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. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to, the demands placed on a dog’s body during performance sports such as a poorly timed or trained box turn in flyball, falling off agility equipment, being called off a committed direction, chasing/catching frisbees and other common activities in a dog’s life such as hiking, playing fetch, or playing with other dogs. Strength training helps to support those erratic movements in the life of a dog. A dog that has developed good balance, coordination and strength will handle mishaps without injury, or a decrease in severity of injury, better than a poorly conditioned dog. Read more ›

Exercise Idea Infographics

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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White Boarding

by Bobbie Lyons, CCFT. KPA CTP

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A couple months ago, I put out a Facebook post asking folks what their training struggles were and MANY folks put “time” as their answer. At that time, I had promised a blog post about “white boarding”. Well, I got side tracked and didn’t get back to it, so here we go.

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What “cue” do you use??

by Bobbie Lyons, CCFT. KPA CTP

To obtain the pushup position above, the dog had to know front foot targeting, rear foot targeting, and nose touch hold.

What cue do you use??

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Down.Stay.OK!

Carolyn Close, M.ED, CCFT

Dogs lie down and stand up so many times a day, but that simple movement can be adapted to efficiently work many areas of the body.

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Fitness or Fad?

by Bobbie Lyons, CCFT, KPA CPT
K9 Fitness Coach

Recently I have seen several social media comments that balance products and canine fitness training indoors is a fad.   Of course, I disagree and wanted to share my thoughts on this subject.

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Pet Disaster Preparedness: Everything You Need to Know Checklist

by If It Barks

Natural disasters are no joke. And the last thing you want to do is to panic. No matter how bad the situation is, try to remain calm and do your best to protect yourself and your family. Including your pets. See Infographic by If It Barks.

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FitPAWS Dealer Information

Happy New Year Dealers!

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Giant K9FITbone shown – Photo credit Shazam Schwartz

5 Balance Pod Challenges on FitPAWS® Paw Pods

PAWS PawPodsFor performance and show dogs, FitPAWS® Paw Pods are great for advanced balance training, core strengthening and stacking training.

For canine rehab professionals, these high quality tools can be used for improving weight bearing issues for individual limbs.

  • NOW with SKID FREE bottom

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Pick of the Litter – Official Trailer

CHECK IT OUT!!

FitPAWS is proud to be part of such a worthy film!
FITPAWS HOLLYWOOD DEBUT!!
A must see for all.

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