Beginning Canine Conditioning Course
Beginning Canine Conditioning Course
Beginning Canine Conditioning Course
Beginning Canine Conditioning Course

Beginning Canine Conditioning Course

Regular price$230.00

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Beginning Canine Conditioning is a six-week canine conditioning course that will focus on strength, balance, body awareness, flexibility, and new skills for canine fitness.


For six weeks, you will receive a complete workout every week, and a bonus lesson on using cavaletti’s for conditioning. The course is appropriate for adult dogs new to a conditioning program or returning to a conditioning program after being less active.

The course will start out with basic exercises, and progress to more challenging exercises over the six weeks. All participating dogs should be in good health, free from injury, or cleared by their veterinarian if they have had an injury.

The course is for adult dogs who have finished growing.


Kathy Childers


An understanding of a marker/reward system.

The Canine Conditioning Foundations course, or the participants acknowledgement their dog knows the ten foundational skills of static stand, tuck sit, kickback stand, folding down, down to stand, nose target, give a paw, front foot target, independent back up and side step. The foundational skills will be used in the Beginning Canine Conditioning class but will not be covered specifically.


  • Treat pouch, or pockets
  • Small soft treats
  • FitPaws pad, or similar pad or cushion
  • Small inflatable disc such as a FitPaws disc
  • Inflatable wedge, or similar object
  • FitPaws FitBone, or similar balance object
  • Small step stool or platform in a size on which your dog can perform a tuck sit
  • Optional equipment
  • 6-12 Cavaletti
  • Two targets, or mats


  • Introductory lesson on how the program will work, equipment, safety, and signs of fatigue
  • How to track your dog’s progress
  • Warm ups and Cool downs
  • Six different, complete workouts that include exercises for strength, balance, flexibility, and body awareness; a different workout each week
  • Cavaletti Bonus – How to set up and use cavaletti as part of your dog’s conditioning program


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