AKC FIT DOG
What is the AKC FIT DOG program?
The American Kennel Club is committed to improving and maintaining the fitness and health of all dogs and their owners.
AKC FIT DOG titles were designed to provide a structured, individualized fitness plan that you and your dog can do together.
There are 3 levels of AKC fitness titles—Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Each title requires a specific number of activity points to be completed, which varies based on title level.
What is a FIT DOG Class?
Taking a FIT DOG class is just one of the ways a dog owner can earn points towards AKC’s new FIT DOG titles.
The class uses positive reinforcement techniques including luring, capturing, and shaping. A focus will be on using proper form to ensure we are working the muscles we intend to.
Both, you and your dog will acquire new skills, plus your dog will learn to use muscles they haven’t used before and move in new ways!
We will keep training fun, short, and safe!
Benefits of a FIT DOG Class
- Provides mental and physical stimulation (great for behavior wellness)
- Reduces the risk of injury (great for canine athletes)
- Increases strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular health
- Reduces boredom
- Increases confidence
- Helps eliminate problem behaviors
During this course, you will learn to teach the following skills with proper form:
Front paw targeting
Shake a paw
Kick back stand
Fold back down
Pivot rear legs
Must have completed at least Puppy Kindergarten or Basic Obedience (or have approval from instructor)
This course is not appropriate for dogs who are recovering from injuries, morbidly obese or in pain.
5 months of age and older
Six sessions, each session is 60 minutes in duration
Precision K9 Training
411 W Main St
Ottawa, IL 61350
AKC Fit Dog class is held on the following day:
- Thursday 7:30 – 8:30 pm | Pam