Warm/Cool/Flex

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:

๐ŸŒ€ 20 behaviors to choose from for your warm up routine

๐ŸŒ€ Learn why you should warm up, cool down and improve flexibility

๐ŸŒ€ Learn when and how to add active and passive stretching to your routine

๐ŸŒ€ Learn about resting heart rate and respiratory rate and why they are important

๐ŸŒ€ 15+ behaviors to choose from for active range of motion/flexibility

Curriculum:

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
Possible equipment - substitution will be recommended if you donโ€™t have equipment used in the videos. Many exercises will be shown on the flat (no equipment needed).
  • 2o2o board/travel plank or aerobic bench
  • Targets
  • Target Stick
  • Mats
  • Feed pan or bowl
  • Stool

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


Your Instructor


Danielle Hall, BFA, CCFT
Danielle Hall, BFA, CCFT

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 "CCFTโ€ 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.

To learn more about Danielle visit:

www.k9benefit.com


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 videosโ€‹ 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.