Whole Dog Strength & Conditioning
A Canine Fitness Training Group Class
The bodies of Sporting/Working dogs undergo many physiological stresses while performing their specific events/tasks. All too often these dogs are asked to perform at levels that may be more advanced than their actual fitness levels. This happens when the dog's drive pushes them beyond their physical capabilities. Drive without fitness can lead to injury.
This class is designed to be an introduction to the fitness concepts used by Certified Canine Fitness Trainers. The class will focus on the Five Components of Optimal Canine Health; Strength, Flexibility, Balance, Cardio-Respiratory and Mental fitness. Exercises will be broken down into three main categories; Front End, Hind End and Core. The goals of the class are to
Scroll down to read more about Canine Fitness Training, who it's for, and what it does!
What to Expect:
This class is open to any Sporting/Working Dog. They must be free from injury. They must be solid with the basic commands of Sit, Down, Back Up and Nose/Hand Touch. They must be well socialized with other dogs and people. Each dog must have its own human partner. Activities will be universal to all canine sports or canine jobs. More specific programs can be designed, if desired, on an individual basis outside of class. Please bring single bite treats for your pup, and a water bowl. We require all dogs to have a harnesses or flat buckle collar and non retractable leash. This class is typically scheduled as a series of 3 one-hour classes.
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.