Category: Guest Writer

Top Five Reasons To Hire A Canine Fitness Expert

When it comes to starting a canine fitness program, often times people struggle with where to begin. What kind of equipment do you buy? What exercises are right for your dog? How often should you exercise? What happens if your

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Your Dogs Behavior and Exercise

This month is National Canine Fitness Month!  Exercise is so important for your canine for so many reasons and behavior is one of those reasons! Have you ever had that moment when you questioned taking your dog for a walk

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S.M.A.R.T Goal Setting For The New Year

You’ve most likely heard about the benefits of a physical fitness program for your dog. Weight loss, enhanced learning, longevity, and overall improved heath are just a few of the positive impacts a healthy lifestyle can have for your four-legged

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Obesity and Your Pet

We all know what time of year it is; it’s time for parties, food, and festivities. Along with that come the all too popular New Years resolutions. Whether it’s weight loss, reduced stress, or just overall well-being, we take this

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Balance and Stability Exercises for Dogs

Gyms have all sorts of balance and stability equipment these days. They may include traditional exercise balls, foam pads of all sizes, Bosu balls, and inflatable discs. Why is that? Well, balance and stability are to so important to many

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Using Exercise to Stay Cognitively Fit into the Golden Years

As our beloved pets reach their golden years we may start to see signs that things aren’t quite the way they use to be. Maybe our dogs are not playing with their toys as much as they use to. Maybe

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Now Where Did I Bury That Bone?

The effects of exercise on memory. Memory can be defined as the process of encoding, storing and retrieving useful information from our environment (Snigdha, Riveram Milgram, & Cotman, 2014). We’ve all experienced a lapse in memory, whether it was forgetting

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Can Exercise Really Make Your Dog Smarter?

The effects of exercise on neural pathways in the brain including plasticity and neurogenesis. Most of us are familiar with the physical benefits of exercise such as weight loss, endurance, lowered risk of disease, or increased muscles mass. But, many

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Pet Trends With Benefits

What are the latest pet trends that will impact you and your furry friends tomorrow? In “Pet Trends With Benefits” listicle article Charlotte Reed discusses 12 trends that affect both you and your pet. By researching your pet product choices,

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Enhancing the Education of Service Dogs Using FitPAWS® Equipment

Enhancing the Education of Service Dogs Using FitPAWS® Equipment. No matter what skill service dogs have been trained for, they must attend to their person while filtering out all competing stimuli and navigating through environments that are not very dog

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