Friday, May 31, 2013

K9 Kamp- The Challenge

Welcome to K9 Kamp, sponsored by Peggy's Pet Place and Kol's Notes! We're so excited that you've joined us. K9 Kamp is open to EVERYONE, and we're going to have a great time!

Each year we've issued a fitness challenge for you and your dogs, and we have to admit they've gotten pretty creative. This year we've decided to make our challenge just as fun, but more flexible. We believe that fitness should be an everyday focus, but it means something different to everyone. You should do the things you and your dog love to do together. But we won't let you off THAT easy!

 Get active with your dog in the way of your choice, 30 extra minutes at least 3 times a week*
AND Our THEME for you to focus your challenge activities around is summer sunshine! The weather is turning nice (when it's not too hot!) and it's a perfect time to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and boundless possibilities with your dog.

Possible Activities:
Training exercises
You name it!

(*Please consult your veterinarian if you have ANY questions about your dog's health or fitness capacity. Adjust times to you and your dog's needs...for some senior dogs or dogs with certain conditions, it may not be safe to get active for as long, while dogs who are already active may require more.)
C'mon Mom, let's get moving!

Okay so simply decide upon your activity or activities, keep track of your progress, and report in on ANY FITDOG FRIDAY and link up to let us know how it's going. Then, on June 21 come back on the last day of Kamp and share your results. How did it go? What worked for you? What didn't work?

What else is going on?
*We'll feature posts on fitness and nutrition to keep you going.
* 14 Featured Bloggers will also be posting about their Kamp experience on their blogs
* We'll introduce you to our 14 Featured Bloggers in longer interviews throughout the year!
* Our Official Trainer, K9 Fit Club, will offer exercise instruction How-To's for you to follow along
* Don't miss special tweets and tips that might pop up on social media
*Oh yeah, and we have a great prize package valued at more than $200 including:

An EzyDog Vario6 Leash & Fold-a-Bowl
A NiteIze LED glowing fetch ball & collar charm
A Natural, chemical free pest tag (can be used on its own or in conjunction with a traditional flea/tick preventative)
A copy of my book Dieting With My Dog
A bag each of Kol's Veggie Snacks & Green Bean Crunchers
An assortment of active toys, such as ball, frisbee, tug etc.
How do I enter the contest?

Those Featured Bloggers Must be pretty special. Who are they?
Pamela and Honey from Something Wagging This Way Comes
Snoopy & Annette from Snoopy's Dog Blog
PupFan, Bella & Tavish from I Still Want More Puppies
Pam & Oskar from Pet Blogs United and the Daily Oskar
Jodi, Sampson & Delilah from Heart Like a Dog
Liz and Daisy from Woof Woof Mama
Steve, Jack & Maggie from SlimDoggy
Diane and Rocco from To Dog With Love
Jackie & Rita from Pooch Smooches
Cinny, Baby Pom & JR from Whirlwind of Surprises
Jessica, Chester & Gretel from You Did What With Your Wiener
Beth & Gizmo from Terrier Torrent
Emma and her Mom from My GBGV Life

We love getting fit and healthy with our dogs. We're looking forward to an awesome K9Kamp this year. Hear that whistle blowing? Time to get moving! Feel free to leave a comment and let us know why you are joining in, and what activity you are planning on doing to keep fit?

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  1. Thank you so much for including me in the K9 Kamp! Mom and I are really excited to motivate dogs and their pet parents to get out and get active! It is so important for pets and people to be fit and it is so easy and fun! Happy K9 Kamping!

  2. Hi Kelly, We are pretty excited to get started at Kamp. My bags are packed, I've got my toothbrush, swimming trunks & my kong. Oh wait, it's not that kind of camp? Oh well, it still sound like a ton of fun. Dad's ready to get started today.

  3. Ok, we had started to slack a little so this is great to push Ma in the right direction...I'm her Coach! Thanks for helping me spur Ma on!
    Coach Max

  4. Darn, we would have loved to participate. Looks like lots of fun.

  5. snoopy@snoopysdogblogMay 31, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    Hi Guys,

    We're super excited to be a part of K9 Kamp - I love being the active doggy that I am! And I'm looking forward to sharing some tips on how to run with your dog!

    Hope you're having a fun day :)

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  6. Sounds like fun. Seems like the fitness challenge was not that long ago. Time flies
    Benny & Lily

  7. We're excited to head to K9 Kamp too! I'll be practicing good foundation skills for agility. Wheeeee!

  8. Happy Friday! Daisy and I are so excited to be back at K9 Kamp again this year!

  9. Thanks for including us in this awesome challenge Peggy, we love idea of helping people and their pets get fit! And what a great group of bloggers you've assembled. :-)

  10. I'm so excited to be part of K9 Kamp this year...Giz & I are going to have a lot of fun figuring out how to meet the challenge

  11. Jan K, Wag N Woof PetsMay 31, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    We have been trying to step up our workout programs in our household already, so K9 Kamp will just help inspire us even more. I love the theme of Summer Sunshine, we have been waiting so long for it here in the Northeast! I can't wait to see what everyone else is doing too.

  12. You and your Ma can do it Max!

  13. Well I like what you've packed SlimDoggy. I guess we can forget about the s'mores this year!

  14. Rita & I are super excited for K9 Kamp this year! I admit - the challenge is going to be a little tough for us since we already do a lot of walking, but we are up to the challenge! (And I need it more than Rita does...) Thanks for including us!!

  15. What time is the kamp nap at? BOL! I bet my co-host is as sleepy as I am. We need to rest up, so e can kamp hard!

  16. Good Morning, We really did begin k9 Kamp yesterday, but momma was on the mowing machine all afternoon and didn't get our post posted. Thanks for the Challenge. We are planning to add another long walk every evening and Schatzie is going to be swimming more too!!
    Gracie and Schatzie :)

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  20. I think flexibility is the key to being able to stick with stuff. You have to be able to do what works for you. Glad to be joining you guys this year.


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