K9 Wellness Through Conditioning and Confidence Building
This class was developed for the middle aged and older dogs in mind. It is during these ages that the dog might put on some extra pounds. More pounds can mean more stress on older joints and injury can happen. K9 Wellness combats this potential problem with prevention. Prevention of many injuries involves a good exercise regimen. This is true for you and your dog when you practice flexibility, strength, and endurance!
K9 Confidence Building is a huge topic that can range from counter-conditioning and desensitization techniques to a discussion about genetics. Confidence, as you know, is developed through life experiences that we can't go back and undo, but we can help the dog move closer to an ideal confidence level right now. We can help them reach their personal potential through physically helping the dog posses better motor-skills, develop resilience, and have non-habitual experiences in a safe and controlled environment.
This class combines confidence building and conditioning. Integrating walking with other fitness games and exercises to keep your dog busy mentally and physically thoughout the class. It has proven to be a fun and enjoyable time with dog lovers in a safe and controlled social atmosphere.
The classroom is separated into stations with degrees of personalized “tricks” to teach and perform. Every dog has different body types. The whippet. The bulldog. The golden puppy. There will be modifications to each station for the more flexible and the bigger boned.
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Appropriate exercises and games should be a part of every dogs’ life. To get the dog's body moving in different ways mentally and physically challenges the dog ... this class is great for anyone wanting to do something fun, but does not want to enter into a sport at this time. You may have an older dog, or a really young puppy. Each game is appropriately adjusted to whatever your dog can do.
Regular conditioning, physical and mental exercise, massage and flexibility sessions can assist you in helping your dog live the best quality of life possible. This is simply an introduction to get you to see potential weaknesses so you can condition your dog to live a long healthy life.
Details: 4-Weeks of FUN
Instructor: Gail Hubbard
Start Date: If you are interested in this sport, please let me know. We are creating a list of interested people for an other class.
End Date: TBA
Location: A Good Dog's Life Training Center, 33 Hidden Acres Drive, Asheville, NC 28806
What to Bring: Bring what motivates your dog (toy and small, soft food treats) and your enthusiasm!