Pant & Wag (PAW) was born out of the simple realization that dogs are not getting enough exercise. This lack of true aerobic fitness is a leading cause of the canine obesity epidemic. It is estimated between 40-50% of all dogs in the US are overweight. Fat dogs are more at risk in surgery, more prone to injury, and have more stress on heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, and joints. Excess weight can worsen osteoarthritis, cause respiratory problems, lead to diabetes mellitis and cancer, and generally lessen the quality of life for your best friend.
While many owners walk their dogs an appropriate amount, most fail to realize that walking is primarily a social activity for dogs, not a physical activity (see: Canine Pyramid of Realization). A 30 minute walk for your dog is no different than you going out for drinks with your friends; yes, you might get some exercise in the process, but is going out with your friends really the same thing as going to the gym? Of course not! Even though most dogs are significantly more athletically inclined than humans, your dog doesn't even have the option of going to the gym... until now.
The mission of Pant & Wag (PAW) is to help dogs achieve their optimal levels of health and happiness.
We achieve this goal through fitness adventures which feature constantly changing exercises custom designed for your dog, while delivering to you a supreme level of convenience and customer service. After all, your dog should enhance your life not dominate your time.
Pant & Wag is a registered Limited Liability Company (LLC) in Washington, DC. We are members of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and qualified in Dog CPR and as Canine Fitness Trainers. Pant & Wag, is the ONLY dog services company in the Washington DC that is uniquely qualified this way to exercise your pet in the safest and most beneficial way possible.
All Pant & Wag Canine Fitness Trainers are qualified as Professional Dog Trainers, Dog First Aid and Canine CPR, and Certified as Canine Fitness Trainers making us uniquely qualified to exercise your dog with a true Doggy Fitness Adventure in the safest and most beneficial way possible.