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Sit Stay Squat (South-East)

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Sherwood Barks Dog Training, Puppy Classes & Dog Day Care

4716 76 Avenue Northwest

Edmonton, AB T6B 0A5

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6-week Boot Camp

Feb 23 – March 30

10 - 11 am


The Sit Stay Squat program is designed for you and your dog by someone who has spent years learning all aspects of both human and canine health. The human element is designed for you, with a focus on exercises and movements that support your health, strength and development. The canine element is designed for your dog, with attention to the movements, capabilities and exercises that support their development. Plus you both get to exercise together the whole time! It truly is a workout that does double duty!


How your dog will benefit:

Balance & Stability:

  • By far the most important element in helping your dog live an injury-free active live! We have our core, and a dog’s core is just as important. While they may not work toward a six pack, a dog’s core muscles stabilize and support the spine, pelvis and hips, plus all those other smaller muscles who play a role in protecting and stabilizing their joints. Having strong core muscles mean the right muscles are doing their job and protecting against pressure on the spine and hips therefore preventing pain.

Strength Training:

  • Just like with people, strength training increases strength, burns calories and develops muscles, and canine strength training can be compared to human body weight training. We manipulate the dogs own body weight in a safe and force-free manner to stimulate strength and muscle growth. The benefits of strength training doesn’t just stop at the muscles though, it also improves the strength of tendons, ligaments and bones, helping to hold the body in proper alignment and prevent injury. Strong muscles also help a dog keep themselves safe from acute injury - a slip on ice is far less dangerous if your dog’s muscles are strong enough to prevent their legs from slipping further.

Body Awareness:

  • Your dog knowing where all parts of its body are is a learned skill. We’ve all met that adorable big floppy puppy who has no sense of where it shouldn’t flop in its attempt to snuggle! Your dog must develop this sense of self, which requires concentration and focus and therefore is a great mental workout. Better body awareness equals less chance of accidental injury.

Endurance:

  • The basics of doggy fitness! And a great way to physically exhaust your dog. Better endurance increases the efficiency of the heart and lungs while helping your dog burn some calories and maintain a healthy body weight. Endurance training is best left for the grown-up pups though. The growth plates in puppies under 18 months are still closing, and their bones are much softer, which makes them susceptible to injury that can have lifelong impacts. For the young puppers balance training, mental stimulation and body awareness exercises should be the exercises of choice!

Flexibility:

  • There are 2 properties a muscle must have to keep the body of a human or dog healthy throughout their lifetime – strength and flexibility. If a muscle contracts during exercise and is not then stretched back to its elongated position it runs the risk of remaining in a shortened position which can cause imbalances within the muscle, and risks injuries to the surrounding tendons and joints. Stretching helps to maintain the health and elasticity of muscle fibers while preventing knots and soreness (yes – dogs get sore muscles too!).
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Sherwood Barks Dog Training, Puppy Classes & Dog Day Care

4716 76 Avenue Northwest

Edmonton, AB T6B 0A5

Canada

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