A Workout for You and Your Dog

8 ways your pooch can help you trim down (10 Photos)

Marissa Capodanno on Jul 2, 2014 at 1:18AM

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A Workout for You and Your Dog

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So You Think Your Shitzu Can Dance?

We’re not talking about leading your pup across the dance floor tango-style -- think more along the lines of free styling. Bust out some dance moves in the très chic dancehall known as your living room, or put on an aerobics DVD and watch your dog try to dance along. Dr. Becker notes: Even if you just walk or jog in place, your dog will dance around you, trying to keep up. “Give him a treat every once in a while to keep him going,” Becker suggests. “But both the frequency and amount of treats need to be unexpected, or your dog will get bored,” he says. Just 20 minutes of dancing can help you burn about 150 calories.

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