Canine Conditioning

We offer a wide range of canine conditioning sessions. These sessions are taught by Charlotte Jarman our veterinary physiotherapist. She has a vast range of knowledge and experience, and is offering sessions that will give pet dogs an opportunity to keep fit and healthy, mentally and physically. Also offering further courses for those that compete in sports with their dogs and would like them at optimum fitness. Below you can find the wide range of courses and workshops that we offer.

 

'Preparing your puppy for exercise' (workshop, 1.5 hours, £30) 

In this workshop you will learn how to exercise your puppy safely. We will help you understand how to build up your puppy's exercise as they develop and prepare them for gradually longer walks.

We also look at how to prevent injuries later in life and how you can start preparing for starting agility or dog sports. The exercises you learn will provide mental stimulation and you can practice these at home.

**For dogs under 14 months

You will use the Fitpaws equipment in class and once you have completed the workshop you can sign up to use the Canine Gym!

'Supporting your senior dog with exercise' (workshop, 1.5 hours, £30)

As our dogs get older their exercise needs change. In this workshop you will learn how to help improve your senior dog's muscle strength and fitness. We will work on their balance and flexibility all of which will help slow down the aging process.  

We will show you exercises to improve their body awareness and overall the workshop offers great fun and enrichment for your senior pooch.

 

** For dogs aged 8 years and over

You will use the Fitpaws equipment in class and once you have completed the workshop you can sign up to use the Canine Gym!

** Please note occasionally the puppy and senior workshops may be run together as there are lots of similarities between the exercises for these two age groups

Adult Proprioception workshop (1.5 hours, £30)

 

  • Canine athletes, such as agility dogs can benefit from proprioceptive conditioning to improve their ability to react faster which will reduce the risk of injury. Pet dogs also benefit from the improved confidence, mental focus and body awareness that comes from proprioceptive training. 

  • Some of these exercises for skeletally mature dogs will also influence muscle strength and improve balance and flexibility which are vital to maintain optimal fitness for all dogs.

  • Remember walking is great for endurance but it doesn’t build strength or improve proprioception. 

  • Once you have completed a proprioception course you are well equipped to move onto our canine conditioning course for body strength and balance as well as join the canine gym! 

Adult Proprioception workshop 2 (1.5 hours, £30)

  • Introducing the proprioception Ladder.... Ladder work is a foundation tool in dog sports, and in canine conditioning and rehabilitation. It is designed to increase your dog's proprioception, coordination, and focus.​

  • This can be used in a variety of exercises. Learn new exercises and conditioning tips to take home to practice! ​

  • Very little space is needed so these are perfect enrichment activities.

The Canine Gym

  • 1 hour sessions 

  • £15 per session

  • Circuit sessions, this enables you to practice everything that you have learnt so far.

  • Our Trainer Charlotte will set up equipment for everyone to use, and be there to guide and support you. These sessions will enable you to have fun using the equipment and build up the health and condition of your canine family.

  • The circuits also provide mental stimulation, are great for bonding and building a positive relationship.

  • Take your dog for a gym session!

Introduction to canine strength conditioning for sports and pet activities

Part 1

 

  • 3 hours 

  • Cost £60 handler space/£40 spectator

  • For dogs 14 months +

  • Introduction to canine conditioning

  • Understand the demands of pet fitness and popular canine sports

  • Learn training methods to improve your dog’s positioning during conditioning

  • Learn foundation strength exercises to improve your dog’s condition

 

Introduction to canine strength conditioning for sports and pet activities

Part 2

 

  • 3 hours 

  • Cost £60 handler space/£40 spectator

  • For dogs 14 months +

  • Learn how conditioning can improve performance and reduce the risk of injury for each specific sport/activity

  • Learn how to create a specific conditioning program for your dog

  • Learn how to transfer the foundation exercises to Fitpaws balance equipment

  • The opportunity to purchase equipment for home use​

To find out about up and coming dates, please go to Book Now

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All Positive Dog Services Training & Behaviour Centre

Unit 3 Upper Buskwood Farm

Hope Under Dinmore, Leominster

Herefordshire, HR6 0PX

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