Tag: canine fitness

White Boarding

by Bobbie Lyons, CCFT. KPA CTP A couple months ago, I put out a Facebook post asking folks what their training struggles were and MANY folks put “time” as their answer. At that time, I had promised a blog post

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What “cue” do you use?

by Bobbie Lyons, CCFT. KPA CTP To obtain the pushup position above, the dog had to know front foot targeting, rear foot targeting, and nose touch hold. What cue do you use??

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Down.Stay.OK!

Carolyn Close, M.ED, CCFT Dogs lie down and stand up so many times a day, but that simple movement can be adapted to efficiently work many areas of the body.

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Fitness or Fad?

by Bobbie Lyons, CCFT, KPA CPTK9 Fitness Coach Recently I have seen several social media comments that balance products and canine fitness training indoors is a fad.   Of course, I disagree and wanted to share my thoughts on this subject.

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FitPAWS Wobble Board and TRAX Peanut Exercises

Use the infographics to get started with exercise ideas or watch these videos to get even more info! Wobble Boards – TRAX Peanuts

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Balance and Stability Exercises for Dogs

Gyms have all sorts of balance and stability equipment these days. They may include traditional exercise balls, foam pads of all sizes, Bosu balls, and inflatable discs. Why is that? Well, balance and stability are to so important to many

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How to use FitPAWS® – INTRODUCE THE BALL TO YOUR DOG

    “How in the world do you get a dog on that a FitPAWS® ball?” We hear that ALL the time. Don’t worry, it’s a fun question to answer!…    

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S.M.A.R.T Goal Setting For The New Year

You’ve most likely heard about the benefits of a physical fitness program for your dog. Weight loss, enhanced learning, longevity, and overall improved heath are just a few of the positive impacts a healthy lifestyle can have for your four-legged

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Obesity and Your Pet

We all know what time of year it is; it’s time for parties, food, and festivities. Along with that come the all too popular New Years resolutions. Whether it’s weight loss, reduced stress, or just overall well-being, we take this

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Exercise as a means to strengthen the human-canine bond

The human animal bond dates back for centuries. From the horses that helped plow our fields to the cats that took care of the mice and rat populations in our communities, we have co-existed with animals, and built a symbiotic

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