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 while giving your dog a complete overall body workout. Your dog will love you for it.
Fitness Equipment For The Family Pet
Adding this strengthening activity to your dog’s activities 3-4 times a week, has many benefits, including:
- Increased trunk and core strength
- Strengthening the bond with your dog through interactive positive training
- Stabilization of weak areas
- Improved balance and awareness of the body’s position in space
- Improved reaction and control
- Increased range of motion in joints and elongation of the muscles
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Our senior dogs tend to lose muscle mass in their hind ends. Keep your senior dog in tip top shape by incorporating consistent workouts on the low-impact FitPAWS equipment. Focus on exercises to increase musculature in the hind end with “dog squats” and repetitions of sit-to-stand on top of a FitPAWS® Peanut or by using the Peanut as an assisted-stand prop while you help with the squat motion.
Doggie push-ups are a great exercise to increase shoulder strength. Try using a FitPAWS® Balance Disc or TRAX Donut underneath your senior dogs rear feet with their front feet positioned on the ground. This shifts the weight to their shoulders while challenging their center of gravity. Strengthen the musculature surrounding your Senior Dog’s joints to keep their joints healthy and nourished. As dogs age, they tend to lose their musculature and balance so it’s good to incorporate FitPAWS Training a few times a week to maintain a happy and healthy senior pet.
Weekend Canine Athletes
Even if your dog doesn’t compete in sporting competitions, they will still benefit by having a strong core. Many active families take their dogs on long hikes, jogs, and swims or involve them in fun yet strenuous play activities like fetch or catch.
Is your dog a couch potato during the week and a weekend canine warrior? Couch potato dogs are often times over worked on the weekends and are more susceptible to injuries from having a weak core, being overweight and overworked. It is very important that these dogs have a conditioning program to prevent injuries. Just 5-10 minute sessions 3-4 times a week on the FitPAWS Peanut will help improve core strength and muscle tone for injury prevention and increased weekend performance.
The FitPAWS® Hurdle Set is extremely portable (weighs around 11 lbs and comes in its own carrying case!) and is easy to take to the neighborhood park for a fun course of running and jumping.