Total Dog Fitness

Total dog fitness involves both mind and body.  A mentally fit dog displays self-confidence, motivation and persistence.  It’s key to a ‘wagging tail’.  Keeping your dog physically fit starts with proper, balanced nutrition.  Last week I noted the dangers of human food.  It’s always best to find dog-specific food formulated and prepared for your dog’s breed, and age/stage of life. Then exercise:  Cardio to build and maintain a strong heart;  Balance to control body movements;  Flexibility to encourage full range of movements;  Strength to minimize fatique.  Here are how all the pieces of the puzzle work together:

canine-total-health-puzzleAll of our Dog Training Programs encourage dog and owner fitness.  Our Basic and Social Obedience Classes work to use the mind and body with emphasis on calmness, social interaction and structure.  Our Agility Training Classes help to build confidence in your dog and you as an owner as you work with your dog through the obstacles.  Our Walks N Wags Pet first aid Classes provide you with information on keeping your dog fit and healthy.   If you’re interested in learning more, contact us here: Dog Fitness.

My dogs have always enjoyed our active times together whether here at The Dog Stop or outdoors on our weekend Training Classes.  Enjoyable for both of us…and keeps us both fit!


At The Dog Stop we are dedicated to ensuring that you and your dog have a long and healthy relationship. Dog training for every age and stage for your dog.  Visit our Training page for details: The Dog Stop Training.