Maximum Performance: Warm Up And Cool Down for Agility Dogs

Instructor: Kim Fuqua
Start Date: September 18, 2018
Registration Closed: October 2, 2018 @ 9 pm Eastern

Now is the time to learn how to properly warm up and cool down your dog! Kim Fuqua will help you develop a routine, answer your questions and plan your dog’s day at trials and in training to keep him running at his peak.

Category: Fitness, Tricks, Warm-up, Cool Down
Level: Open to all
Class Length: 6 weeks with a break week in the middle (information/classroom available in read-only mode for 1 year after completion of course)

Tuition:
Number of Working Spots: unlimited ($150)
Number of Auditing Spots: unlimited ($100)
Number of Observing Spots: unlimited ($75)
Level of Access:

Course Description

Maximum Performance: Warm Up And Cool Down for Agility Dogs :: Kim Fuqua

Now is the time to learn how to properly warm up and cool down your dog! Kim Fuqua will help you develop a routine, answer your questions and plan your dog’s day at trials and in training to keep him running at his peak.

We’ve all been told at some point we should properly warm-up and cool-down our dogs. But that might create more questions:

What does proper stress-free warm-up look like that ensures our canines are ready to give their best while reducing the risks of injuries? What are the consequences for rushing into an agility class or competition straight from the car and/or crate? How do we compensate if we’re the first on the line? What if we are the last dog at a seminar and the instructor wants to talk about the course? What do we do if we have multiple dogs running in the same class at the same jump height? How do we warm up and cool down all those dogs? How do we prepare for variations in space, footing, and time at a trial? How do you ensure your puppy is off to a great start with warm-ups? And most importantly, HOW do we warm up our dogs safely and thoroughly?

This class will address that and so much more!!!

We hear all around us the hints and tricks of how we should be warming up and cooling down our dogs. A large aspect of performance is based on how our canine partner feels physically. Having something as simple as a repeatable “general warm-up” allows up to establish a baseline so that we can readily see when something is not right. A proper warm-up program will optimize range of motion, increase muscle contractions, and increase blood flow to the muscles reducing stiffness while building mental engagement prior to our runs. As a competitor, a certified massage therapist and a FITPAWS master certified fitness trainer, Kim will discuss:

  • The importance, benefits and training fun of designing a plan
  • Tailored program design for warm up and cool down
  • Time management when working with multiple dogs and/or on a tight timeline
  • Taking your tailored program from your home to the trial site
  • And much, much more!!!

Course Structure, Requirements & Equipment

Categories:

Fitness, Tricks, Warm-up, Cool Down

Level:

Open to all

Course Length:

6 weeks with a break week in the middle (information/classroom available in read-only mode for 1 year after completion of course)

Course Structure:

This course will consist of 2-3 exercises a week. Some of the exercises will build upon themselves throughout the course. We will work on designing routines for each team based on time and schedules.

  • Downloadable written instructions for each game and sequence
  • Video demonstrations
  • Pre-Games to be ready for when class starts
  • Video review of you actual warm up
  • Access to Class Chat
  • Access to Faculty Office Hours

Equipment needed:

  • (working participants only): No special equipment needed!

Space needed:

  • TBD, based on the needs of class members

Office Hours:

Yes, TBD



Course Participation & Tuition Levels

Type of participation:

  • Working (posts responses to written assignments, posts videos of sequences, gets instructor feedback to all of these as well as answers to any questions posted, can actively participate in forum, chat and office) Limit: unlimited
  • Auditing (can view and read all videos/assignments/posts from instructor and working students, will get instructor answers to course-specific questions posted, can actively participate in class forum, chat and office hours) Limit: unlimited
  • Observing (can view and read all videos/assignments/posts from instructor and working students in documents, links, forum and chat but do not participate in class forum, chat and office hours other than to read instructor, worker and auditor posts). Limit: unlimited

Tuition:

  • Working: $150 USD
  • Auditing: $100 USD
  • Observing: $75 USD