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Join Us for K9 Kamp and Get Fit with Your Fur Kid!

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k9kampWoohoo! Daisy and I are super excited to be participating for the second year in K9 Kamp fitness challenge and we’re inviting YOU and your fur kids to join the fun! As always, K9 Kamp is co-hosted by founders Peggy’s Pet Place and  Kol’s Notes.

If you missed out last year, you can read all about it in our K9 Kamp 2012 posts to get caught up…although this year is a little different.

While last year’s event focused on different challenges each week, this year’s mission is more focused on the overall importance of establishing a year-round routine and staying active with your dog.

The challenge: Spend 30 minutes extra, 3-4 times a week, getting fit with your dog. Of course, stick within whatever physical limitations you or your dog may have…and remember to consult a trained professional if you and/or your dog have questions about what’s best for your situation!

Speaking of limitations, I personally have had issues with my knees in the past so I’ve been working up to being able to walk longer distances at high enough intensity to do some good. You may have seen that Daisy’s papa and I have been losing weight together on Nutrisystem. Now that we’ve shed some major lbs. we’re both powering up our workouts a bit more so the timing is perfect for us!

daisy-step-workout

The hubby has actually got a head start on us and recently started training for running his first marathon, but that’s a bit too extreme for Daisy and me…30 minutes extra, several times a week, sounds doable and we’re looking forward to discovering some new hiking trails, fast-paced walks on the beach and maybe even swimming some laps if we can sneak Daisy into the community pool after hours.

Everyone is invited to join us! If you’re a blogger you can write about it on your own blog. If not, join in by leaving updates, tips and stories in the comment section of our posts. This session of K9 Kamp runs May 31-June 21 and there will be loads of fun AND some great prizes we hope you’ll stay tuned and join in the action! Speaking of prizes, be sure to head on over here to find out the details of what you can win and how to enter!

And be sure to visit the other K9 Kamp featured blogs:

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
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
Are you joining us for K9 Kamp? Leave us a comment and let us know you stopped by and how you and your dog are adding more activity to your fitness routine!

K9 Kamp Pet Blogger Awards 2012!

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doggy step aerobics with Daisy

As our regular readers and fans know, we recently completed 4 weeks of fun and activity in the K9 Kamp Fitness Challenge for Pet Bloggers! You can catch up on our posts from the entire K9 Kamp series here.

K9 Kamp Savviest Blogger Award 2012

Although Kamp has ended for this year, the excitement continues because the K9 Kamp Awards have just been announced and we have been awarded a very cool one! Daisy and I are thrilled to accept The Savviest Kamper Award for “finding the best bargains on K9Kamp toys and fitness supplies” throughout the event! You can head on over to K9 Kamp Headquarters and see the full list of award recipients! Congrats to everyone and we can’t wait to do it again next year!

K9 Kamp Week 4 Highlights: Kamper’s Choice!

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doggy step aerobics with Daisy

WOW…It’s the final week of K9 Kamp! Hopefully you’ve enjoyed it as much as we have! This week’s K9 Kamp Fitness Challenge was ‘Kamper’s Choice’ meaning do whatever fitness activities you and your dog enjoy most. Well, we did that the first week during the Walking on Sunshine Challenge since walking is our favorite and most frequent activity. So this week we decided to try working on a few tricks and skills, and added a fitness-spin on them by incorporating my fitness ball and aerobic step. For those of you who are young enough to have missed out on the step aerobics craze, here’s a funny and retro flashback. I love that Gilad had a parrot in his workout videos!:

Anyway, this week was mostly for fun. I did a few ab crunches on the ball and made a game of stepping up and down on the step with Daisy.  As usual, I got a pretty decent abdominal workout from laughing so much!

Daisy Step Up

Step Up Step Down: We like to practice climbing on and off of the agility equipment at the dog park so I thought it would be fun to make a game of it at home using my old aerobic step which doesn’t get much use these days (My current favorite is doing Zumba with the Wii or DVD set!) We took turns stepping on and off and once Daisy figured out what to do it was fun to try to get on the step before she got off. She got super excited and bumped me off the step a few times trying to get the treats I was using as incentive!

Daisy fitness ball

Fitness Ball Fun: I use my stability ball fairly often so it’s always sitting out for Daisy to poke at and chase around the room. With Papa’s help we’ve been teaching her to stand on the ball. Her legs still tremble and one of us has to hold the ball so she doesn’t fall off, while the other one encourages her with treats and a helping hand, but she’s getting the hang of it! Since he was busy the day I decided to try to get photos, this was about the best shot I could get on my own! It’s a work in progress…

Daisy on the ball - almost

So, those are our highlights from Week #4! How did YOU do??? We’ve really enjoyed participating in this year’s K9 Kamp Fitness Challenge and following the adventures of the other Kampers, too! A BIG Thank You to the co-hosts over at Kol’s Notes and Peggy’s Pet Place for ALL their hard work putting this together!

Leave us a comment to let us know you stopped by! Don’t forget to visit the other pet blogs in the listing below and remember to stop by the K9 Kamp Headquarters for a chance to win cool prizes for participating!



Daisy Tested and Approved: Chuckit! Indoor Play Set for Dogs – On Sale!!!

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Chuckit! Indoor Play Set for Dogs

Update May 2016: The deal mentioned in our post below has expired, but Amazon has great discounts on Indoor ChuckIt Dog Toys HERE!

 

Recently featured in our K9 Kamp Fitness Challenge update, this Chuckit! Indoor Play Set is on sale!!! Regular price is $44 retail but you can snag the whole Chuckit! Indoor Play set with launcher, ball and 2 rollers for only $30 including Free Shipping! It gets even better because if you haven’t already done so, you can join DoggyLoot here and get a FREE $5 Instant Credit to use toward your first order!

We get so much use out of our play set…especially during the rainy days we get down here this time of year! Here’s Daisy with her Chuckit! Indoor Play Set:
Daisy indoor chuckit