There's More to Cavalettis Then Stride Work

Learn How Versatile Cavalettis Can Be!

All Things Cavaletti 2.0

This class is all about Cavalettis and has been updated with more great exercises than when offered on Facebook in 2017! If you took this class the first time, it is always a good idea to go back through the exercises you didn't have time for and catch the new exercises presented. Lengthening and strengthening through the spine and core, improving limb awareness and strength is what this class is all about.

There will be discussion threads to ask questions and post video for review. Everyone is a participant. Each class is broken into sections with several lectures within each section. You can post ONE short 3 min video per section for instructional review.

Each section will post to the site every 7 days. Class begins on 7/15 and there are 6 sections/weeks of material. The course is open for video submission, questions, review and comments for 90 days after the first day of class - access to material lasts for 1 yr.

This class will cover in-depth what you can do with cavalettis for strength, gait and body awareness.

This is a great class to keep your dog strong and their stride length long during the hot and cold months when it's hard to get outside for longer activities.

Why take this class:

πŸŒ€ Improves Proprioception (limb awareness)

πŸŒ€ Improves Core and Joint Strength

πŸŒ€ Lengthens Stride

πŸŒ€ Improves Coordination

πŸŒ€ Builds Confidence

πŸŒ€ Learn how to properly space Cavalettis for stride work

πŸŒ€ Learn when and how

πŸŒ€ Learn all about the creative uses for Cavalettis besides stride work

πŸŒ€ Over 20 behaviors to choose from for your

Who Should Participate:

πŸŒ€ Puppies – before growth plate closer – limited repetition
πŸŒ€ Adult dogs
πŸŒ€ Dogs with shortened stride

πŸŒ€ Conformation Dogs

πŸŒ€ Dogs recently recovered from injury
πŸŒ€ Dogs that lack core strength and stride length
πŸŒ€ Dogs that are tight in the low back and pelvis
πŸŒ€ Dogs that pace when walking with their owner
πŸŒ€ Dogs that lack confidence


Cavalettis for Body Awareness

Cavalettis for Stride Work

Proper Spacing

Proper Height

Proper Gait

Cavalettis for Strength


This course will have beginner to advanced exercise with most falling in the intermediate to advanced level. This class will focus specifically on the exercises taught and I will answer questions about the foundation needed but will not be teaching all the foundation movements (see suggested pre-requisite).

Suggested Pre-requisite (not required) behaviors either on cue, using a target or lured:

πŸŒ€ Nose Touch or Chin Rest

πŸŒ€ Go to Target or Mat

πŸŒ€ Independent Backup

πŸŒ€ Right and Left Circles (Spin & Twist)

πŸŒ€ Side Stepping

πŸŒ€ Paw Target

Possible equipment – substitution will be recommended if you don’t have equipment used in the videos. There are many possible equipment options or you may use something you have laying around your house.

πŸŒ€ Cavalettis or agility jumps or poles on pop cans

πŸŒ€ Cones/buckets, targets and mats

A variety of training methods can be used to obtain the proper movement or position - shaping, luring, capturing, targeting and molding. These will be discussed in the video tutorials, in the forum and through video review but every tiny step will not be demonstrated in the instructional video.

The information in this class may over lap or appear in other classes due to the foundation needed for many behaviors, tricks and fitness exercises.

Disclaimer: The information in this class may over lap or appear in other classes due to the foundation needed for many behaviors, tricks and fitness exercises.

Your Instructor

Danielle Hall, BFA, CCFT
Danielle Hall, BFA, CCFT

Danielle's journey to becoming a canine fitness coach began when her agility dog suffered a shoulder injury. The injury was not easily diagnosed and took over a year to confirm. During that time Danielle set out to learn as much as she could about canine conditioning and injury prevention. The education, knowledge and training she acquired helped her dog return to an active lifestyle. She took every online class, seminar and workshop she could. One of her most invaluable resources has been everything she has learned from her friend and mentor Bobbie Lyons, CCFT, KP CTP, a pioneer in canine fitness. Danielle completed the University of Tennessee Certified Canine Fitness Trainer program earning a "CCFT" certification and is also a member of the Bobbie Lyons K9FITteam.

Danielle regularly assists Bobbie Lyons and trains with Bobbie several times a year, as well as assists her with various workshops each year. Danielle's videos and photographs have been featured in many of Bobbie's online classes and articles, including articles published by Clean Run Magazine.

Danielle owns the K9 BeneFIT and offers private lessons (both in person and virtual), group classes, and workshops in the Southern California area and beyond. She also teaches online classes through the Bobbie Lyons Canine Campus. Her goal is share the benefits of canine conditioning, strength training and body awareness with dog owners to help reduce the chances of injuries and improve performance.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the class start and finish?
Read each class description to find out when class starts. Some start right after you enroll and some will start after the enrollment period ends. New material will be dripped out every 7 days after class begins to allow you time to process the information and start the training process. Video review and commenting will be open for 90 days from the start of class allowing you plenty of time to work through the material, take and edit video and formulate your questions as well as allow the instructor time to review and give feedback. We have built in extra time after all class materials are available so that students that are behind or students still working on behaviors can ask questions and post video for review and comment.
How long do I have access to the class?
For one year from the start of class. The school reserves the right to modify, update or remove this class at any time.
What is your refund policy for current classes?
You will receive a refund if you request your cancellation at least 1 day before the class begins. There are no refunds after class has started.
What if I am unhappy with the class?
We make every effort to offer valuable information at an affordable rate. We suggest you read the class description carefully before making your purchase to determine if the class is right for you. Because there are many levels of trainers, there will be material that is review for some and new to others. For those that are review, it will give you an opportunity to look at what you have trained and refine the behaviors as needed. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, please contact admin at [email protected]
Can Bobbie Lyons diagnose or treat injury?
No - Bobbie Lyons, CCFT, KPA CPT cannot diagnose or treat injury. She can design fitness plans for healthy dogs or dogs that have a written release from veterinary care and/or veterinary rehabilitation care.