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DANCING WITH YOUR DOG When Patie Ventre, a former professional ballroom dancer, looks out across an empty dance floor, she doesn’t envision Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers swinging through “Top Hat.” She sees Westies waltzing, poodles in polka and Mastiffs getting down to the Macarena. That’s why she started the World Canine Freestyle Organization — a group that holds … [Read more...]

Top 10 Fun Reasons to Exercise With Your Dog

  You know it’s good for you. You know exercising increases energy, strengthens muscle, keeps joints limber and weight down, helps you live longer and simply improves overall health. But, sometimes our motivation to exercise is low.  This is why most of us have workout partners, right? To encourage us, to inspire us, to provoke us to push ourselves to the limit.  But … [Read more...]

Hiking With Your Hound! Important Pet Safety Tips!


Are you ready to  take a hike in the fresh air, sunny skies and beautiful outdoors with your dog! Author Doug Gelbert is an expert on exploring the great outdoors with four-legged friends. With Gelbert’s comprehensive guides to the best dog-friendly parks, you and your dog won't miss out on the chance to experience America’s majesty and natural splendor. Choosing a Trail … [Read more...]

Tips To Help Your Dog Do The Doggie Paddle!

Should Baby Hope Do it?!

Summer has arrived! Here’s how to make sure your breed can take the plunge safely and swim to shore... Summertime is the perfect time to take your dog to the beach. But before you toss that stick in the ocean, remember: not all breeds can doggie paddle! One thing is for sure; swimming is the most effective form of exercise for dogs, namely, because it involves the use of the … [Read more...]

Animals, Yoga And OHM In Brazil!

OMM Yoga or Doga anyone?

    Working like a dog is an expression I can definitely relate to - sometimes more than I would like.  The practice of yoga has kept me centered and at peace during my work day and when taking care of my two adorable pets, Pasha & Baby Hope. It would figure that the exercise I love so much is based on animals! Recently I visited Body and Soul Adventures … [Read more...]