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

and Ends: September 15th, 2022 @ Midnight

Improve Your Dog's Muscle Engagement and Overall Understanding of How to Efficiently Power Over a Jump

Increasing Strength for Each Part of the Jumping Movement is Key to Improving the Overall Skill and Power of Your Dog

Learn specific exercise that will help your dog jump with less effort, but with more power. 

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.

Video Review
Working students can submit up to 3 minutes of video per lesson 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 begin right after you enroll. This class is always open so some students will be ahead of you and some will be behind you.

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

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.


Lesson 1: Limb Awareness
Lesson 2: Flexibility
Lesson 3: Shifting Weight to the Rear
Lesson 4: Lifting the Front of the Body Up to Take the Jump - Straight
Lesson 5: Lifting the Front of the Body Up to Take the Jump - Turning
Lesson 6: Power to Push Off From the Rear - Straight and While Turning
Lesson 7: Rounding Over the Jump
Lesson 8: Landing a Jump Straight
Lesson 9: Landing a Jump While Turning

Note: this class is not about teaching jump grids. This is about strength for specific stages of jumping.

Class consists of 9 lessons with multiple exercises per lesson.

What level are the exercises?

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 movements needed but will not be teaching all the foundation movements (see suggested pre-requisite).
Suggested Pre-requisite - a basic understanding of clicker training and target training is helpful, but not required:

▸ Nose Touch and/or Nose Touch Hold
▸ Chin Rest
▸ Give a Paw or Wave
▸ Value for Front, Rear, and All Feet on Equipment
▸ Folding Down
▸ Tuck Sit
▸ Right and Left Circles (Spin & Twist)

Although not required, students may benefit by having previously taken Targeting Essentials for K9 Fitness and/or Foundation Fitness. Students who have not taken either of these classes are still very welcome in this class.

Targeting Essentials for K9 Fitness
Foundation Fitness
Possible Equipment – substitution will be recommended if you don’t have equipment used in the videos. FitPAWS is offering a 30% education discount. Klimb is offering a discount as well. Information to get the discount will be available upon enrolling.
▸ Rocker board or non slip board – doesn’t have to rock
▸ 2o2o board/travel plank or aerobic bench
▸ K9FITbones, large and small discs
▸ Peanut
▸ Klimbs or Platforms
▸ Cavalettis or agility jumps or poles on pop cans

There are many possible equipment options or you may use something you have laying around your house.

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 Academy Faculty

CGC Evaluator (trick titles)

Bobbie owns and operates Pawsitive Performance LLC 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:


Pricing & Participation Options...

[ Space is Limited to 10 Workers ]



One-time fee, USD

  • Ask questions in the discussion threads
  • View video feedback recordings in the working students threads
This course is not open for enrollment at this time.

Questions about the course?

Email the instructor Bobbie Lyons at
[email protected]