Give your puppy the best start.

With Lisa Petterson of LPCF & the Pre-Fitness for Puppies Course

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!

Are you:

  • wondering what exercises are actually safe to do with a puppy?

  • feeling overwhelmed by ALL of the information out there?

  • wanting to learn the true foundations of canine fitness training? 

What will be covered in the course?

  • ✅ safety and benefits of fitness training 
  • ✅ choosing, preparing, and using a fitness marker cue
  • ✅ fitness training techniques - luring, shaping, and targeting
  • ✅ how to reward calmness and stillness 
  • ✅ basic food control games
  • ✅ pre-fitness cues & behaviours - hand touch, chin rest, positions (sit, down, stand), release cues, paws up cues, etc!
  • ✅ forward focus 
  • ✅ being handled - in lateral recumbency (lying on side) and standing
  • ✅ SAFE introduction to equipment (stable and unstable)
  • ✅ age-appropriate exercise guidelines for puppies
  • ✅ And SO much more!!


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.


What's Included in the Course:

User Friendly Classrooms

Facebook and Kartra

Unlimited Support


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. 

Lisa Petterson CPCFT

Course Instructor

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!

What equipment do I need for the course?

I’ve done fitness courses before.
How basic are the exercises?

What pre-requisites are there to this course? Does my puppy need to know anything before we start?

How much time do we need to commit to the course every day or every week?

What age does my puppy have to be to start this course?

How long do I get access to the course?

I see you use a lot of rewards in your fitness training. What do you use for treats so the dog doesn’t get overfed or fat?

Are there due dates or a timeline for when we should be posting or completing each task?

What does "Auditing" mean? Can we post videos?

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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