September 2018, AKC launched the AKC FIT DOG program where dog owners who walk a specified distance with their dogs can receive a free AKC FIT DOG car magnet. It has been a great success and now the program has expanded to recognize AKC FIT DOG Clubs! These are local groups which meet and accomplish certain fitness goals together with their dogs.
To promote health and fitness for dogs and their owners, AKC FIT DOG clubs will:
- Conduct at least 4 group fitness walks per year, or
- Conduct regularly scheduled canine fitness/conditioning classes.
In the fitness walks and classes, dogs and owners may participate at their own individual skill level.
Please join us for a group fitness walk at Misty Pines Dog Park. We will meet in the parking lot and walk together through the trails of the park. The guided walk will be approximately 30 minutes through wooded trails with some hills. Please wear appropriate footwear, bug repellant and bring a water bottle. Although there is no fee for the walk we do require signup through our online store as well as current vaccination records for your dog. If we do not have them already, vaccination records should be submitted once you register for the walk. Walks are generally scheduled Spring, Summer and Fall.