Needless to say, exercise is a factor in getting and keeping weight off dogs. The great outdoors is always the best option but if you live in a snowy, cold clime with a dachshund who gets sore paws in winter, you might want to consider a workout on the treadmill. Small Dogs Paradise has a great three-part series on dogs and treadmills.
Looks like Emily (above) could stand to take a few treadmill lessons alongside Conrad, a dachshund puppy, getting introduced to good exercise habits.
Meanwhile, another young Doxie just picks it up on her own, performing solo treadmill mounts and dismounts. Bravo!