Taught by Danielle Hall, CCFT
This class is all about warm up, cool down and flexibility exercises.
There will be discussion threads to ask questions and post video for review. Everyone is a participant. Each class is broken into sections with one or more lessons within each section. You can post ONE short 2-3 min video per section for instructional review.
Class will start on the 15th of the enrolling month. Each section 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.
This class will cover in-depth what could be included in your warm up, cool down and flexibility routines. Warm muscles perform better than cold muscles and with a decreased chance of injury.
Warm ups for agility will be the focus, but we will also discuss movements that are beneficial for the physical challenges of other sports.
Why take this class:
🌀 20 behaviors to choose from for your warm up routine
🌀 Learn why you should warm up, cool down and improve flexibility
🌀 Learn when and how to add active and passive stretching to your routine
🌀 Learn about resting heart rate and respiratory rate and why they are important
🌀 15+ behaviors to choose from for active range of motion/flexibility
Proper warm up movements - over 20 behaviors
Cool downs - learn cool down strategies
Active stretches - over 15 behaviors
What level are the exercises - This course will have beginner through more advanced exercises.
Suggested Pre-requisite - A basic understanding of clicker training and the following behaviors either on verbal or hand signal cue, using a target or lured:
- Nose touch and/or nose touch hold
- Chin rest
- Go to mat/target
- Wrap a cone
- 2o2o board/travel plank or aerobic bench
- Target Stick
- Feed pan or bowl
These skills will be taught on the flat (ground) without fitness equipment or balance props. Although I may occasionally use common household items to help obtain the desired positions, they are not necessary, but may be helpful. If you don't have the equipment set up shown in my videos, look for substitutions and ask in the comment section for suggestions
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.
Disclaimer: The information in this class may overlap or appear in other classes due to the foundation needed for many behaviors, tricks and fitness exercises
Certified Canine Fitness Trainer
Bobbie Lyons K9FITteam Member
Danielle owns and operates K9 BeneFIT, which offers canine fitness training private lessons (both in-person and virtually), classes, and workshops in the Southern California area and beyond.
Danielle completed the University of Tennessee Certified Canine Fitness Trainer program earning a "CCFT” certification. She is also a member of the Bobbie Lyons K9FITteam, an elite team of trainers passionate about canine fitness.
Along with fitness training, Danielle has enjoyed a variety of activities with her rescue dogs including agility, nose work, herding, tricks, dock diving, and disc. They also love to spend time outdoors hiking, camping and road tripping.
Danielle is also a lifelong horsewoman combining her knowledge of horses and dogs in both her training and keen eye for movement.
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