Category: Guest Writer

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.

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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

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White Boarding

by Bobbie Lyons, CCFT. KPA CTP 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

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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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Decoding Your Dog (Infographic)

Fun Infographic by Greyhounds as Pets in Australia https://www.gapnsw.com.au/foster/

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Balance and Stability Exercises for Dogs

Gyms have all sorts of balance and stability equipment these days. They may include traditional exercise balls, foam pads of all sizes, Bosu balls, and inflatable discs. Why is that? Well, balance and stability are to so important to many

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Your Dogs Behavior and Exercise

This month is National Canine Fitness Month!  Exercise is so important for your canine for so many reasons and behavior is one of those reasons! Have you ever had that moment when you questioned taking your dog for a walk

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Now Where Did I Bury That Bone?

The effects of exercise on memory. We’ve all experienced a lapse in memory, whether it was forgetting where we put our car keys to remembering an anniversary. Our dogs use memory in their daily lives in much the same manner,

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Defining your population

We know that when it comes to people there is no ‘one size fits all’ programming. What works for me in terms of a fitness regimen won’t necessarily work for you or vice versa. The same holds true when it

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Physical Fitness And Rehabilitation In The Canine Athlete

Preparedness and the ability to perform functional movements at a higher more advanced level is paramount in athletic performance. Whether you are a human or animal athlete, preparing the body for the job at hand will produce better results, and