Instructor: Debbie Gross
This will be the first in a 4 part series of classes focused on canine fitness and conditioning. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive program that will allow you to understand and safely implement an exercise program for dogs. We will review canine anatomy, canine conditioning and physiology, exercise physiology and science, movement and gait, nutrition, common canine conditions, and programs. This program will help you design a program for dogs – whether it is for overall health and fitness or for a specific sport and activity. Gold members will be eligible to go through the examination process to be awarded a certficate in canine fitness. Participants will need to check their own regulatory guidelines by the state and country and are fully responsible for their own limitations.
This 4 course series will be followed by a comprehensive examination given by Wizard of Paws, and a submission of four case studies. If the two portions are successfully completed, a Canine Fitness Trainer Certificate will be awarded. The title of Certified Professional Canine Fitness Trainer will be awared, or CPCFT. (In the process of RACE investigation for the course series.) Only gold members will be eligible to complete the examination. IN ADDITION, GOLD MEMBERS NEED TO BE ACTIVE IN THE CLASS FOR AT LEAST 75% OF THE TIME TO BE ABLE TO SIT FOR THE EXAM.
This series will complement the K9 conditioning classes, but will be more in-depth and cover everything in more detail, in addition to further topics.
Important note: In order to provide continuity in the 'demo' (Gold level) dogs, participants MUST purchase the Gold level for all four classes in the series at one time. The cost for all four courses is $949.
Target Audience: Persons interested in learning more on how to work on physical conditioning and exercise with dogs. Participants may be involved in dog training, exercise, or for their knowledge only. If you are interested in expanding your knowledge on canine fitness and taking it to another level – this program is for you! You may want to explore a different career and offer programs to clients, friends, or increase your ability to help your own dogs.