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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. 


Course Details

Learning Objectives

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


<p><span><strong><span>September 24, 2020:  </span></strong>Thursday<strong><span><br /><br />Course Times:</span></strong><strong><span> </span></strong> 9:00am – 5:00pm <br /><strong><br /><span>Hours:  6.5 Hours <br /><br /></span></strong></span>This class will be a combination of demonstration and hands on work with your dog.  <br /><span><br />Attend the course with your dog (handler spot) @ $279.00 </span><br /><span>(CCFT student rate $249.00)</span><br /><br /><br /><span>Attend as an observer (auditor spot) @ $149.00 </span><br /><span>(CCFT student rate $119.00)</span></p>
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<div><strong>Location:  </strong></div>
<div><strong><a href="https://k9centertn.com/pages/contact-us&quot; target="_blank">K9 Center of East Tennessee</a></strong><br />11225 Threadstone Lane<br />Knoxville, TN  37932<br />#865-310-2800<br /><br /></div>
<p><strong>Discounted hotel accommodations: (4 miles from facility) </strong><br /><a href="https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1562600989136&key=GRP&app=resvlink&quot; target="_blank"><strong>TownePlace Suites</strong></a>, 205 Langley Place, Knoxville, TN  37922 – #865-693-5216</p>
<li>Ask for the Northeast Seminars room block and receive a discounted rate of $109.00++/night.</li>
<li>Complimentary on-Site parking</li>
<li>TYS Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport is 15 miles SW of hotel</li>
<li>Estimated taxi is $35 USD (one way) or Uber</li>
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