FAQ FitPAWS® PRODUCTS


**Customer Service Help and FAQs


Why Dog Fitness?

The combination of physical and mental exercises is absolutely critical to a well-balanced dog. FitPAWS® Gear is a great way to exercise your dog mentally and physically at the same time.
FitPAWS® Products  combine dog-specific products that provides fun.dog.fitness that you can do at home, at a day care facility or doggy gym…within the confines of your personal schedule.


Best Products for Beginner Balance (and for Puppies and Seniors)

The best FitPAWS products for a dog new to balance is the K9FITbones (original or Giant), Balance Pad, Balance Discs and Ramp.

Also great products for beginners is Flexiness Products®  Flexiness®TwinDisc and  Flexiness® SensiMats

Check out Blog for Puppies – Growing Up With FitPAWS

Puppy’s Need Exercise Too
It’s been said that “A tired puppy is a good puppy!” Often, destructive behaviors are due to a puppy that’s not had enough exercise. FitPAWS products are perfect for helping get rid of puppies’ excess energy, while giving them a beneficial physical and mental ‘job’ by teaching them new games, tricks, and behaviors.

The FitPAWS® Donut is a must for any new puppy owner. And a FitPAWS® Circular Product Holder makes it even easier to start training your puppy. These inflatable products are low-impact and you can start as early as 8 weeks, with 3–5 minute training sessions.

Your puppy’s tail will wag when they are rewarded for learning new behaviors on FitPAWS equipment, which enriches your bond with your new best friend. You can also improve your puppy’s confidence and desensitize them to the wobbly motion of the car ride by playing games with them on the FitPAWS® Wobble Board for short durations.

Improving your puppy’s core strength, confidence, and body awareness puts them on the right track to living a longer, happier, and healthier life. A more active lifestyle strengthens your puppy for future injury prevention and overall well-being.


ALL FitPAWS Balance Products: TRAX Peanuts (*40,50 60cm) Ribbed Peanuts (70, 80cm), TRAX Donut, K9FITbone, Giant K9FITbone, DISCs, Balance Pad, Paw Pods, Giant Rocker Board, Wobble Boards (2 sizes) and Ramp. *Approx. Sizes


What are FitPAWS Kits?

Our kits we have put together at discounted prices and are grouped and ready to buy.  Anyone can get kits at these discounted prices.  Watch website and e-mail for special promotions and our Rehab Kits are available year round.  SEE Current Kits

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FitPAWS Deluxe Rehab Kit

This carefully designed program kit offers you a simple strategy for growing your practice or Canine business or Your Home Canine Gym! Purchase the Deluxe Kit, a Professional Canine Rehabilitation Package with Kerry Fisher, DVM, CCRP. Packages include products, videos and exercise cards. The discounted kit is already put together and discounted at 40%.


Warm Up with FitPAWS® Conditioning and Training Equipment Video

https://youtu.be/ssr_yk5CvDk


Fitness Form Foundation Exercises with FitPAWS® Video

https://youtu.be/xc9M46xcseU


K9FITbones – Dog Balance Platforms

Instability training on the K9FITbone™ helps build core muscles, body awareness, and balance.
Comes in 3 sizes – Original (*23”x10”) , Giant (*35.5″ x 15.7″ x 5.5″ ), and Mini K9FITbones set of 2   *approx sizes

Difference between smoother and nubby side: “The nubby side stimulates the nerves in the dogs feet and sends info to the brain about their limbs – this is what helps improve the dogs weight distribution and limb awareness.”

Exercise  Video: https://youtu.be/6bS_oDVYyQ8   *first minute is safety
*regular K9FITbone shown – Exercises can be used for either size


FitPAWS® Wobble Board

Comes in 20” and 36” – Product Usage Guidelines included

*weight limit of 300 pounds

Target Specific Limbs for Muscle Strengthening

For Medium to Larger dogs, the 36″ wobble board will give you more exercise options.  In that case the smaller one will work more for just front or back paws, but the 36″ inch you will have more surface space.

 Wobble Board and Peanut Infographic: https://fitpawsusa.com/dog-exercise-fitness/fitpaws-wobble-board-and-trax-peanut-exercises/

Exercise  Video: https://youtu.be/q9n1DD1uLmc   *first minute is safety


FitPAWS Peanuts

We have 5 sizes of peanuts.  The TRAX is available in the 40cm, 50cm, 60cm sizes.  The Original “ribbed” surface is available in 70cm and 80cm sizes (for limited time 40cm).  Both surfaces are great for all dogs and both very popular.  View Inflation instructions

Size Guidelines – Picking the right size and inflation instructions

Exercise  Video: https://youtu.be/et_-fqalDOE   *first minute is safety

These exercises can be done with either Peanut surface.


FITPAWS BALANCE DISCS

Comes in 14″ AND 22″ sizes *Approx. Sizes

The FitPAWS® Balance Disc can be used for weight bearing activities and balance training for sporting and working dogs or for animal rehabilitation and therapy.

Difference between smoother and nubby side: “The nubby side stimulates the nerves in the dogs feet and sends info to the brain about their limbs – this is what helps improve the dogs weight distribution and limb awareness.”

Sizing Guidelines and Inflation instructions

 Exercise  Video: https://youtu.be/P_MUAOvLRXk   *first minute is safety   


FitPAWS® TRAX™ Donut

The new Trax Donut was engineered to be a bit smaller than the previous Donut to increase the challenge and improve results while maintaining the same functionality.

The FitPAWS® TRAX™ Donut will work for most small, medium and large dogs for weight bearing and balance exercises (2 paws on Donut, 2 paws on floor)

 Sizing Guidelines and Inflation instructions

 Exercise  Video: https://youtu.be/BRTs3RTYguw   *first minute is safety / Shown with Circular Product Holder


FitPAWS has two Sizes of Agility/Hurdle Sets

CanineGym Gear Agility Kit or FitPAWS Hurdle set (professional version)

 CanineGym Gear Agility kit

  • 6 – 12” Cones, 3 Height Adjustments
  • 3 Collapsible, Interlocking Jumping Rails
  • 2”, 5”, 8” are the hole settings.
  • Some Rail Assembly Required (Space Saving)

FitPAWS Hurdle set (professional version)

  • Four 40″ jumping bars,
  • Eight highly-visible orange hurdle cones with cut-out holes for additional bar configurations.
  • Eight height-adjustment attachments
  • black nylon carrying bag.

 Exercise Video: https://youtu.be/1LWU8JUDcyM   *first minute is safety

Shown with CanineGym Gear Agility Kit – Exercises can be used with Hurdle set


FitPAWS® Paw Pods

NEW!  ANTI SKID BOTTOM!
Improve your dog’s dynamic balance, independent limb awareness and coordination with FitPAWS® Balance Pods.

No need to inflate – these come ready to use

2 Textures – Flat/Bumps

Difference between smoother and nubby side: “The nubby side stimulates the nerves in the dogs feet and sends info to the brain about their limbs – this is what helps improve the dogs weight distribution and limb awareness.”

Blog – 5 Balance Stone Challenges on FitPAWS® Paw Pods

Exercise Video: https://youtu.be/9h1AZ50nAUQ   *first minute is safety


FitPAWS RAMP

Used as a beginner balance tool, or “ramp” up to other FitPAWS Products.

This is a great product for beginners, puppies or seniors


FitPAWS Rocker Board

The FitPAWS® Giant Rocker Board is perfect for dogs new to Balance Training, seniors and puppies. The back and forth movement in one plane is a great place to start for dogs not fully Combine with other FitPAWS® Products Extra Wide Surface 30” x 30” (75 cm x 75 cm) Surface

Exercise Video: https://youtu.be/kKrW-9dM_ZU  *first minute is safety


FitPAWS Safety Harness

The FitPAWS harness is designed to help a technician stabilize a dog when on balance equipment.  This harness is not meant for gaiting a dog on treadmill, walking a dog on leash or anything other than for safety reasons.  Healthy, mobile dogs do not need a stabilizing harness but a dog that is in the midst of rehab after an injury may need a harness to help stabilize.   These harness are for the safety of the dog and to give the handler a handle to hold on to.

The FitPAWS harness is designed to help a technician stabilize a dog when on balance equipment.  This harness is not meant for gaiting a dog on treadmill, walking a dog on leash or anything other than for safety reasons.  Healthy, mobile dogs do not need a stabilizing harness but a dog that is in the midst of rehab after an injury may need a harness to help stabilize.   These harness are for the safety of the dog and to give the handler a handle to hold on to.


FitPAWS is proud to carry Flexiness Products®

  • Flexiness®TwinDisc
  • Flexiness® SensiMat (two versions)

The Flexiness TwinDisc is suitable for balance training and muscle building. The stability of the disc can be changed depending on the amount of air taken in.

Flexiness SensiMat is specially designed for dog paws – Especially designed for your dogs paws. Helps with paw grip, stimulation, posture and makes a great training tool.

See more about these products


Durability
Always inspect your FitPAWS® Balance Products before each use. Replace any products at the first sign of wear, tears or punctures. Do not attempt to patch the product. All punctured product should be replaced immediately. Storing your product on a stand can affect the quality of the product with wear use marks.

The length of time this product will last when used properly depends on the amount of usage. Inflatables are not designed for lifetime use and should be replaced every 1-2 years to ensure the quality of the product is not degraded. Life of the product is dependent on frequency of use and care.

 
Sunlight and cleaning products can alter the durability of your FitPAWS® Balance Products. Please store out of direct sunlight when not in use and use only warm water and a light soap to clean. Avoid using products like Simple Green, Lysol wipes, bleach and other harsh detergents on any of your inflatable balance products.

Do not store in direct sunlight, extreme heat or cold temperatures as they can affect the durability of the product.

What Are The Benefits Of Using FitPAWS® Equipment?

FitPAWS® Canine Conditioning Equipment is the #1 brand of fitness and rehab equipment for dogs!

FitPAWS® Canine Conditioning Equipment can be used by our four-legged friends for core & muscle strengthening, increased range of motion and flexibility, neuromuscular facilitation, sensory and perceptual stimulation, joint alignment & health, and balance control. Whether your dog is involved in agility, flyball, disc dog, dock jumping, conformation, or is a working dog or a couch potato with healthier aspirations, core strength is a fundamental element used by your dog to control its body when jumping, turning, running and to help prevent injuries.

The Sporting/Working Dog
If your dog participates in sporting dog competitions or is a working dog, you’ll want to make sure your dog is in prime physical condition. Discover the secret of Champions by cross-training with FitPAWS Canine Conditioning Equipment! Core conditioning is an essential part of any athletes’ training program, including the sporting dog. Adding this strengthening activity to your dog’s cross-training activities 3-4 times a week, has many benefits, including:

  • Improved reaction and control
  • Increased trunk and core strength
  • Stabilization of weak areas
  • Improved balance and proprioception (awareness of the body’s position in space)
  • Increased range of motion in joints & elongation of the muscles
  • Improved sensory & body awareness
  • Preventing sports-related injuries

The Show/Performance Dog
If your dog competes in conformation events, you’ll want to make sure your dog has a great top line, has balanced muscular definition and is in shape. A strong core is the foundation for all movement, including showing in the ring. Discover the secret of Best in Show Winners by adding this strengthening activity to your dog’s activities 3-4 times a week. Training with FitPAWS Canine Conditioning Equipment has many benefits for the show dog, including:

  • Improved top line
  • Muscle memory for stacking training
  • Increased range of motion in joints & elongation of the muscles
  • Improved body awareness and gait
  • Overall endurance strengthening and muscle toning

The Dog in Rehab
If you are a canine rehab professional, you’ll want to make sure you’re using the best professional-quality canine-specific rehab tools on the market. FitPAWS Canine Conditioning Equipment is designed specifically for the canine market. Our products are of the highest quality material and field-tested by rehab and conditioning professionals before we add them to our product line. See FitPAWS Rehabilitation Packages. FitPAWS is an official sponsor of the University of Tennessee’s Certificate Program in Canine Rehabilitation (the first and only university based animal rehab certification program since 1999.) Our FitPAWS Canine Conditioning Equipment is used in UT’s teaching labs and by UT’s faculty.

The Family Pet
If your dog is a loved pet and part of your family, you’ll want to make sure they stay healthy and fit. FitPAWS Canine Conditioning Equipment is a fun and simple way to exercise your pet indoors! Most dogs will tire in 5-10 minutes, 3-4 times a week. Because you are supervising their exercise and helping to stabilize the equipment, you’ll spend some quality time with your pooch which you’ll both enjoy! It’s a great opportunity to train with positive reinforcement and strengthen the bond between human and animal companion. Your dog will love you for it.

An Active Mind + An Active Body = A Happy Dog!
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