Fitness for Obedience Dogs

Bobbie Lyons, CCFT. KPA CTP

By Hannah Branigan & Bobbie Lyons

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Why train two cues, when you can train ONE.

by Bobbie Lyons, CCFT. KPA CTP

It is no secret that I LOVE teaching FOOT targeting skills with many different objects and in many different situations for canine fitness. Targeting skills are very useful for fitness but I am learning that they may not be everyone’s favorite thing to teach or that time is limited. “Training minutes” can be precious to busy handlers with limited time and often are needed to train behaviors for performance sports. So, I have a NEW shortcut plan….

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K9FITbone Balance and Training Platform

Balance training on the K9FITbone™ helps build core muscles, body awareness, and balance.
Comes in 3 sizes – Original (*23″L x 10”W) , Giant (*35.5″L  x 15.7″W ), and Mini K9FITbones (11.5″ x 6.5″ x 2.5″) set of 2   *approx sizes

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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.

Grab your portable Agility kit, grab your canine,… And go!   Read more ›

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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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