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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