Lara Robbins from Cornwall has been overweight since her teens, but with the help of her six dogs she’s on track to drop six dress sizes by the summer.
Lara, aged 32, decided she needed to lose weight when she saw a photograph of herself at a dog show last August. She made the decision to lose weight, so joined a local slimming group and started exercising with her dogs. Since then she has lost four and a half stone – the equivalent weight of her Border Terrier and Spring Spaniel dogs put together.
“I have an awards ceremony in October and would love to be able to wear an evening dress on the night," she said. "I have entered the Kennel Club Get Fit with Fido campaign, which encourages people to lose weight with their dogs. Walking the dogs and entering agility dog shows has helped me shed the weight.”
The Kennel Club’s Get Fit with Fido Challenge encourages dogs and their owners to get fit together. The Kennel Club is looking for the dog and owner that loses the most weight together by 15th July 2012. The winners will win a stay at the dog friendly Milestone Hotel in London, receive tickets to the annual Discover Dogs and Crufts events, and get the chance to appear on Rosemary Conley TV.
To enter the Get Fit with Fido challenge, or find out more about the Kennel Club International Agility Festival, visit www.thekennelclub.org.uk.