Choose Exercises that Match Your Dog’s Level of Fitness

by Bobbie Lyons, CCFT. KPA CTP

The exercises you choose for your dog should always match the dog’s level of fitness and support the movements and demands that your dog places on his body. You also have to consider that dogs don’t always do what we want, and their movements can change in a split second due to a variety of factors. Read more ›

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FitPAWS® Agility Kit Exercises

CanineGym Gear Agility_KitCanine rehabilitation, gait training and dog sport cross-training rises to a whole new level of fun and excitement with these nine exercises!

The FitPAWS®  Agility Kit  is great for the backyard agility enthusiast, traveling animal rehab practitioner or professional dog trainer.

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Cookie Stretches

by Lisa Schmit, PhD, CCFT, CPMP28 April, 2020 – Bobbie Lyons Canine Campus Blog

Flexibility is an important component of fitness training. It plays a major role in overall health, fitness and function. But just like in human fitness, flexibility is often overlooked in our dog’s fitness program.

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Stand Down Stand on a Donut & K9FITbone – National Canine Fitness Month

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Learn Lateral Walking

Jasey Day, CCFT April, 2020

Lateral walking is an important fundamental skill for canine fitness training. Lateral stepping means that your dog walks sideways in shuffle steps – think “step-together-step.” His spine stays neutral, which means fairly straight and not curved or roached. Pay close attention to the position of the neck during lateral walking – the neck should be at a normal, relaxed standing position and not looking up to high at you or the treats.

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TIP – Pivot Around Front Legs

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FlexiPAWS Cloud Safety and Tips

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Individual Paw Targeting: Better Communication for Fitness

by Jasey Day, CCFT – Bobbie Lyons K9FITteam Member

Owner: Day Fit Dogs in North Carolina

When you advance to using balance equipment and more complex movements of canine fitness, having solid a foundation helps you and your dog master new movements. One of those key fundamentals is individual paw targeting (IPT) – meaning your dog lifts each of his four paws individually on cue. You can further advance this foot movement to mean to lift and “stick” the foot onto a target – such as your hand, a flat target, or an inflatable – for duration.

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High Five for Fitness

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If you are short on time, high five is a quick and easy exercise is great for developing strong shoulders and upper arms. Especially useful for dogs that like to jump or participate in agility-like sports.

What is High Five?

High Five is when the dog reaches for your hand in either a seated or a standing position. It strengthens both abduction and adduction muscles – those that pull muscles towards the body and those that push the muscles away. Read more ›

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Exercise Idea Infographics

FitPAWS exercise idea infographics are on many product pages on our website, but we put them all here in one place!
*Please Note: infographics are primarily designed to be digital content. If you would like a higher resolution PDF, please contact us at info@fitpawsusa.com

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