Does your pooch have what it takes to be an Olympic champion? England and Chelsea striker Beth England has teamed up with Burns Pet Nutrition to launch a fitness campaign and we are woofing with excitement.
The Canine Games aims to help pooches lose the paunch after research found that as many as 6 million dogs in the UK are overweight. It’s a fun and engaging way for dogs and their owners to get fit together and lose excess weight.
Beth is hopeful of a spot on team GB in this summer’s Olympic games. To inspire owners and pets to exercise alongside each other she has devised a series of Olympic style workouts. Just in time to get in shape for the start of the Tokyo games beginning on July 23.
Helping Hounds Shed The Pounds
The Canine games will take place over four weeks and include events like the 100m Dash-hund, the Shot Mutt, the Highland Terrier Jump and 800m Labradawdle.
A recent study revealed that two-thirds of U.K dog owners admit to having spoiled and overfed their pooch during the coronavirus lockdowns. One in five even failed to walk their animals at least once a day.
The England star feels compelled to tackle the issue because she knows how easy it is to overindulge your dog.
The Chelsea striker said: “I am a huge dog lover and my best friend is probably my Golden Retriever Buddy. I couldn’t bear to be without him, so I know how easy it is to spoil your pet.”
“But it really is not good for them. They need exercise and good nutrition almost as much as athletes. That’s why I’m making a series of videos with an Olympic theme to help owners and their dogs get fit together.”
Beth and Burns Pet Nutrition will be releasing training videos and challenges across social media every Friday starting from 21 May.
Vet John Burns, founder of Burns Pet Nutrition, said: “We are delighted Beth is our official ambassador. She loves animals and is passionate about nutrition and fitness – just like us at Burns.
“It’s so important that our dogs keep fit and at a healthy weight so they can be happy, well, and a part of our lives for as many years as possible.”
Canine Olympic Events
- 7th May – 100m Dash-hund – dogs and their owners running 100 meters together
- 14th May – Shot Mutt – owners throwing a ball, shot put style, for their dogs to retrieve
- 21st May – Highland Terrier Jump – dogs and their owners jumping over a 30cm hurdle for 1 minute
- 28th May – 800m Labradawdle – dog owners and their dogs walking 800m together (ideal for older dogs)
Those who wish to take part must submit their attempts on social media using the hashtag #BurnsCanineOlympics. Beth England will be announcing gold, silver and bronze medalists for each event weekly on social media.
For more information on the Canine Olympics head to Canine Olympic Games.
What Will The Waggy-Tailed Winners Recieved?
- Bronze Medal- 2kg bag of Burns’ award winning dry food and tasty Burns bites
- Silver Medal- A special Burns Pet Nutrition hamper
- Gold Medal- 1 years worth of free Burns pet food
Will You Be Taking Part?
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