Watch video to view each of the STRENGTH Exercises listed below.
Click and Download PDF to view individual Exercise Card.
EXPERT TIP: FitPAWS Advisor and Master Trainer Anthony Woerner PT and CCRP recommends:
To add Strength Exercises to your dogs workout program start with reps of 10 with goals of working up to 20 to 30 with good technique. Once the dog can complete 10 reps with ease, the exercise is made more challenging through intensity and positioning. Strength work can be done 3-5 x day/week. For a 3-day program, training is done every other day. For a 5-day, the 2 days off should not be in a row.
Balance/ stability and stretching activities can be done daily. Endurance and cardio work can be done every other day alternating with strength work. Strive for proper form by reading the Strength Exercise Cards below and watch our video. Start without weights in the K9FITvest to ensure form looks good, then add weights and strive for the same proper form. There are many strength activities you can do with your dog. Hopefully this list will give you some good ideas.
SIT TO DOWN
Challenge and strengthen your dogs front limbs and shoulder muscles
K9FITvest Strength Exercise – Sit to Down – Download PDF – STRENGTH-Sit-down
SIT TO STAND
Sit to Stand is a strengthening exercise that can also be used as a warm up activity
K9FITvest Strength Exercise – Sit to Stand – Download PDF – STRENGTH-Sit-Stand
Great strengthening activity for your dog’s core region, back, and pelvis muscles
K9FITvest Strength Exercise – Dog Squats –Download PDF – STRENGTH-Squats
Hind limb and core strengthener
K9FITvest Strength Exercise – Dance – Download PDF – STRENGTH-Dance
HIGH FIVE (SEATED/STANDING)
Develop strong shoulders and upper arms for dogs that like to jump or participate in agility or agility-like activities
K9FITvest Strength Exercise – High Five – Download PDF – STRENGTH-High-Five
SIT TO SIT PRETTY
Try this challenging and core intensifier to develop strong abdominals and hind limbs
K9FITvest Strength Exercises – Sit to Sit Pretty – Download PDF – STRENGTH-Sit-SitPretty