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STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING PET DOG FITNESS CLASS
September 28 - September 29
When: SEPT 28 & 29, 2019 – 9am to 5pm each day
Where: CAROLINA RANCH, 6129 NC HWY 42 WEST, GARNER, NC 27529
Geared toward those that want to teach pet dog fitness classes. If you have ever wanted to add fitness to your class schedule, this is the right class for you. See more workshop info and prerequisites
Taught by: Bobbie Lyons K9FIT-team members Carolyn Close, CCFT and Jasey Day, CCFT
Cost Working Participants with Dogs (bring your own or have a volunteer dog to work with – cost for volunteer dog is $45/day which gets paid to the volunteer)
LIMITED SPOTS – Cost for workers: $299
Cost for auditors (observer): $150
Reserve your spot: 970-535-9090 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
(Class Details Below)
PLEASE NOTE: Your spot is not reserved or guaranteed until payment has been processed.
- How to teach pet dogs and pet owners about K9 Fitness exercises and using FitPAWS Equipment
- How to teach basic training to pet owners and make it fun – pet dog owners want to see results quickly, this class will help you understand how to achieve success without pushing the dog and handler beyond their ability
- How to keep pet dog owners from becoming frustrated during the training process
- How to teach safe practices when working with FitPAWS equipment
- How to choose the right reward for the dog
- Using treat pouches, pockets, food bowls, lickem sticks, lickabale options
- How to teach pet dog owners to communicate with their dog
- How to keep exercises with FitPAWS equipment at the right level for the dog and owner
- How to teach pet owners to inspire their dog to use FitPAWS equipment
- How to teach group classes (several class ideas will be demonstrated)
- Fun ways to engage the pet dog in activity
- Fun ways to play with the pet dog while increasing activity
A variety of training methods will be used
- Shaping – Not all pet owners will want to learn this but we will go over marking behavior and proper reward timing and placement
- Luring – a specific way to encourage equipment and body focus
- Nose targeting – super easy to teach because most dogs will naturally come to the hand
Pre-requisite: Interested in offering K9Fitness classes. If you are a Certified Canine Fitness Trainer (CCFT) this is a great class to help you market to pet dog owners, get class ideas, and learn how to work better with pet dog owners. If you are a dog trainer looking to add to your services, this class is a great place to start learning proper use of FitPAWS equipment while keeping things safe for the dogs and handlers.
Note: this class is VERY geared toward teaching the pet dog and pet dog owner. The focus will be FUN, getting dogs MORE EXERCISE physically and mentally, while teaching some great concepts for pet dog fitness classes.