Instructor: Debbie Gross
Next session starts: December 1, 2018Registration starts: November 22, 2018Registration ends: December 15, 2018
Registration will begin at 10:30am Pacific Time
Gold and silver level registrations took place as part of the 4-class series. There are no more gold or silver spots available. However, you can register for bronze on a per-class basis.
For answers to commonly asked questions see our FAQ page.
This is the second 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 (the payment company is DSAL), and a submission of four case studies. If the two portions are successfully completed, a Canine Fitness Trainer Certificate will be awarded. (In the process of RACE investigation for the course series.) Only gold members will be eligible to complete the examination.
This series will complement the K9 conditioning classes, but with more depth and more detail, in addiiton to further topics.
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.
Week 1 - Continuation of the Anatomy of the Hindlimb, the Stifle and the Knee, and the Muscles Surrounding the Stifle. We dive into the individual muscles, as well as how to target and work on those individual muscles.
Week 2 - The rest of the hindlimb is discussed including the feet, the hock and all the digits. This area is so crucial to understand in regards to the structure and strength of the dog.
Week 3 - The tail and the structures surrounding the pelvis are discussed in depth and how it relates to movement
Week 4 - Structure, common sense and purposes of breeds are discussed in depth.
Week 5 - Elbow and shoulder anatomy and structure are introduced.
Week 6 - Considerations of the long backed dog with relation to conditioning, injuries and strengthening.
Please contact Debbie Gross directly for more information on this class.
A SAMPLING OF WHAT PRIOR STUDENTS HAVE SAID ABOUT THIS SERIES ...
I am so excited this course is now being offered. I have researched other canine fitness trainer courses and none seemed as thorough as this. I am grateful we had an opportunity to sign up for all four at once so now I don't have to worry if I get in the next class or not. I have already learned so much and this is just the first level of four! I am also happy with the fact that there will be a certification opportunity after the class. Lisa H.
Fantastic course and instructor!!
The lectures, photos and videos were great. Very clear, pertinent and educational.
Debbie Gross does an excellent job providing feedback and making the learning environment welcoming and fun.
Thank you Debbie, I have loved every minute of the first part of the course and excited to learn more over the coming months :)
I am taking this for the second time and am STILL getting my money's worth.
Debbie is very responsive to her students. She stays on top of the class postings and her fast responses to homework and questions are very much appreciated.
Debbie Gross is beyond supportive and accommodating. Her knowlegde base is astounding.
Debbie was fantastic, her feedback was so helpful and she was very quick to respond to posts.
This class has been GREAT! I am learning so much. I cannot wait for the rest of the series.