How to get your overweight dog back in shape

Is your dog overweight? Well consider this: You might be rewarding your dog the wrong way. Many American dogs are overweight for the same reason that American humans are overweight.

We enjoy rewarding our dogs, and ourselves, with food. Next time you want to treat your dog, skip the treat box and head for the front door. You might be surprised how happy they will be — and it’s good exercise for you, too.

Dog expert Alexandra Horowitz explains more on how you can get your overweight dog back in shape. Learn more about how your dog thinks and perceives the world in Horowitz’s latest book “Being a Dog: Following the Dog Into a World of Smell.

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