SENIOR DOG FITNESS
Keep them moving! Their quality of life depends on it!
As dogs age, they tend become less active and the less they move, the more muscles atrophy, balance diminishes, and the less they move. It can become a downward cycle. Keeping a dog moving is key to a good quality of life.
- A structured exercise program benefits senior dogs by keeping muscles toned and flexible while maintaining balance, stability and function.
- Conditioning the senior dog also helps to mentally exercises the mind of the dog and also enhances the relationship between you and your dog.
This class will teach you how to do safe, fun exercises for senior dogs that will help improve body awareness, flexibility, balance, front, hind-end and core strength. It also provides mental stimulation to keep our senior dogs mind working well too!!
Why Take This Class?
- Learn Fun, Safe Exercises for your Senior Dog
- Lectures on Specific Issues Related to Senior Dogs
- Provide Mental Stimulation
- Enhance Human Dog Relationship
Sign up anytime! Depending on when you enroll during the year, you will gain access to the prior 2021 monthly workouts. For example: If you enroll in April 2021, you will gain access to the previously released January - March workouts right away, and then each month after on the 15th of the month through the rest of 2021.
About the Instructor:
Lisa Schmit, PhD, CCFT, CPMP, Certified Canine Fitness Trainer, Certified Pet Massage Practitioner, Bobbie Lyons K9FITteam Member
Lisa is one of the most accomplished handlers in NADAC. Her consistent, clear positive approach to dog training is evidence with her continual success with multiple dogs! She offers agility, conditioning and massage seminars across the continent and puts on about 12 NADAC trails a year.
Lisa has come home from the NADAC Championships with 10 trophies with 5 different dogs. She has finished in Overall Top 3 at NADAC Champs 22 times with 9 different dogs including her Brittany and Aussie. Tandem, JP7 and Revolution earned the coveted Purple MODSQUAD award--Master of Distance and Speed which requires high level distance handling and speed. Less than 25 dogs in the world have this award and Lisa has three of them. JP7 and Tandem earned the Distance Cup Award. Nine of her dogs have over 175 NATCHES, over 45 Speed Stars. Eight of her dogs have almost 200 Bonus Runs (requires big distance skills). Her dogs are consistently in the Top 10 every year and in most categories in the NADAC Hall of Fame.