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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.

Why take this class?


Who should participate?

EVERYONE - length of walks can be adjusted to the fitness level of the human part of the team
There will be discussion threads to ask questions and post video and photos for review.  Everyone is a participant. Each class is broken into sections with one or more lessons within each section. You can submit up to 3 minutes of video per section for instructional review.
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. 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.


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".

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the class start and finish?

Class officially starts the day after the enrollment period ends. New material will be posted 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 videos​ 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 instructors diagnose or treat injury?

No - instructors and assistant instructors cannot diagnose or treat injury. They can design fitness plans for healthy dogs or dogs that have a written release from veterinary care and/or veterinary rehabilitation care.