Prerequisite - Beginners 101, must be able to work off leash around other dogs and solid 1 minute stay
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.
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.
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.
Dogs recovering from injuries
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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