K9FITvest Warm Up Exercises

WARM UP EXERCISES | CARDIO EXERCISES | STRENGTH EXERCISES | OBSTACLE EXERCISES | PROPER FIT

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Warm up by doing 3-5 minutes of low intensity stretching and walking. This helps prevent injury by raising body temperature, making muscles more flexible and less susceptible to injury. Refer to this list and video for warm up ideas.


CONTROLLED WALK
Warming up with a 5-10 minute controlled walk can help warm the muscles and connective tissue to help prevent strains and ruptures of muscles and connective tissue
K9FITvest Warm Up – Controlled Walk – Download PDF – WU-ControlledWalk

SIT TO STAND
Help your dog use both legs evenly and to increase blood flow and hind end strength; both important for running and agility
K9FITvest Warm Up – Sit to Stand – Download PDF – WU-Sit-Stand

SIT TO DOWN
Also known as Doggie Push Ups, Sit to Down helps strengthen and warm up the front limbs
K9FITvest Warm Up – Sit to Down – Download PDF – STRENGTH-Sit-down

DOWN DOG
Great flexibility exercise to increase circulation
K9FITvest Warm Up – Down Dog – Download PDF – WU-DownDog

HIND STRETCH
Stretch the hind limbs to prepare your dog for propulsion and jumping
K9FITvest Warm Up – Hind Stretch – Download PDF – WU-HindStretch

SIDE STRETCH (NOSE TO HIP)
Stretch and loosen lateral shoulder and neck muscles for side to side movements
K9FITvest Warm Up – Side Stretch – Download PDF – WU-SideStretch

SPOT TO SPOT (INDOOR)
Elevate your dogs heart rate and improve circulation prior for more intense exercises
K9FITvest Warm Up – Spot To Spot – Download PDF – WU-Spot-Spot

SPIN
Improve balance and weight shifting as your dog improves flexibility
K9FITvest Warm Up – Spin – Download PDF – WU-Spin