|It takes FitDog balance and focus to ride a bike like Norman the Scooter Dog did last night at BarkWorld!|
|Norman and mini-me, Rocco|
Norman the Scooter Dog made a special appearance at the opening reception, sponsored by Natural Balance, showing off his amazing cycling and scooter skills. It takes some great balance and focus to master these skills and I imagine some good core strength helps too.
Later we posed for photos, which I imagine didn't burn a whole lot of calories, but it sure was fun!
Today we're actually looking forward to two great FitDog events at BarkWorld. First, we plan to do some early morning Dog Yoga with our pal Anna Bettina from Happy Healthy Pup. We've wanted to try this for a while so we're looking forward to seeing how it goes!
Then, later in the morning our FitDog Friday co-host SlimDoggy will be leading a session about learning how to read dog food labels and how to better estimate the proper serving size for your dog. Should be interesting to see how many folks are feeding their dogs too much without even knowing it.
Lots of our FitDog Friday pals are here at BarkWorld, so these Atlanta dog walk suggestions are for you! (reprinted from our Wednesday post).
The 1.2-mile Piedmont Center nature trail is closest to the BarkWorld host hotel. It's a hidden gem that meanders behind an office complex about a mile walk from the Westin. Click here for walking directions.
Chastain Park also has a nice path around the park and is about 2.8 miles from the hotel. Click here for driving directions.
Lenox Park has some walking paths around a pond and fountain and is about 1.5 miles away. Click here for driving directions.
A Walk Through Lullwater Park
Dog Walk on Freedom Parkway Trail
A Stroll Through Winn Park
A Walk Through Piedmont Park Expansion
A Walk Through Piedmont Park
This one's further out, about an 1.5 hours from Atlanta in the North Georgia mountains... perhaps a good Sunday hike if you're still here!
Hike Woody Gap with Dogs