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AKC Fit Dog Level 1

Prerequisite - Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Certification

Description

The AKC Fit Dog Level 1 course is designed to teach foundation skills for a fitness program.  These skills promote strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, and cardiovascular health.  All skills shall be performed with proper form and alignment.

 

Goals

 Upon successful completion of the course, Dog/handler teams will be evaluated on the skills required to earn 3 points toward the AKC Fit Dog Bronze Level Title.

 

Curriculum

This seven-week course will include Instruction on proper form of tuck-sit, kick-back, front and rear limb targeting, pivoting, and other strength, flexibility, and coordination skills.  One week will include a fitness walk at a nearby location.

  

Exclusions

Dogs recovering from injuries

Morbidly obese

Dogs in pain

Puppies under 18 months old. (Puppies at least 12 months old, though there will be modifications in the number of repetitions)

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