Subtitle: A Core Strengthening and Conditioning Program
Author: Sarah Johnson
Format: DVD, NTSC format
Running Time: 1 hour, 4 minutes
Release Date: 2006
Pilates for Pooches will teach your dog to move from his core while actively stretching and strengthening his muscles through the use of various boxes and wobble devices. Sarah Johnson was one of the first to bring human Pilates to Northern California in the early 1990s. Using similar concepts, she has designed a simple, progressive home exercise program—the FitDogs program—for healthy dogs. This program will help you meet your fitness goals, whether your dog is a performance dog or a family pet.
This DVD presents a combination of lecture, outline, and demonstration videos to guide you through the exercise program step by step. It also includes a bonus section on how to get started with a puppy. To further assist you with the program, there are printable PDF files on the disc that summarize information from the video: conditioning guidelines, exercise outlines, and a log for monitoring your dog's progress.
About the Authors
Sarah Johnson, MA, Exercise Physiologist, works with the canine rehabilitation program at the Andrew Sams Clinic in Mill Valley, California. The clinic provides all aspects of orthopedic care with an emphasis on using the least invasive approach for dogs. She uses the FitDogs program with her own agility dogs.