Workshop Registration October 1st @ 10 am Pacific, 2022 - October 15th, 2022

[ workshop starts on October 15th ]

Learn Safe Exercise Options for Pet Dogs

How to Structure a Pet Dog Fitness Class

Add Fitness to Your Current Class Schedule or Service Offerings

This is the same popular in-person workshop, now adapted for the online learning environment.

Geared toward those that want to teach pet dog fitness classes.

If you have ever wanted to add fitness to your class schedule, this is the workshop for you!

Who Should Participate?

→ Dog trainers that want to teach pet dog fitness classes
→ Dog trainers that want new ideas for current fitness classes
→ Dog trainers that offer "day training" and want options for mental stimulation and recreation
→ Dog trainers that work with aggressive and reactive dogs (put those minds to work with canine fitness)
→ Dog daycare owners that want to add canine fitness to their offer

Your Canine Students

⇢ Adult dogs
⇢ Puppies (with limited repetition)
⇢ Conformation dogs
⇢ Sport dogs
⇢ Dogs recovered from injury
⇢ Dogs that lack strength
⇢ Dogs that lack confidence

Why Take This Workshop?

➤ Understand how to engage pet dogs and owners in fitness
➤ Learn different strategies to teach canine fitness
➤ Learn how to teach pet dog owners to communicate with their dog
➤ Learn how to have fun while keeping pet dogs safe and injury free
➤ Learn the basic targeting and foundations skills needed

Advantages of the Online Workshop

✔️ Convenience of online learning
✔️ Save on travel expenses (flight, hotel, meals etc)
✔️ More time to learn the material than the traditional workshop format
✔️ Work with your own dog in the convenience of your home
✔️ Access to the material for at least 1 yr.

What's Included?

↳Real-time instruction and live Q&A via zoom LIVE sessions
↳Workshop material will be available ahead of each LIVE session (written and video)
↳Access to discussion threads and LIVE session recordings
↳Quizzes to help you absorb the material
↳Opportunity to submit videos for feedback

Includes THREE LIVE TRAINING SESSIONS packed full of useable information to begin teaching fitness classes.

Bobbie will teach using zoom, power point, and videos. You can ask questions during the live sessions as well as later in the online classroom.

LIVE sessions (approx. 2 hrs) will be held:
Oct. 24th, 2022 - 4pm Pacific
Nov. 14th, 2022 - 4pm Pacific
Nov. 21st, 2022 - 4pm Pacific

During the LIVE Q&A sessions Bobbie will answer questions, demonstrate live, give feedback on videos submitted for review, and if need be watch you work your dog. Additionally, all instructional material and videos will be available ahead of the online session so that you have time to:
● absorb the material
● practice with your dog
● be ready for live instruction
● formulate your questions
● videotape any skills you want feedback on
● improve posture or position of each exercise

Knowledge Quizzes will be available to test that you are absorbing the material.

Attending ALL the LIVE sessions and passing the quizzes earns you a Certificate of Completion.

Discussion Threads
There will be discussion threads to ask questions. 

Video Review
Working students can submit up to 3 minutes of video per session for instructional review. Voiceover video review 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
The workshop will officially start on October 15th, 2022, (written and video instruction will be posted) with the first live session on October 24th, 2022. Access to material lasts at least 1 yr.

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


Training of various foundation movements will be interspersed throughout all session.

Workshop consists of 4 lessons with multiple exercises per lesson... plus basic targeting skills upon sign up and bonus material at the end.

Basic Targeting - available immediately upon sign up
  • Front Foot Targeting
  • Rear Foot Targeting
  • Chin Rest
  • Nose Touch
Lesson 1 - Posts October 15th
  • Classroom set up, student dog evaluation
  • Stand / Down / Stand
  • Right/Left Circles
  • Figure Eights with Surface Training
Lesson 2 - Posts October 22nd
  • Working with puppies, building blocks
  • Rock Back Sit to Stand
  • Back Up
  • Bow
→LIVE session - October 24th, 2022 - 4pm Pacific

Lesson 3 - Posts October 29th
  • Teaching pet dog handlers, hierarchy of reward, play
  • Weight Shifting Off Handler Movement
  • Weight Shifting off Head Movement
  • Side Stepping
  • Pivot
Lesson 4 - Posts November 5th
  • Class curriculum concepts
  • Tuck Sit and Kick Back Stand
  • Training a Square Sit
  • Pop up
→LIVE session - November 14th, 2022 - 4pm Pacific

BONUS: Multi Dog Workouts - Posts November 12th
  • Go to Mat
  • Building Duration
  • Videos - Multi Dog Workouts
→LIVE session - November 21st, 2022 - 4pm Pacific

Note: a full class curriculum is not provided but rather a thought process you can run with and adjust to the equipment you have, dog's level of fitness, and safety in your own classrooms.

What level are the exercises? 

This workshop will have beginner to advanced exercises.
Suggested Pre-requisite a basic understanding how to positively train dogs and an open mind.
Possible Equipment – substitution will be recommended if you don’t have equipment used in each video. FitPAWS is offering a 30% education discount. Klimb is offering a discount as well. Information to get the discount will be available upon registration. There are many possible equipment options but here is a basic list of what will be shown in this workshop:

▸ FitPAWS Canine Gym Agility set or hurdles
▸ FitPAWS Giant and regular size K9FITbone
▸ FitPAWS Targets
▸ FitPAWS Giant and Small Disc
▸ FitPAWS Donut Holders (donut rings)
▸ FitPAWS Rocker Board
▸ FitPAWS Balance Pad
▸ FitPAWS Paw Pods
▸ FitPAWS Ramp
Training Methods - 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 and demonstrated in the video tutorials and through video review but every tiny step will not be demonstrated.

Disclaimer: Some information in this class/workshop may overlap or appear in other classes/workshops 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

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:

Pricing & Participation Options...

[ Space is Limited to 15 Workers ]



One-time fee, USD

  • Ask questions in the discussion threads
  • View video feedback recordings in the working students threads
  • Take the quizzes
  • Watch the LIVE session recordings
  • Access the workshop materials for at least 1 year
This workshop is not open for registration at this time.

Questions about the course?

Email the instructor Bobbie Lyons at
[email protected]