Enrollment Begins 10am Pacific on: July 1st, 2022 

and Ends: July 15th, 2022 @ Midnight

Strength and Endurance Training for Your Dog

Fitness on the GO - Lets walk!!

Come learn some new fun things to do with your dogs while walking, enjoying the outdoors and tell us all about your walks, send photos and video. 

Both you and your dog will get the benefits from walking and you will complete some fun canine fitness exercises along the way using whatever is in the environment (hills, park benches, fallen trees, different surfaces etc).

In this class we will focus on a weekly walk of 1-5 miles (you can adjust to less or more depending on you and your dog's fitness level).

There will be some canine fitness exercises to do along the way to make your walk more challenging, more interesting and move your dog in different planes of motion.


Walks can be any time of the week. This class will run for 6 weeks.


Who Should Participate?

→ EVERYONE - length of walks can be adjusted to the fitness level of the human part of the team

Why Take This Class?

➤THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO FIT IN SOME STRENGTH AND ENDURANCE WITH YOUR DOGS!!

Advantages of the Online Class

✔️ Convenience of online learning
✔️ More time to learn the material than the traditional in person class format
✔️ Work at your own pace in the convenience of your home
✔️ Access to the material for at least 1 yr.

What's Included?


Discussion Threads
There will be discussion threads to ask questions. Everyone is a participant.


Video Review
You can submit up to 3 minutes of video per section for instructional review. Voiceover video review is done by screen-casting for a more personalized experience. Screen-casting is audio-visual feedback (the next best thing to a 1:1 conversation).



Start Date
Class will start on the 15th of the enrolling month (first walk is posted on July 15th). Each walk will post to the site every 7 days.

Format
Each class is broken into Lessons, with one or more exercises within each lesson.

Timelines
The class is open for video submission, questions, review and comments for 90 days 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. - access to material lasts for 1 yr. 


The school reserves the right to modify, update or remove this class at any time.

Curriculum:

You get to choose where you walk but I will post a challenge each week that will include the following-
Distance of your walk
Flat or hills
Fitness exercises to do with your dog - benefits of the exercise and repetitions (these will be exercises anyone can do)
Things to focus on while walking (both human and dog)
Adjust the length of the walk to fit your fitness level or amount of time you have to walk 



Class consists of 6 lessons with a different walk, different exercise each week.

What Level are the Exercises?

Beginner strength exercise and beginner to advanced walking distance dictated by each student as they adjust for their own fitness level
Suggested Pre-requisite 
➤NONE - places to walk and ready for fun


Necessary Equipment -
NONE
Training Methods - A variety of training methods can be used to obtain the proper movement or position - shaping, luring, targeting, and It's Yer Choice. These methods will be discussed in the video tutorials, in the forum and through video review.

Disclaimer: Some information in this class may overlap or appear in other classes due to the foundation needed for many behaviors, tricks and fitness exercises. In addition, there are overlapping skills needed for many different performance activities so you may see exercises that are the same but packaged up differently toward a slightly different goal.

Bobbie Lyons, CCFT, KPA CTP

Certified Canine Fitness Trainer

Karen Pryor Certified Training Partner

Bobbie owns and operates Pawsitive Performance which offers dog training, fitness training and trick training around the globe. She was part of the TEAM that contributed knowledge and experience to design the CCFT II Live Lab and is a course "Instructor" for the program. Bobbie also completed the certification program for Canine Fitness through the Companion Animal Sciences Institute and she is a Certified Training Partner with the Karen Pryor Academy.

Bobbie has 4 awesome dogs that train a variety of skills for agility, fitness training, trick training, tugging and dock diving. Bobbie enjoys the training process and strives to comuinicate in the best way she can to help her dogs and clients dogs understand the task at hand. She starts every training sessions with this question "how can I set the dog up for success and give the dog the best information to successfully complete the behavior".

To learn more about Bobbie visit:

www.pawsitive-performance.com

Choose a Pricing Option

Get started as an Worker for
only

$99

One-time fee, USD

  • Ask questions in discussion threads
  • Submit videos for feedback
  • Earn certificate of completion
Note: There is no AUDITOR option being offered this session.

Questions about the course?

Email the instructor Bobbie Lyons at
[email protected]