FitDOG Classes & Services

Please note All Flygility FitDOG classes require booking

6 Week Beginners Fitness Courses

Six Week Course = £50

In this 6 week course you will be shown the foundation steps required to get you started on your path to canine fitness
Benefits of FitPAWS® include:  Building a strong core, helping stabilize weak areas, improves balance, coordination, body awareness, reaction time, flexibility, and help build confidence.

Course Requirements :

Dog health – No injury or illness

Course Content

Week 1 starts with short talks including demonstrations on:-
•The principles of FitPAWS® and what dogs can benefit.
•Warm up routines and why you need them.  Includes demonstration and attending dog participation.
•Introduction to basic cues (pre level1) using simple learning techniques
•Progression of levels and goals you should be able to achieve during this course.  (includes demonstration by capable dog)
•Cool Down routines and why you need them. Includes demonstration and attending dog participation.
•Homework (no I’m not kidding) To get the full benefit of canine fitness and progress to higher levels you will need to practice at home.  Once a week in class is not enough!!!  Cues do not require equipment.  They only require time and patience, oh and a few treats of course.

Weeks 2-6 will include
•Introduction to basic equipment i.e. Balance Pads, Balance Discs, Fitbones, Wobble Boards.
•Simple exercises and how to incorporate equipment.
•Before progressing to cue tests are performed to make sure your dog is ready for the next step.
•Exercises will be set according to your dogs ability, your dog will not be asked to do anything that is above its capabilities.
•N.B.  All classes will have Warm up and cool down routines
Class Etiquette – Please arrive on time to assist with setting up.
Make sure you bring plenty of tiny treats, these exercises require repetitions.
Give other dogs space.
Please hang around at end of class to assist with packing away.
This venue is not heated.  If it is cold outside its cold inside, wear suitable clothing.


6 Week Intermediate Fitness Courses

Six Week Course = £50

In this 6 week course, you will be shown additional exercises and more challenging equipment for the conditioning of your dog.

Course Requirements :

Dog health – No injury or illness,  Handling skills – Intermediate (recall/sits/stands/downs/rear feet targeting)

Course schedule

Demos and Introduction of additional cues.

Introduction to Additional Equipment.

Introduction of Strengthening exercises.

Level Assessment and Graduation.


6 Week Advanced Fitness Course

Six Week Course = £50

In this 6 week course, you will be shown advanced exercises for the conditioning of your dog.

Benefits of class include:  Building a strong core, helping stabilize weak areas, improves balance, coordination, body awareness, reaction time, flexibility, and helps build confidence!

Course Requirements :

Dog health – No injury or illness,  Handling skills – Advanced (recall/sits/stands/downs/rear foot targeting independent foot actions)

Course schedule

Demos and Introduction of advanced cues.

Introduction to advanced equipment

Introduction to advanced Strengthening exercises.

Level Assessment and Graduation.


Recreational Classes

Recreational classes ~ 1 hr = £10 (N.B. Discount for block bookings)

These classes are on-going and are for general fitness, balance and wellbeing.  Suitable for dogs that have completed at least the 6 week beginners course.

Class Requirements :

Dog health – No injury or illness Handling skills – Basic ie recal/sits/downs

There will be variety of stations set up in each class, each station will have a list of exercises to perform before moving on to the next station. (Don’t worry the list will range from easy to advanced and assistance will be given)  Each dog will progress at their own rate.

The first time you attend you will be shown a basic warm up routine and you will be shown a how to get you dog to perform the various exercises correctly.


One to One Classes

One to one Training ~ 1 Hr = £30

If your dog does not cope well in group classes and is easily distracted, Individual classes can be arranged.


FULL CANINE FITNESS PLANS AND ASSESSMENT

It is important to note that before a dog starts a full canine fitness program it must first be assessed for suitability.  During this process I will need to know a bit of information about your dog in the following stages before producing a fitness plan.

First stages of Assessment

Canine History (weight, previous/ongoing conditions allergies. etc.)

  1. Visual assessment (dogs appearance, gait and motion observed etc.)
  2. Hands on assessment (includes measurements taken),

The Next stage of the assessment allows me to see what the dog is capable of.

  1. Cue Test. (what the dog knows and how it performs when asked to do so)

Which leads to –

  1. Fitness Plan Design – Each Fitness program is custom designed to suit individual dogs and its needs while also fitting it into your schedule. It is important to set the exercises for the dog at the right level.  Each plan design will include detailed description of what exercises to do, for how long and how often.  Additional modified plans, increasing difficulty and intensity as your dogs fitness improves are also offered.

With your goals in mind, we will work together to find training methods that suit both your training style and the learning style of your dog.

Posture and position is highly important to get right, without qualified supervision your criteria for meeting your goals can be compromised and you can be accidentally straining muscles.

WE ALSO OFFEER FULL CANINE FITNESS PLANS AND ASSESMENT

These plans are customised to suit the needs of the individual dog.

INITIAL ASSESSMENT FOR CANINE FITNESS PLAN  = £25

This covers stages 1-3 of the process for a canine fitness plan.

FITNESS PLAN DESIGN (stage 4-5)                                             

Initial plan design = £20

First Additional = £10

Continuing plans = £5

Re-ASSESSMENT*  = £10

*Re-ASSESSMENT is required from time to time this is a review of stages 1-5)

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