509-703-7781

1620 E. Houston Suite 100
Spokane, WA 99217
ANIMAL WELLNESS
 CONNECTION, LLC
K9 FITNESS CLASSES  *  K9 GYM  *  HYDROTHERAPY POOL  *  MASSAGE *  GROOMING SPA
TO PRE-REGISTER FOR CLASSES OR WORKSHOPS

CALL US AT 509-703-7781
OR EMAIL US AT :
awclorna@comcast.net

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS


MASSAGE BASICS FOR YOUR PET
How you can give your pet a massage at home


FUN AND GAMES FOR THE DOG
Doing games during training, help provide your dog a outlet to work on excessive energies. Come play with us and learn. 

BEYOND BASIC'S
 PUPPY FOCUS CLASS
In this class, we will work with different sounds, textures to walk on. There will be introduction to new people and dogs. Your dog will learn to greet people politely. We use desensitizing and counter conditioning techniques while working on redirection and proactive behavior. You will learn to help your dog relax, focus and learn to concentrate. You will improve management skills to manage your dog’s behavior when exposed to triggers and to encourage and reinforce good behavior with clicker training and reward- based training techniques. We will work with different sounds and textures under feet. For info, registration, times on this class contact Annette Shannon email: approvedbydogs@comcast. net


BEYOND BASICS 
ADULT DOG CLASS
In this class, we use desensitizing and counter conditioning techniques while working on redirection and proactive behavior. You will learn to help your dog to relax, focus and learn to concentrate. You will improve your management skills to manage your dog’s behavior when exposed to triggers and to encourage and reinforce good behavior with clicker training and reward-based training techniques. For info, registration, times on this class contact Annette Shannon email: approvedbydogs@comcast. net




CANINE TEAM FITNESS
Beginning, Intermediate, & Advanced
Get you and your dog team fit for the upcoming spring performance events. This class includes cross training for endurance, balance, and strength. There will be exercises for cardio, flexibility, balance and strength.  We will be using therapy balls, cavaletti, treadmills and various exercises to improve you and your dog's ease of movement in the ring as well as helping to prevent injuries and improve performance levels. Get a work out, great music to get you in the mood and a little craziness ! The beginner class we will be learning commands to teach your dog to do different poses so that they can participate in the same exercises you do at the same time.  The intermediate and advanced classes will include more new commands and all of the other commands from the first class for a great fun workout.  Come and spend quality time with your dog and have fun and a great workout! You don't have to be young and athletic to enjoy this class! 


CORE STRENGTHENING FOR THE PERFORMANCE DOG
Getting your dog stronger for performance and help prevent injuries. Exercises will be like Canine Team Fitness only the focus will only be on the dog. 


BODY BUILDING FITNESS
 FOR THE SHOW DOG
In this class we work on getting the conformation dog ring ready. We will be focusing on gaiting, how to increase reach and drive, and improving top line. We will also work on problem areas, such as building muscle tone, core strength, balance and endurance.
Muscle sculpting and working on problem areas are included.  Free stacking and speed of gait, ring confidence and well and having a great attitude in the ring to get that judge to put you in in first place. 


GYM 101
This class is a mix of everything. We do cavaletti, therapy balls, treadmill, floor exercises, everything to do with canine fitness. Depending on the skill level and where the current class dogs are is where we focus out training and fitness level on. So set rules here and we do it all.  


WEIGHT LOSS AND FITNESS FOR THE OVERWEIGHT DOG
Get your dog back into better shape for health and longevity through use of therapy balls, treadmill, cavaletti, and other exercise equipment. .This class is set at a slower pace to help your overweight pet succeed to a healthier life style and have fun at the same time. 


TREADMILL CLASS
This is for training to use our treadmill or to buy your own. Class size is limited to insure that you get more individualized attention. Treadmill exercises are geared with your dog and its needs. We will help you design a treadmill program that specifically fits your dog. And we will be showing you advanced tricks on the treadmill that will include working backwards and sideways on a treadmill. This will give your dog a complete workout on a treadmill. Passing this class will allow you to come in later to use our treadmill in our K9 Gym. Be safe and protect your dog. Learn the correct way to utilize a treadmill in your dogs fitness program by a qualified canine bodyworker and fitness coach. 


SENIOR AND DISABLED FITNESS CLASS
This class is geared to the senior dog , age 7 years and older, or the disabled dog with mobility issues.  Mobility is a big problem for geriatric dogs. Help them achieve more mobility and ease of pain by staying active. This is a slow gentle easing going class just for seniors. Help them feel good and spend some fun quality time with your senior dog. 


DOGA 
This is yoga for dogs . A Canine Fitness Coach to teach this class. Dogs will be learning to do different yoga poses on command. A very fun class to for your dog to stretch and strengthen muscles and for the inner core, and feel good and relax. New age music and relaxing atmosphere.  Come zen out with your dog. Ommmmmm. Participants from the Doga class will get to participate in the new yoga class coming this summer that will include the owner and the dog. 


GENTLE YOGA FOR RELAXATION AND HEALTH
Enjoy a relaxing yoga class to unwind and stay healthy. This is an ideal class for anyone wanting to work on stress - relief, flexibility and balance gradually and comfortably. Students of Gentle Yoga will ease into a variety of yoga postures, breath work and focused relaxation and come out feeling great. This class is perfect for beginners and those that want to ease into a yoga routine due to age, weight or physical limits. You do not need to have a dog to join us for this class. But if you do have a dog, consider adding the Doga class as well. Participants from the Doga class will get to participate in the new yoga class coming this summer that will include the owner and the dog. 


KIDS AND DOGS FITNESS & TRICK CLASS
This is a fun class for kids, age 9 and up. Having fun and fitness with their dog. This class is a special bonding class with the child where they can have fun and exercise and learn some really great tricks to do with their dog.


BEGINNER TRICK CLASS
What a great class to kill the boredom! We learn at least 3 to 4 new tricks each week. We learn great tricks to challenge, engage and bond with your dog. This is for any dog, any age and any skill level. And most of all this is a fun class!


YOGA FOR THE DOG AND OWNER
Coming soon!!! You get to work out with your dogs. Gentle yoga poses for you and your dog. Dogs will be doing their yoga poses (similar to yours) on command while you do yours. These are the poses they learned in our DOGA class. Great class for building on flexibility, stress relief, balance, stretching, and strengthening the inner core, 

This is not the typical class of doing yoga with your dog. You have seen them, you work out and your dog is either watching you work out or wandering around bored out of their minds. Not this class ! You both get to work out!  We will teach you  and your dog commands for your dog so that they can actually participate and do yoga with you. The dogs love it and so will you.



RALLY FITNESS COURSE FOR THE DOG 
 One of our new courses, this course has the likeness of AKC rally courses but this one is geared to fitness. This course is designed to work all muscle groups and build core strength. Your dog will be on a numbered course, each station will include one of the following: pushups on the peanut, weave around poles, 360 degree circle on balance disc, hold a stand on wobble board, balance on paw pods, log roll on peanut, walk over hurdles at different heights, sit on balance disc, puppy squats on donut, 360 again on wobble board then reverse, puppy squats on rocker board and then back leg 360 on balance disc then reverse. This class is a cool way to get fit and have fun at the same time. Arrive a few minutes early for some warm up time.




RALLY FITNESS COURSE FOR THE DOG & OWNER 
This is one of our new courses, same as the Rally Fitness Course For the Dog only we are adding the human factor as well. See the description for the dog on Tuesday Nights Rally Fitness for the Dog. For people we are including these exercises, squat and hold the peanut between the legs against the wall, bicep curl while walking through the hurdles, side step squats with fitballs, burpees or pushups on steps, balance on wobble board, working with your dog on the peanut log roll, side stepping on ladder, floor exercises with fit ball, overhead triceps extension with fit ball, Pilate crunches with fit ball, and side step with fit ball with leg bands. All of these exercises are coordinated with your dog’s exercises at each station. We will be warming up and cooling down before and after exercise session. Afraid you will be left behind. Not to worry, you there are easy levels up to advanced levels for each station. The idea is to have fun with your dog, enjoy the sessions, get fit and have fun. No matter your age or skill level, we are not into pain. Wear comfortable loose clothing and water for you and your dog.



FIRST FRIDAY NIGHT K9 ICE CREAM SOCIAL - New 
Come and hang out with other dog owners. Fun and games for the dogs, use the gym and work out , dog owners can sit in the pool (pool has 26 jets) , 15 minute group massage for the dogs. 
Coffee, tea, pop, water drinks are available. Ice cream for the people, and special treats for the dogs. 
Dogs must get along with other dogs and people. People, well you need to get along well with other people and dogs too! Please RSVP for each event to make sure we have enough food and drinks on hand. One adult needed per dog to supervise. Come and let’s talk dogs and have fun. 


​K-9 CIRCUIT TRAINING 
Another new class, this is a great class for those short on time but still wants to keep their dog fit. 
In this class we will have separate stations that will be rotated. You will be spending a set amount of time working on cardio and endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. Each station will be @ 15 minutes and then you will move to the next station. All stations are geared for a complete workout for your dog. Arrive a few minutes early for warm up.

 PUPPY FITNESS CLASS
Here is a great new class for the puppies. This is for puppies age 4 mos to 14 mos. While puppies are growing they need fitness too. Not only for the physical aspects but for the mental benefits as well. Start them out early, fitness training can help your puppy during the growing stages for a better body, build confidence, and improve overall balance and core strength. It is important that puppies are not forced to do physical exercises that can hurt them while they are still developing. Protect your puppy and only train with someone who has been trained  in canine conditioning, bodywork and fitness. We work at a slower pace and we make it fun.


CANINE GOOD CITIZEN PREPARATION CLASS
 Behavior class or obedience class is recommended. The CGC Test will be offered at the last class. Test cost is additional. The CGC is a certifying program that is designed to reward dogs that have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. Both pure breed and mixed breed dogs are welcome.


BOOT CAMP FOR 
OVERWEIGHT DOGS
 (CLICK ON OUR K9 FITNESS GYM PAGE OF OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO 


NEW

NEW TO THE SPOKANE AREA
'WAG IT GAMES' 
A NEW AND EXCITING WAY FOR YOU AND YOUR DOG TO HAVE FUN 
AND TRY SOME NEW THINGS. 

WAG IT GAMES IS LIKE A LITTLE BIT RALLY, A LITTLE BIT MIND GAMES, A LITTLE BIT FITNESS AND A WHOLE LOT OF FUN. 
NEW TRIALS, NEW AWARDS AND
 NEW TITLES! 
CHECK OUT OUR WAG IT GAMES CLASSES!!!
MISSING WORKING OUT IN THE GYM?

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 OR OUR
K9 BODY BUILDERS CLUB
OR
 OUR GYM CLUB MEMBERSHIP

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NO CONTRACTS / CANCEL ANYTIME

ANIMAL WELLNESS CONNECTION 
 CLASS SCHEDULE 
***Winter Classes for 2017

Pre-registration is required
Sign up early, class sizes are limited
* For class descriptions see on the left.


Call AWC at 509-703-7781 to register or for more info or email us at: awclorna@comcast.net.

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CLASS COST
Note Unless otherwise stated
 class cost is $65.00 for 6 week class
Drop in is $15.00 per dog

Multi-dog Discount
 (2 or more per same household) 
$55.00 per dog/handler per class
or $12.00 per dog for drop in.

** if one handler is bringing 2 dogs from same household and is trading dogs off in same class no extra charge-
prior permission required from instructor

Please note:
*If you missed a class there are no 
  make up classes. *No refunds for classes once first class  has started.

MONDAY NIGHT

CANINE GOOD CITIZEN
 PREPARATION CLASS 
Starts January 9th, 2017
6:00pm to 6:55pm
Class Session 6 weeks
Cost $70.00
Trainer Annette Shannon 
From Approved by Dogs
(see class description)


TUESDAY AFTERNOON


FITNESS AND HEALTHIER LIVING FORTHE OVERWEIGHT DOG 

Get your dog back into better shape for health and longevity through use of therapy balls, treadmill, cavaletti, and other exercise equipment. .This class is set at a slower pace to help your overweight pet succeed to a healthier life style and have fun at the same time.

Starts January 10, 2017
 4:30pm- 5:30pm
Class Session 6 weeks
 $75.00



***Need a more extensive program for your overweight dog? 
Has the vet told you your dog needs to lose weight? 
Don't have time to exercise your overweight dog?

Try our Drop off K9 Weight Loss Boot Camp in the morning. It includes hydrotherapy as well with a minimum of 2 hours per week. Cost is higher and we do the work for you.  Click on our K9 Fitness Gym Page and scroll down to our K9 Weight Loss Boot Camp or call us at 509-703-7781 for more info. 





TUESDAY NIGHT 

TREADMILL CLASS

This is for training to use a treadmill.Class size is limited to insure that you get more individualized attention. Treadmill exercises are geared with your dog in mind and its needs. it't know how and can cause more harm then good. We can help you set up the right treadmill program for your dog. We will also discuss the different treadmills on the market and which treadmill is best for your dog. This class is only 3 weeks.


​Starts January 10th, 2017
6:00pm- 6:50pm 
 Class session 3 weeks
Cost $40.00 


WEDNESDAY NIGHT 

GYM 101

This class is a mix of everything. We do cavaletti, therapy balls, treadmill, floor exercises, everything to do with canine fitness. Depending on the skill level and where the current class dogs are is where we focus our training and fitness level on. No set rules here and we do it all. Here we teach you how to use the K9 Fitness equipment properly and introduce to you many exercises designed for your dog that you can use to make the most of K9 Fitness and have fun doing it. 

Starts January 11th, 2017
6:00pm- 6:50pm 
 Class session 6 weeks
Cost $65.00 





'WAG IT GAMES' SAMPLER CLASS​

A new and exciting way for you and your dog to have fun and try something new. Wag It Games is a little bit of Rally, a little bit of mind games, a little bit of fitness and a whole lot of fun. For the competitor there are new things to learn that will lead to new trials, new awards, and new titles. For someone looking for something different and challenging to try with your dog come check this out. The Sampler Class is a little bit of everything offered by Wag it Games to introduce you to the what it is all about. 
For more info on Wag it Games training look at this link: http://www.wagitgames.com/

Starts January 11th, 2017
7:00pm- 7:50pm 
 Class session 6 weeks
Cost $65.00 



THURSDAY NIGHT

BUILDING STRENGTH AND ENDURANCE FOR THE HIGH PERFORMANCE DOG

This class is specifically made for the  , performance dog that competes in agility, dock diving, weight pulling, field trials, tracking, and lure coursing, and flyball.  Our focus will be on on building muscle tone, core strength, balance, endurance, working on problem areas and preventing injuries. Want to get a jump on the competition and improve performance? Then this is the class for your dog to be in. We can help you get there and have fun in the process. This has been one of our more popular classes for the serious competitor. Give your dog that extra edge! 

Starts January 12th, 2017
6:00pm- 6:50pm 
 Class session 6 weeks
Cost $65.00


BODY BUILDING FITNESS
 FOR THE SHOW DOG


If you are a serious competitor in the conformation ring your need this class. In This is not your average conformation class. In this class we work on getting the conformation dog ring ready. We will be focusing on gait, how to increase reach and drive and top line. We will also work on problem areas, such as building muscle tone, core strength, balance and endurance. Muscle sculpting and working on problem areas are included. Free stacking and speed of gait, ring confidence and well and having a great attitude in the ring to get that judge to put you in in first place.  Want to get a jump on the competition and improve performance? Then this is the class for your dog to be in. We can help you get there and have fun in the process. Another one of our more popular classes for the serious competitor and proven to improve performance in the ring. Give your dog that extra edge! 

Starts January 12th, 2017
7:00pm- 7:50pm 
 Class session 6 weeks
Cost $65.00



SATURDAY MORNING 

BODY BUILDING FITNESS
 FOR THE SHOW DOG


If you are a serious competitor in the conformation ring your need this class. In This is not your average conformation class. In this class we work on getting the conformation dog ring ready. We will be focusing on gait, how to increase reach and drive and top line. We will also work on problem areas, such as building muscle tone, core strength, balance and endurance. Muscle sculpting and working on problem areas are included. Free stacking and speed of gait, ring confidence and well and having a great attitude in the ring to get that judge to put you in in first place. Want to get a jump on the competition and improve performance? Then this is the class for your dog to be in. We can help you get there and have fun in the process. Another one of our more popular classes for the serious competitor and proven to improve performance in the ring. Give your dog that extra edge! 

Starts January 14th, 2017
10:00am- 10:50am 
 Class session 3weeks
Cost $40.00


SATURDAY AFTERNOON

PUPPY FITNESS CLASS

Got a puppy for Christmas? Fitness, developing, socializing and building confidence goes a long ways for making your puppy happy healthy and easy to live with. this program is designed for growing puppies,
  4 mos to 12 mos (One must be careful that puppies don't over do any type of training until their growth plates close. But they also need to have some training, learning some house manners, having fun, socializing and building confidence while they are growing and this is their special class.)

Starts January 14th, 2017
 1:00pm- 1:50pm
Class Session 6 weeks
 Cost $65.00



LAST FRIDAY NIGHT
 K9 ICE CREAM SOCIAL 

New (limited to first 25)
Starting January 27th,
 and 
the last Friday of the month thereafter
  6:30pm to 9pm 


Games, Refreshments, Fun
for dogs and their owners
*** All dogs attending must get along with other dogs. 

Cost $10.00,  'RSVP' required




MASSAGE BASICS FOR YOUR PET
 ONE DAY WORKSHOP

SUNDAY JANUARY 29TH AT 1 PM - 3:30 PM 

Learn how you can give your pet
 a massage at home. If you don't know the proper way to massage you can actually hurt your dog. We will show you how to help your dog feel better whether for an aging dog or an athletic dog. 
 ​

These are just some of the reasons to do massage on your own dog:
Decrease blood pressure, nervousness, and anxiety.
Improve your dogs circulation, joint flexibility, and range of movement.
Really beneficial for geriatric dogs to ease pain and improve mobility
Promote healthy digestion, healthy skin and coat.
Help relieve pain and promote quicker healing.
Strengthen tendons and ligaments. 
Improve the human-animal bond.
It just feels great and your dog will love the massage!


​This is a beginners massage class. The class will consist of 2 sessions, 2 hours each. This class will be taught by a Certified Small Animal Massage Therapist (Wa State Lic #AS60290341), Lorna Boydston CVT, CSAMP. Class size will be limited. By the end of both sessions, you will be able to give you dog a full body massage. Total cost of class is $65.00. Pre registration required. For more information and to reserve your spot, please contact Lorna 
at 509-703-7781 or 
awclorna@comcast.net