Dennis the dachshund lost 43 pounds and he loves his workout (VIDEO)

Mar 12, 2015 at 1:15 p.m. ET

We can all relate. Dennis the dachshund had really let himself go.

Too many treats and too much people food had left him beyond obese — a whopping 56 pounds. But now, after an incredible fitness makeover and even a doggy tummy tuck to remove excess skin, Dennis is fit and svelte and ready for action.

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Dennis the daschund weight loss

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Now Dennis is down to his goal weight of 12 pounds and can enjoy simple things he couldn't do before, like climbing the stairs.

Check out the workout routine that got Dennis in shape:

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