“FUN”damental Skills

“FUN”damental Skills

What are fundamental skills? They are the tiny pieces that make up the bulk of our dog’s future behaviors. Why do we care so much about fundamental skills? In essence, they bridge the gap on beginner skills to advanced skills. The base layer fundamental skills I find...

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Meet Juli

Meet Juli

Juli has been involved in dog sports for the last 30 years. Her main interests are competitive rally / obedience and Search and Rescue, specializing in Human Remains Detection K9's. Currently she shares her home with one husband, three Border Collies, a Golden...

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National Canine Fitness Month

National Canine Fitness Month

April is National Canine Fitness Month. As a certified canine fitness trainer (CCFT), I’m excited to share some fitness knowledge with you. Regardless if you have a performance canine or a professional couch companion, keeping them physically fit is important. What...

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Warm up

Warm up

I often get asked, “is it really necessary to warm up my dog before starting class?”. The answer is always, yes! In fact, you should be prepared to warm up and cool down your dog each time you work him out. A warm up does multiple things: Improves flexibility ...

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Canine Plyometrics

Canine Plyometrics

All dogs jump. It’s a natural seemingly effortless motion for dogs. Many dog sports ask the dog to jump frequently. Jumping style as well as fitness is important to maintaining your dog’s soundness. My main reason for becoming a certified canine fitness trainer was to...

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Puppy Fitness

Puppy Fitness

Puppy love is exploding in the Escobar home with our newest addition, Sealah. Adding a new puppy to your pack is exciting. Puppies require a lot of training, planning and more training. Afterall, are we ever really done with training once our dogs leave puppyhood? In...

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Fit Over Fashion

I recently attended a canine fitness seminar and had the pleasure of trying a lot of popular harnesses that are on the market today. When it comes to finding a harness for your dog, I recognize the struggle you may be faced with. Although I do spend a good amount of...

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Introducing

Aniolek’s Hooked on Sealah We welcomed this lovely gal to our pack over the weekend. Sealah has beauty and brains with a desired temperament for our home. She is settling into our busy house nicely. Subscribe to my blog to keep up with her training, adventures and all...

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Fit for Life…Even as a Senior

CCFT Earlier this year I completed a program through the University of Tennessee earning my Certified Canine Fitness Trainer, (CCFT) credentials. Fitness, nutrition, and overall longevity are areas I’m most passionate about so I was excited to have this opportunity....

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Training Through Summer

In Florida, we are already feeling the smoldering heat and that makes it challenging and even unsafe to train our dogs outdoors. There are the exception times like early morning or late evenings but let’s be real, sometimes those times aren’t fitting for our agenda....

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