Now more than ever, fitness is important for both dogs and people. Our dogs see similar health and wellness benefits when engaging in a fitness plan as we humans do. Some of these benefits are increased strength, cardiovascular health, flexibility, balance and coordination. These benefits also result in a reduced risk of injury. Fitness programs provide physical and mental stimulation which will reduce boredom, increase confidence and help eliminate problem behaviors. AKC FIT DOG is a program that gets you and your dog moving and exercising. It combines walking your dog for a challenge of 30 minutes a day with the FIT DOG Level 1 exercise program.
Dog parkour combines elements of human parkour and dog agility to create an accessible activity for dogs and humans alike. Dogs get introduced to the world of jumping, climbing, balancing over, crawling under, and going around different obstacles in their everyday world. Parkour can be done anywhere and is limited only by one’s imagination. Dog parkour helps with confidence and overcoming fears, and it is a low impact but challenging activity for any canine athlete.
In this workshop we will introduce foundation skills for a fitness program and a novice dog parkour title. You will be taught the basics of exercise, correct positioning and how to create a basic daily exercise routing for your dog. AKC Fit Dog Level 1 certificates will be provided at the end of the workshop for those dogs who are able to pass the test.
CONTACT Tammy Bartz firstname.lastname@example.org or Colleen Belanger email@example.com to register