Our next class will start on Feb 3rd at 1:00 pm.
Why should your dog enter a fitness program?
A fitness program that is tailored
to specific conditioning goals and that is adapted throughout the life of the
dog is the fastest and most effective way to achieve complete health at any age
or stage of life. A good canine exercise
program includes five components: Balance, Strength, Flexibility, Endurance or
Cardio Fitness and Mental Challenges.
Young dogs will improve body
awareness i.e. they learn they have four feet and old dogs will maintain
mobility. Even athletic dogs that are competing
need a good all around conditioning program to help prevent injuries.
Before starting a conditioning
program, your dog will need to come in for an evaluation to determine their
starting condition and so we can design a program specifically for your
dog. We will be checking gait, pulse,
respiratory, measuring muscle mass, testing range of motion, and gathering
multiple other details so we can design a program that is best for your dog.
To test for the dog's appropriate
level, they will need to be able to do the following cues on command.
Target the hand
Once we have determined the
appropriate level and assigned the exercises, you will be given a schedule
to be done daily. You are not doing every exercise every day.
Just like with us, the muscles need time to rebuild after exertion.
When we have enough dogs evaluated and have designed an exercise program for them, then we will schedule a class time for everyone to come and use the exercise equipment. We will have a training exercise circuit and each dog will do its assigned exercise on the equipment.
Liberty Hill Pet Resort
10401 Green Rd
Bealeton, VA 22712