattle dog, or an all out Tasmanian Devil of a pooch like a Jack Russell Terrier may wonder how dog fitness could even be an issue. However, not all breeds -- and not all dogs within any given breed -- are cut from the same cloth, or, in this case, fur. Some dogs are content to simply laze the day away, which is good for neither the pup's waistline, nor yours, if you happen to rely on regular jaunts for daily exercise. The truth is, you need to exercise your dog, but depending on your canine pal's disposition and your lifestyle, you may need a little help to get the job done.
While there may not be a dog gym on every corner in every city, they are certainly gaining in popularity. In addition to traditional agility and obstacle course-style exercises, dogs can also swim, learn flyball, and even partake of a little canine freestyle dog dancing! Whether you're looking for a facility for your lazy hound, your whip-smart poodle, or a tough-guy bull dog gym, you'll find more and more doggie fitness facilities are springing up around the country to suit your (and your dog's) needs.
Our dogs give us so much love; they keep us afloat when we are down. We owe it to them to make sure they live the longest, most healthy lives possible. More and more states are opening dog fitness facilities, both freestanding and in conjunction with kennels and obedience programs. A simple google search can provide information on local dog gyms, and your veterinarian or groomer may be able to point you in the right direction as well. Happy exercising!
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