Maximize the potential of your canine companion or athlete in this 90-minute workshop. This workshop will cover foundation behaviors and exercises that can be used to help introduce your dog to fitness or enhance your current fitness program while using proper form. We will cover warm up and cool down exercises, stretching, body awareness, core strengthening, as well as plenty of targeted functional exercises for different muscle groups.
Reactive dogs are welcome, but all dogs need to be able to work safely around other people and in particular in close proximity to the trainer, April Pelletier.
April Pelletier CVT CCFT FP-MT
Hi! My name is April and I am a Certified Veterinary Technologist, Certified Canine Fitness Trainer, and a FitPAWS Master Trainer! I got introduced to the canine fitness world in 2013 when I first started working at a physical rehabilitation center for dogs. I had just began to compete with my dog in several sports and saw the value and the need to canine fitness and conditioning. Most people discover the fitness world once their dog is injured and in rehab. It is my goal to help spread knowledge of canine fitness for dogs (especially athletes) before they get injured!
I currently have two dogs who are my loyal and underpaid exercise testers! Sarafina is an Australian shepherd/border collie mix and Aviva is a Belgian malinois. I compete and train in a variety of sports with them including flyball, dock diving, disc, ring sport, and a lot more!