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Fitness Unleashed

A Dog and Owner's Guide to Losing Weight and Gaining Health Together

In a groundbreaking study, top obesity expert Dr. Robert Kushner found that exercising with your dog not only benefits your furry friend, it also gives you more confidence and motivation to exercise, leading to more weight-loss success.

A prominent veterinarian and an obesity expert have teamed up to present an exercise guide for both dog and owner that offers a simple, effective walking program. Starting with 15-minute weekly walks, you—and your dog—will discover healthy weight loss through enjoyable, fun time together.

From starting out on the right foot (or paw) to gradually increasing the duration of your walks, Fitness Unleashed! is an indispensible guide to fitness and fun for you and your dog.