FIT TO BE TIED
FIT TO BE TIED OVERVIEW
Physically fit stud dogs and brood bitches will be better breeders, including:
- being more fertile
- having more good-sized litters
- more healthier puppies.
However, fit dogs need more than a walk! They need safe, effective exercises to develop their core, rear and front-leg strength, flexibility, balance and proprioception.
Fit to Be Tied has all of those! It is the brainchild of Dr Chris Zink, DVM PhD, one of the world’s leading sports medicine veterinarians, and Dr Gayle Watkins, PhD, longtime breeder and three-time AKC Sport Breeder of the Year. Chris and Gayle teamed up to create an easy fitness program for breeding dogs.
What is more exciting is that Fit To Be Tied also includes programs for non-breeding adult dogs, elite athletes, puppies from 8 weeks to 15 months, and senior/geriatric dogs. Thus, it covers ALL of your dogs for one low monthly price!
WHAT YOU’LL DISCOVER
- Which exercises will improve your dog’s breeding performance, fertility and recovery
- How to teach these exercises to your dog
- What training and competitions are safe to do at each step in the breeding process, from before breeding until post-pregnancy recovery
- How to develop a feeding strategy to reduce the risks of today’s dog foods while optimizing your dog’s nutrtion
- Regular assessments for each of your dogs
- Individual fitness program tailored to each dog
- Introduction to key exercise concepts
- How-to videos to help you teach your dog each exercise
- Guidance on how to help your dog progress in its fitness program
- Stud dog, brood bitch, non-breeding adult dog, puppy, elite athlete, senior and geriatric programs
- Monthly live access to Chris and Gayle through video calls
- Regular bonuses, such as the best ways to cool your dog, how to teach your dog to trot, and more
HOW DOES IT WORK?
- Begin by registering, if you are new to Avidog, or logging in, if you are already an Avidog member.
- Once on the membership page, begin by watching the assessment and exercise concept videos. You can also download the audio files or transcripts, if you’d rather listen or read.
- Then do the Fit For Life Fitness and Body Condition Assessment with your dog.
- After the assessment, you’ll receive your dog’s individualized fitness program to download and print.
- From there, review the specific exercise videos for your program and create your dog’s training schedule.
Gather the gear and treats you’ll need, and go to work!
- Try to train 5-15 minutes a day, 5 days a week so you’ll be prepared with questions or issues for the monthly live calls.
- Repeat your dog’s Fit For Life Fitness and Body Condition Assessment to see the progress the two of you have made and get an updated fitness program each month.
WHO IS THIS MEMBERSHIP FOR?
WHAT GEAR WILL I NEED?
- A computer (PC/Mac) with at least 4GB RAM
- We recommend that you connect to an Internet Line with an average speed of 10Mbps or better, and to use an Ethernet cable instead of Wi-Fi
- The ability to connect with the instructors via Zoom, a global video and audio chat program, using a computer or phone
- We recommend using Chrome or Firefox Internet browsers on iOS, MacOS, Windows or Android
- Basic dog fitness gear, most of which you have around your house, such as delicious training treats, a non-slip surface, dog food bowls, low step stool, stairs, dining chairs with rungs your dog can crawl under, and couch cushions. To take your dog further, you may want to purchase PVC ground poles, wobble boards, and physio- or peanut balls.
Yes, although you will need to be able to download the pdf eBook.
WHICH PAYMENT METHODS DO YOU ACCEPT?
We support payments from Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Diner’s Club, and Apple Pay.
LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS IN CANINE TRAINING
She has been named Woman Veterinarian of the Year and her books have received accolades from the Dog Writers Association of America. Through her efforts, the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation was recently established as the newest specialty in veterinary medicine.
In addition to her veterinary expertise, Chris has put over 100 titles in Agility, Obedience, Conformation, Tracking, Hunt Tests, Barn Hunt, Nosework, Coursing, and Rally on dogs from the Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier and Herding groups.
Gayle’s professional life included 22 years of service as a US Army officer (retiring as a Colonel), teaching, speaking and publishing, and conducting research for the Department of the Army as well as many corporate and non-profit organizations. Her education includes biology, business and sociology degrees from Harvard, Stanford and Gettysburg College.
Gayle has bred and/or shown over 130 American and Canadian Conformation, Tracking, Obedience and Agility champions, plus Qualified-All Age and Master Hunter golden retrievers. These dogs include the only two-time National Agility Champion and the youngest Champion Tracker golden.