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.
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
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.
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.
***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.
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.
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
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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.
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ANIMAL WELLNESS CONNECTION
***Winter Classes for 2018
Pre-registration is required
Sign up early, class sizes are limited
* For class descriptions see on the left.
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Note Unless otherwise stated
class cost is $75.00 for 6 week class
Drop in is $15.00 per dog
** if one handler is bringing 2 dogs from same household and is trading dogs off in same class no extra charge-
** If you are bringing more then one dog with another handler from same household we do offer a reduced rate. Call for price.
In both cases prior permission required from instructor.
*If you missed a class there are no
make up classes. *No refunds for classes
once first class has started.
PUPPY SOCIALIZATION AND FITNESS
Did you get a new puppy over the holidays? Now is the time to socialize your puppy and get a great start on molding your puppy to be a great member of the family. Socialization is so important to keep your puppy free from serious behavior problems. Fitness is also important because we work on giving
your puppy a safe environment to play, explore, build confidence, and learn some basic obedience commands and to help with the typical puppy issues. We help puppies explore and build confidence through some basic fitness exercises and introduce them some of our canine fitness equipment. It is important to do puppy fitness right to prevent potential injury or growing problems until the puppy's growth plates have closed. So we will be talking about what exercises are ok for your growing puppy. We will also be playing sounds during each class that will help your puppy not develop certain noise phobia's that can lead to serious behavior issues and fears as an adult. This class will be all about introducing your puppy to all the things it can come in contact with during its growing months, like visits to the vet, kids, other dogs, handicapped people, sounds from the environment, learning to be polite, playing gently with small children, going for walks, ect.
And we will challenge your puppy to help build confidence with some really fun games designed just for puppies. Come join the fun.
Preregistration is required. Class size is limited so reserve your spot early. Payment is expected prior to class. We can not hold your spot unless payment is received. Puppies need to be 4 mos old with proof of vaccinations including Rabies. For class reservations call us at 509-703-7781 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
PS. If we get enough interest we may have a Saturday morning puppy class as well. Please contact us and let us know.
Starts Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
6:00pm to 6:50pm
Class session 6 weeks
CONFORMATION CLASS FOR THE SHOW DOG
If you are a newbie or a serious competitor in the conformation ring then you need this class. This is way more then just running around a ring and getting hands on with a pretend judge. Our class 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 and perfect the top line. We will practice hands on with table dogs and dogs that are only stacked on the ground. We will also work on problem areas, perfecting show stand, building muscle tone, core strength, balance and endurance. Muscle sculpting and working on problem areas are included. Free and hard stacking and knowing the best speed of gait for your dog, learn how to use a treadmill, ring confidence and well and having a great attitude in the ring to get that judge to put you in in first place. We play ring side sounds during every class so that your dog can get used to 'show sounds' . 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 the newbie to the sport. Proven to improve performance in the ring. Give your dog that extra edge!
Preregistration is required. Class size is limited so reserve your spot. Payment is expected prior to class. We can not hold your spot unless payment is received.
For class reservations call us at 509-703-7781 or email us at email@example.com
All dogs need to have proof of current and up to date vaccinations, including Rabies.
Starts Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
Class session 6 weeks
CANINE FITNESS - GYM 101
Baby it's cold out there and we are so bored!!!! Looking for a change in dog classes? Tired of the same ol' thing? How about getting your dog and coming to Spokane's only canine gym.
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. It will be challenging for your dog, interesting, help build confidence and put an end to winter time boredom. This class is also for the advanced fitness dogs. Let's go have some fun.
Pregistration is required. Class size is limited so reserve your spot now. Payment is expected prior to class. We can not hold your spot unless payment is received. All dogs must provide proof of current and up to date vaccinations including Rabies.
For class reservations, Call us at 509-703-7781 or email us at:
Starts Thursday, February 1st, 2018
Class session 6 weeks
MASSAGE BASICS FOR YOUR PET
ONE DAY WORKSHOP
COMING THIS SPRING
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