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Published:November 16th, 2010 18:07 EST
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Would You Enroll Your Pooch In A Gym For Dogs?

By Robert Paul Reyes


"An Arizona gym catering to canines says its aim is to help clients with weight loss, nutritional counseling and other aspects of healthy dog living.

Arizona Dog Sports in Scottsdale offers services from a team including professional trainers and a holistic veterinarian aiming to improve the quality of dogs` lives through health and training, The Arizona Republic reported Monday.

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The gym offers basic training as well as special skills including smell tracking, herding and swimming. The facility also offers massages for canines as well as canine playdates and relationship building." UPI

I love my dogs more than anything else in the world, but I would never consider enrolling them in a gym for dogs.

I take my dogs walking every day, usually in a park that`s frequented by many people walking their dogs. My pooches get plenty of exercise from their daily walk, an opportunity to socialize with other canines, and it doesn`t cost me a cent.

The Arizona Dog Sports gym may offer massages for canines, but I`d rather save the money on the gym membership and go to Lola`s massage parlor and have Kimmy give me a full-body massage.

You don`t need to enroll your pooch in a gym, he will be OK if you show him some love, walk him every day, and lavish him with treats like bones and leftovers.

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