About the Course
Fitness is for everyone including your dog! Our Fit Dog class focuses on conditioning, body awareness, balance and strength training for your dog.
These benefits result in a reduced risk of injury and improved flexibility for canine athletes. We know that increased mental and physical stimulation also helps with behavioral wellness. Fitness programs can reduce boredom, increase confidence and help eliminate problem behaviors.
We recommend that participants in the class complete at least a puppy class or basic manners class or the equivalent. Dogs should understand the 'training game' and be able to focus on tasks during class. Handlers should be familiar with and understand lure-reward based training methods as well as shaping and capturing and training concepts.
Fit Dog is a perfect complement to any dog sport you are training for or considering getting started in.
Dogs should be able to work around distractions and understand lure based training methods. Minimum age 12 months.
Kellys' unique ability to connect with her human students allows her to shape the learning process in ways that makes sense to both halves of the partnership: dog and human. The past twenty five years she has followed and studied Suzanne Clothiers' training style and has gained her unique outlook on training from Suzanne. Kelly continues her education by participating in workshops, training camps, behavior seminars and webinars. Kelly is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, APDT, an Accredited Dog Trainer with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, IAABC-ADT, a Professional Dog Trainer with the Pet Professional Guild, PPG-PDT, a Certified Fear Free Professional as well as an AKC CGC evaluator, STAR Puppy instructor, AKC FIT DOG instructor and a CLASS instructor. Kelly raises and shows Saint Bernard's and is proud of her owner handled AKC Champions and Grand Champions.