Most dog owners tended to spoil their fur babies, especially when it comes to food. Besides giving them more than an ample amount of dog food, we also provide them with table scraps or snacks that play havoc with their health. Some would think that if it tastes good, our dogs should also have it.
A 7-year-old boxer named Petey had this particular predicament, with his family giving him too much dog food and kept sneaking him snacks in between meals. Years of overfeeding resulted in an overweight problem, as evidenced by the fatty wrinkles found all over his body.
To help poor Petey gain a healthier lifestyle, the family consulted with a professional dog trainer. After the interview, the trainer found out that the dog barely had any exercise. They didn’t enforce discipline and let the dog do whatever he wanted.
To demonstrate Petey’s weight problem, the trainer placed him on a scale in front of the entire family. The boxer weighed a surprising 107 lbs, which was way beyond the recommended weight for his breed. Petey had a lot of work to do.
The trainer then recommended dietary restrictions and told the family to stick to the specified amount of dog food. Petey was also placed on an exercise program, requiring him to walk three times a day for 20 minutes.
Initially, the family failed to follow the trainer’s instructions and suggestions. They kept giving the spoiled boxer some snacks and were unsuccessful in tracking the dog’s exercise target. Sure enough, the embarrassed family received a stern reprimand for not taking the program seriously.
Fast forward to another four months, Petey and his family revealed phenomenal results this time. The family banded together and stopped giving their dog unhealthy snacks and table scraps. They also helped Petey stick to his exercise routine.
All their efforts paid off and gave incredible results. Petey now weighed around 90 lbs, reaching his target weight. They did it!
Video courtesy of Animal Planet via Youtube