When participating in activities with a dog, including tricks, agility obedience and other dog sports, it's important to ensure that your dog is fit enough. This will minimise injury.
The fitness for dogs programme enables the handler to anticipate and avoid potential problems and will help to achieve a healthy and happy dog.
The aim of Fitness for Dogs is to achieve Canine Total Health for our best friends. This incorporates:
I became a FitPAWS Master Trainer in 2015 and can therefore create a fitness programme for individual dogs and can also provide group fitness classes.
There are several different levels, scroll down the page to see more details.
If you would like to know more, please contact me for information.
This is the foundation level which covers behaviours including:
There is no body test for Pre-Level 1 but three out of four of the above must be completed before moving on to Level 1.
The video below shows Brandy demonstrating the Pre-Level 1 exercises.
There is a 'body test' for Level 1 which will cover:
The video below shows Brandy demonstrating the Level 1 exercises.
There is a 'body test' for Level 3 which will cover:
There is a 'body test' for Level 4 which will cover:
Same side feet up (slanted rocker board)
Crawl forward 10-12ft (cavalettis height dependent)
Hop forward (6 hops, balance pads or other equipment)
Hind feet lateral steps on the treadmill (0.5mph - 30 sec)