The AKC FIT DOG Level 1 Course is a fun, fitness course. This course is designed to inspire dog owners to engage in fitness-related activities, while minimizing the risk of injury or harm due to inexperienced instruction.
This is a fantastic beginner level class for owners who are interested in delving into the world of dog sports and are looking to develop canine conditioning skills. This is a 6-week class, where you will learn proper form for positions, canine fitness safety and skills to help with strength, flexibility, balance, stamina and more!
It is recommended that participants in this class complete at least a Puppy or Basic Obedience Class first. Dogs should understand the training game and be able to focus on tasks during class. Owners should understand lure-reward based training methods, though capturing and shaping as training concepts might also be used in class.
This course IS NOT designed for dogs in need of rehabilitation. This course is only for healthy dogs with no significant prior injuries or ongoing conditions. When in doubt, request a letter from your veterinarian stating your dog is cleared for regular exercise.
We will have items for you to practice with during class, however, to get the full benefit of the skills you will be learning, it is suggested that you have the following items at home, so that you can practice during the week:
-Some type of raised platform that is sturdy and can hold the weight of your dog. Should have good traction on top. A KLIMB pedestal is reccomended.
-A Rubber Bowl
-A balance pad or equivalent (towel, yoga mat, pillow, etc)
Important Note: All dogs must be up-to-date and show proof of vaccines and/or titers including Rabies to attend a class at our facility. Before attending your first training class, you must complete and return our enrollment form. Enrollment in class is not complete until we have received your enrollment form , payment and current vaccination records. If you have any Questions, please contact us at (321) 209-4880.
**Also, please make sure you sign up with a valid email address, as we will send you a welcome email within 24 hours of your online enrollment to any of our classes.
*** For Our Virtual Class Attendees:
You will be right in the training ring with us virtually for about an hour each week (they are 6 weeks long), learning along others doing the same thing you are, but from the comfort of your own home! You can chime in, ask questions and will get all the necessary handouts and training information just as if you were in attendance to one of our regular live group classes. And don’t worry, if you are having technical difficulties and can’t seem to connect one day, we will be able to get you all the information and homework from your sessions so you never miss out!.
All you need is a computer with a webcam or a smartphone and to download the Skype app from your Google Play or Apple Store. It is also helpful to have an easy way to set up your phone or tablet, such as a stand or tripod so it is easy for your trainer to view your training with your dog.
**PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to enroll in any of our virtual training classes at least 24 hours before the actual start date, so we can verify we have your correct information ready to contact you when our live session is going to begin.
**Please make sure you sign up with a valid email address, as we will send you a welcome email within 24 hours of your online enrollment to any of our classes. You will also need to fill out a copy of our Virtual Training Enrollment Form prior to your start date.**
**Please note: we do not offer refunds on any virtual training classes.**