K9 Fitness

March 2 & 3, 2019

Dog stepping off of a yellow exercise ball onto other items Dog sitting an inflatable cushion with front paws on a larger object with it's front paws. Dog standing with it's right legs on the floor and it's left legs on an angled obstacle.
Pawsitive Performance logo Bobbie Lyons is a renowned, professional Fitness and Body Awareness instructor. She is based in Portland, Oregon where she runs “Pawsitive Performance” and “Bobbie Lyons Canine Campus”. Bobbie has earned several canine fitness certifications and has been training dogs for over 16 years. Fourteen of those years have been dedicated to fitness as it relates to performance. She is part of the design team for the FitPAWS Master Trainer Program (CCFT II). Fitness and conditioning programs provide a healthy activity for every dog, even the companion dog. Bobbie summarizes it perfectly in her philosophy: “Using a variety of methods, I train strength and body awareness exercises that activate more muscles in the dogs movement, while moving the dog equally on both sides and in all directions, which inspires efficient movement with less effort and decreases the chance of injury.”
Day 1 – Foundation for K9 Fitness Day 2 – Skills Focus
In this workshop, Bobbie will teach participants foundation skills needed for the fitness exercises. She will also introduce equipment, exercises, tricks and stretches that increase range of motion, flexibility, reflexes, and improves muscle tone and endurance. The exercises are designed to reduce the risk of injury and increase balance, core strength, body awareness and overall performance. This workshop is appropriate for any dog involved in dog sports, has an active working job, or simply needs to be healthy and fit. During this workshop Bobbie will explain equipment combinations for different exercises, targeting different body parts and keeping the work fun and diverse for all dogs. Day two will build on the foundation skills presented Saturday. Bobbie will focus on exercises moving the dogs in all planes of movement to improve strength and prevent injury. Included with this she will also cover strength for jumping, lateral movement, core strength and strength for all planes of motion, how to develop a balanced exercise program for your dog, as well as tips and tricks to help decrease the chance of injury. Working dogs should be old enough to have growth plates closed. This workshop offers a limited number of working spots and 25 Auditing spots. Please visit our website for more details and registration.

This workshop offers 10 working spots and 25 auditing spots. See below for additional details:

Working Spots

  • Working Spots $325
  • Total Spots Available = 10 (only 3 spots remaining)

Auditing Spots

  • Auditing Spots $125
  • Total Spots Available = 25