Individual Canine Fitness Training Sessions
We offer one-on-one Canine Fitness Training sessions for dogs of all ages and stages. Sometimes dogs or their owners require individual attention and gym time to get started with Canine Fitness Training, or to achieve tough goals set in a group class. We also offer Programs for specific goals. Contact us today to get started!
Initial Intake, Evaluation and Assessment
The first step in Canine Fitness Training is to determine your dog's fitness level, limitations, and goals. If you'd like to track physical changes in your dog's body throughout the process, measurements will also be taken at the evaluation. Typically the evaluation takes 60-90 minutes but varies depending on the dog.
Individual Program Creation
Next, we develop a personalized Canine Fitness Training program for your dog. We take into account every aspect of your dogs current abilities, limitations, future goals, and individual needs. Once we have prepared your dog's program we set up a time for their first workout.
Your dog's first workout will be done in-gym. During the workout, we will teach you how to continue working your dog's program at home with the proper form. Generally, the first workout takes about 60 minutes.
Continued Work (at home or at Canine Strong)
After the first workout, you will be asked to continue the program with your dog at your own pace. This work can be done from home or you can schedule Supervised Fitness Sessions (with assistance from a Certified Canine Fitness Trainer) or Unsupervised Fitness Sessions at our facility. After a designated time frame you and your dog will come back in for a re-assessment.
After a period of working with your dog at home or in our gym, you may return for a reassessment. We prefer to do reassessments in-gym, but virtual options may be available as well. During the reassessment we will adjust your dogs program to ensure continued progress toward their existing goal, or even new goals they've developed throughout their program.
Check out some of our Programs for dogs with specific goals and needs...
Underwater Treadmill for Fitness-Related Goals
We offer Underwater Treadmill sessions for improved cardiovascular endurance, strength building, and weight management in an up-to 60% reduced weight-bearing environment. A referral from your veterinarian may be required before sessions can begin. Learn More about Underwater Treadmill and Contact Us to get started!
So, What Is Canine Fitness Training?
Canine Fitness Training focuses on all five aspects of canine total health: Strength, Flexibility, Balance, Cardiorespiratory and Mental Endurance. During a group or individual session, each dog's goals are determined and a fitness program is designed based on those goals. You will learn how to help your dog through exercises designed to address their goals while staying within their abilities and catering to specific needs or mobility issues. Canine Fitness Training is a compliment to veterinary care and is not meant to treat or diagnose.
Who Is Canine Fitness Training For?
Canine Fitness Training is for dogs of ALL ages and stages! Because the programs are catered to each dog's specific needs and goals, just about any dog can benefit from a group or individual session.
Specific populations that can benefit from Canine Fitness Training include:
What Does Canine Fitness Training Do For Your Dog?
The benefits of Canine Fitness Training are as wide and varied as imaginable. Specific goals are set based on the dog's age, stage, and needs. Below are just a few examples of the ways Canine Fitness Training can positively affect a dog's wellbeing.
Please keep in mind that Canine Fitness Training is a compliment to veterinary care and is NOT meant to treat or diagnose.