2015 APDT Annual Educational Conference & Trade Show

WE07 - Tricked into Fitness

Oct 14, 2015 1:30pm ‐ Oct 14, 2015 4:45pm

Standard: $20.00


Fitness is a critical component of a healthy dog. Sixty percent of dogs in the US are overweight or obese. Part of a good training program involves both mental and physical fitness. Tricks are a fun way to do both! The benefits include building a better relationship between the dog and handler, enhancing core strength and coordination, reducing injuries and increasing longevity.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the components of a balanced fitness program
  • Pratice a series of behaviors or “tricks” to enhance fitness
  • Learn tips on how to teach behaviors or “tricks” to enhance fitness


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