Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound: How You and Your Dog Can Lose Weight, Stay Fit, and Have Fun Together (New Directions in the Human-Animal Bond Series) Reviews

Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound: How You and Your Dog Can Lose Weight, Stay Fit, and Have Fun Together (New Directions in the Human-Animal Bond Series)

A dog is an ideal workout partner: always supportive, happy to go for a walk, and never judgmental. When people and dogs exercise together, fitness and health happen on both ends of the leash. As the obesity epidemic spreads, 70 percent of Americans and 50 percent of dogs are overweight or obese, resulting in staggering health care costs and suffering. The causes, consequences, and treatment for the overweight and obese are strikingly similar in people and dogs. Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound, written by an expert veterinary surgeon and leading nurse researcher, helps you move from a food-centered relationship with dogs to an exercise-centered relationship. This volume is designed for dog lovers, dog owners, and families. Based on the latest scientific findings, it will also help professionals (including physicians, veterinarians, and physical therapists) fight obesity and promote fitness in both people and pets. Never has there been a more compelling time for innovative approaches to increasing physical activity, reforming sedentary lifestyles, and enhancing fitness. Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound provides specific strategies for people and dogs to exercise together, lose weight together, and have fun in the process.

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4.0 out of 5 stars
Great Summer Read, August 11, 2011
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This review is from: Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound: How You and Your Dog Can Lose Weight, Stay Fit, and Have Fun Together (New Directions in the Human-Animal Bond Series) (Perfect Paperback)

As a dog owner, and walker, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book (purchased on Amazon by the way!), about the benefits of something I took for granted!

The content is a great exploration of how we can enjoy better health in ways that are enjoyable and actually add to our quality-of-life. After reviewing the activity chart, I enjoyed “counting” my steps to see where I fell on the activity levels each day. I later learned from a friend that Weight Watchers now incorporates walking as an exchange value for extra food points in their new program, which simply reinforces the benefits of this activity. In addition, the book is a useful reference for a variety of related activities, organizations and groups that promote better health for walkers and their dogs. Overall, it was a great summer read.

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5.0 out of 5 stars
Super book!, October 13, 2011
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This review is from: Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound: How You and Your Dog Can Lose Weight, Stay Fit, and Have Fun Together (New Directions in the Human-Animal Bond Series) (Perfect Paperback)

This is a great book, full of useful information. As an animal behavior consultant I see many dogs that are overweight and often the owner is too. I feel that this book will inspire dog owners to spend more time with their dogs in an activity that dogs love–going for a walk.

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