So... you have a puppy!
You hope you can provide this puppy with a healthy, injury-free life.
Perhaps your puppy will grow up to participate in sports...
Or perhaps he will be your loyal weekend hiking partner!
Whatever your puppy will grow up to do, you'll want to make sure he has the strength, endurance, and overall fitness to do it well and to prevent injury.
But that true fitness training shouldn't start until the dog is older...
What can you do NOW?!
This course will cover all of the PRE-foundation skills
that will prepare your puppy for the TRUE future fitness work!
Want a little taste of EXACTLY what you'll be learning?
Here's a sneak peek into one of the lessons!
What will be covered in the course?
Everything in this course is the “behind the scenes” skills & training
that I do with all of my dogs (ANY age!) before “real” fitness training begins!
That includes everything that happens before ever asking for repetitions of dynamic movements, increasing duration of static exercises, and before introducing balance equipment.
with 12 weeks of access
With 8 lessons and 5+ bonus lessons, there is plenty to work on!
And, you don't have to feel rushed! 12 weeks is plenty of time to work through the course material.
All lessons include written descriptions, video demos, and photos.
Facebook and Kartra
Lessons will be available online through a Kartra classroom.
There are downloadable files of each lesson, so you can download it to your device and have it forever!
Students will get access to the "LPCF Pre-Fitness for Puppies Support Group" - a facebook group for you to post questions, brags/successes, and struggles!
You will get access to the Kartra classroom (lessons) for 12 weeks, and the Facebook group (support) forever!
be a part of a community!
You can post unlimited questions, brags, concerns, and interact with the other students in the Facebook support group, for unlimited help and support from myself and the other students as you work your way through the material.
After all, raising a puppy often takes a community! ;)
watch your puppy's confidence and
*of course... there are no guarantees. It is up to YOU to do the work!
All I can do is provide you with the information!!
The course contains MANY safe "pre-fitness" exercises and set-ups, as well as puppy life skills that will introduce your puppy into the world of fitness training!
Handlers will learn proper training and rewarding techniques,
to help their puppies learn confidently and efficiently.
All training activities and exercises can be easily modified
to suit your puppy's experience and training level.
Fitness is an investment that you will NEVER regret.
Previous students showing off what they learned in the course!
Here's some answers to common questions!
Most activities can be done with minimal equipment!
All 'formal' exercises in this course will require some sort of low, flat & stable equipment. Right from the start I want to encourage confidence, balance, and foot position, so we use 2 platforms that the puppy can stand on naturally (sized appropriately for the dog). Examples: stools, 2x4 boards, cinder blocks, bricks, aerobic bench (or two), etc.
You will also need:
You may like to have access to balance equipment (ie disc, wedge, pods, peanut etc) for some introduction to unstable surfaces, but this is not required. If you are creative, you can find many things around the house that work just as well - pillows, cushions, etc!
I strongly recommend this course to anyone with a puppy, whether or not you’ve done a fitness course before! We really take time to break down each foundation skill. I want the puppies to have confidence and understanding of what we are asking of them, BEFORE ever adding in a true physical challenge.
The exercises are very "simple" - but that does not mean they are easy! That being said, I do think my approach is quite different. We do less "flashy" exercises, with more of a focus on form and posture.
NOPE! You can start fresh with a puppy that knows absolutely nothing, and you will not be behind! This is the true foundations, so we will cover everything your puppy needs to know.
It is a big course, but remember, you can work through it at your own pace!
Because puppies have short attention spans and cannot work for long at once, it is recommended to only spend approx. 2-5 mins at a time, a few times each day, working on the material.
(that is MAXIMUM! you are of course welcome to do less!)
Puppies enrolling in this course should be at least 8 weeks of age, and less than 12 months of age at the start date.
Upon registration, you will receive an email with instructions and a link to log in to the course, as well as an invitiation to join the private Facebook group. You will have access to both sources for the entirety of the course.
The course has 8 weeks worth of material, but you will have access to the lessons for 12 weeks. There are downloadable files for each lesson, so you can save the material onto your device forever!
I recommend using the puppy’s daily meal portions to train.
That way, they are not getting any extra calories!
If your puppy is kibble fed, you can easily use their kibble for training.
If raw fed, you can use low calorie treats (cheerios, small portions of kibble, or freeze dried/dehydrated treats), or even use the puppy’s meal if desired! Squeeze tubes, or bowl and spoon work well for ground raw foods.
Nope! You can work through the material and lessons completely at your own pace. There are check-in points throughout the course to keep you on track if you wish to follow along that way.
No - but auditors can follow along on their own at home.
Auditors will receive all the same lessons and material as working spots, can ask questions, interact in the group, etc... anything except post videos!
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