Preparing Your Dog For Champs Fitness Class
Enroll June 25th through July 5th
NADAC Champs is about 3 months away. Do you want to go to champs feeling confident that your dog is physically ready to handle the high demands of the longer courses at champs? Do you want to know how to properly warm-up and cool down your dog? Join me as I prepare my dogs for champs doing fitness activities.
In this class you will:
*Assess your dog’s current fitness level
*Warm-ups and Cool Downs
*Exercises that mimic movements done in agility
*Exercises to build strength and flexibility
*Improve body awareness and balance
**BONUS I will show you some massage techniques
To give you time to teach your dog the exercises and for your dog to develop muscle and balance, lessons will be given twice a month. Beginner and a more advanced version of each exercise will be shown so if you are just beginning you will learn how to start and if you have more experience then a more advanced option is given. Written notes and videos will show the exercises. You can submit videos and I will give feedback.
It is VERY IMPORTANT to have good form when performing exercises so it is highly encouraged to submit videos so I can make sure the dog has good form.
This is a 3 month class beginning July 1stand ending September 30th. You have will have access to the material for a year.
Equipment: Many of the exercises will be using an aerobic bench, 1 or 2 FITbones, cones and cavalettis. I will also use some other equipment but substitutions can be made. We will figure it out :)
This class is open to any mature healthy sound dog (no puppies). While this class is specifically designed to prepare dogs for champs, all healthy dogs can benefit from this class.
Lisa Schmit, PhD, CCFT, CPMP
Lisa is a NADAC Certified Clinician, Certified Pet Massage Practitioner, FITPAWS Master Trainer, Certified Canine Fitness Trainer and a member of Bobbie Lyon’s K9 Fit Team. She gives agility, conditioning and massage seminars across the continent.
She is one of the most accomplished handlers in NADAC. Her consistent, clear positive approach to dog training is evidence with her continual success with multiple dogs! Lisa has come home from the NADAC Championships with 10 trophies with 5 different dogs. She has finished in Overall Top 3 at NADAC Champs 21 times with 9 different dogs including her Brittany and Aussie. Nine of her dogs have over 150 NATCHES, over 35 Speed Stars. Eight of her dogs have 140 Bonus Runs (requires big distance skills). Her dogs are consistently in the Top 10 every year and in most categories in the NADAC Hall of Fame. In September 2018, Tandem earned the coveted Purple MODSQUAD award--Master of Distance and Speed which requires high level distance handling and speed. He is the 15thdog in the world to earn this award. JP7 achieved his Silver MODSQUAD in Dec 2018. Revolution only need one more bonus to achieve this award also. At the 2018 NADAC Championships, Tandem was the NADAC World Large Vet Dog Champion and NADAC Large Vet Dog Champion. JP7 was NADAC World Starter Stakes Reserve Champion and NADAC Reserve Champion Starter Stakes (high level distance class) and Distance Bonus Cup Champion. Revolution brought home 1stPlace Team Trophy. Here is a link to 2018 Champs Highlights Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNRR3D9foggAt the 2017 NADAC Championships, Revolution was Reserve Champion, JP7 achieved 4 sashes in Starter Stakes, and Tandem and Synergy also made it to finals. Amazingly, in 2018 and 2017, her four dogs earned 26 NATCHES and 10 Speed Stars each year! Talk about being consistent at a high levelJIn 2015, Tandem won the highest number of Bonus Points Trophy in Starter Stakes. From 2008-20011, Moxie and Lisa won their class at champs! In 2007, Expedite won the Skilled Veteran Class and in 2006 Haley (Brittany) won Double Digit Class. To view a complete list of accomplishments, videos of runs and photos please visit http://inthezoneagility.com. To view some bonus’ runs http://inthezoneagility.homestead.com/BONUS-RUNS.html
Lisa is a consummate learner. She continues to take classes and attend seminars whenever possible. She continues to evaluate her training and adjusts accordingly. She puts on many seminars across the continent and in doing so, meets lots of different teams with different issues. This has taught her to be open minded, to think on her feet and outside the box! She loves to be challenged and to help people succeed.