BREEDING STOCK FITNESS TRAINING

FIT TO BE TIED MEMBERSHIP

Next Start Date: October 10th, 2018
Time Commitment: 1 hr/wk (or more, if you choose)
Skill Level: All
Price: $29.95/mo

Fit to Be Tied is the first canine fitness program for breeding dogs.

MEMBERSHIP OVERVIEW

We know that properly conditioned stud dogs and brood bitches will be more successful, including better fertility and healthier puppies. But what exactly is proper conditioning? Find out in Fit to Be Tied, an ongoing fitness program designed specifically for breeding dogs and their busy owners.

Fit to Be Tied is the brainchild of Dr Chris Zink, one of the world’s leading sports medicine veterinarians, and Dr Gayle Watkins, longtime breeder and two-time AKC Breeder of the Year. Chris and Gayle teamed up to bring cutting-edge science and their decades of experience to dog breeders in an easy-to-understand, physical conditioning 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 LEARN

  • Key canine exercise concepts
  • What exercises will improve your dog’s breeding performance, fertility and recovery
  • What training and competitions are safe to do at each step in the breeding process
  • How to teach exercises to your dog
  • Flexibility exercises
  • Core strength exercises
  • Front leg strength exercises
  • Rear leg strength exercises
  • Balance and Proprioception exercises
  • Good for the Soul exercises
  • What training and competitions are safe to do at each step in the breeding process
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
  • 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?

Once you’ve joined, you’ll get access to your membership page so you can get started right away.

    • 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?

All stud dog owners and breeders regardless of training experience or background.

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.
FAQ

CAN I TAKE THE PROGRAM USING MY MOBILE DEVICE?
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.

FIT-TO-BE-TIED MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP

SPECIAL PRICING!!

$29.95/mo
cancel anytime, sorry no refunds

FIT-TO-BE-TIED ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP

SPECIAL PRICING!!

$299.50/yr
cancel anytime, sorry no refunds

TESTIMONIALS

LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS IN CANINE TRAINING

CHRIS ZINK

DVM PhD DACVP DACVSMR CCRT CVSMT CVA

Chris is one of the world’s top canine sports medicine and rehabilitation veterinarians and researchers. She obtained her DVM and PhD from the Ontario Veterinary College and is a professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where she teaches pathology and conducts AIDS research. She is also on the faculty of the Canine Rehabilitation Institute and gives seminars to veterinary professionals and dog owners around the world.

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 WATKINS

PhD

Gayle is the co-founder of Avidog International, where she works with dog breeders around the world to design breeding programs that produce healthy, stable, long-lived dogs of all types. She has bred golden retrievers for nearly 40 years and is one of the few dog breeders to have twice been selected by the American Kennel Club as “Breeder of the Year.”

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.

Avidog International II, LLCWe combine science, art and over 40 years of dog breeding experience to create, develop and present puppy rearing courses, programs and equipment for puppy owners and dog breeders.

Avidog International II, LLC
PO Box 66
Highlands, NC 28741
info@avidog.com