Location:  DogTown Gresham OR




Canine Fitness 101 provides an introduction and overview to canine fitness, training and exercise. This class is for those people looking to design a fitness plan for a dog and/or teach fitness classes.  It is also for the dog owners and trainers that wants to understand how to help dogs reduce the chance of injury, enrich the dogs life as well as improve the bond between human and dog. This class will teach you how to communicate with a dog to achieve the muscle engagement intended for each exercise.  You will leave this class understand exercise progression, sets and reps, how to get the dog to due it and some basic training methods to get you there.

Beginners, as well as those that have experience in canine fitness, exercise and training will benefit from this course.


Event Details

DogTown Gresham
1975 SE 1st Street
Gresham, OR  97080

Start date: September 24, 2020

End date: September 24, 2020

Start time: 09:00 a.m. PDT

End time: 05:00 p.m. PDT

Venue: DogTown Gresham

Address: 1975 SE 1st Street Gresham, OR 97080

Phone: 503-669-8081

Course Details


Course Length



Learning Objectives

During this one day program, the following concepts and topics will be covered: Training methods to achieve basic movements needed for most strength and body awareness exercises
  • Shaping – learn proper clicker timing and how to break down a behavior into small achievable steps
  • Luring - how to lure more effectively
  • Targeting – Use targeting behaviors to improve communication between handler and your dog and Encourage your dog to offer the position needed for specific targeted exercises
  • Capturing – Use what your dog naturally does for exercises.
Foundation movements and positions
  • Understand what foundation movements and positions need to be trained
  • Understand how to progress an exercise
  • Understand how your posture and reward position affect what muscles are activated
  • Understand how the handler's position affects the area of the body that is being targeted
How to apply the basic movements to equipment
  • Equipment combination
  • Beginner/Intermediate and advanced exercise
Complete a circuit training workout with your dog
  • Understand how sets and reps work


September 24, 2020 – (Re-scheduled from May 29, 2020):  Friday

Course Times:  9:00am – 5:00pm

Hours:  6.5 Hours 

This class will be a combination of demonstration and hands on work with your dog.

Attend the course with your dog (handler spot) @ $279.00
(CCFT student rate $249.00)

Attend as an observer (auditor spot) @ $149.00
(CCFT student rate $119.00)


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