FitPAWS Peanut Balls

FitPAWS Peanut Balls

 

 
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Description
Sizing

Sometimes referred to theraballs, balance balls, fitness balls, gymnastics balls, or Swiss balls, exercise balls are a great tool for working on core strengthening for canines and humans alike. The elongated peanut shape of these exercise balls provides a long and relatively flat training platform for the dog which promotes better training form and increases stability. The FitPAWS Peanuts have a flatter working surface for the dog than the FitPAWS Sport Egg Balls, so they are excellent for very long or large dogs. The versatile peanut shape targets front-to-back or side-to-side movements, important to dogs when doing core conditioning training.

The FitPAWS Peanut Balls are strong, resilient exercise balls made from professional-grade, heavy-duty PVC material. The surface features non-slip grip ridges to provide superior gripping and it resists damage caused by dog nails. The FitPAWS Peanuts are suitable for working on core strengthening, balance, flexibility, and coordination activities with any size of dog. They can also be used for animal rehabilitation and therapy.

The FitPAWS Peanut Balls come with a

  • FREE training DVD
  • FREE air pump

Note: The Peanut Ball is shipped uninflated. The Peanut comes with an air pump.

Sizing: Choosing the correct size Peanut for your dog depends on the size of your dog and what type of exercises your dog will be doing on the Peanut. Click on the Sizing tab for detailed information on selecting the appropriate size FitPAWS Peanut for your dog.

 

Choosing the correct size and shape of ball for your dog depends on what type of exercises your dog will be doing on the ball. The size printed on the ball is the maximum inflation height. You can decide whether or not you want to inflate the ball to its maximum height or to a lesser height, but never go over the maximum height printed on the ball.

Core Conditioning
If you plan to use your ball mainly for core conditioning, your dog should be able to stand in a natural stance on the top of the ball without being hunched over or roaching his back. To select the correct size ball, measure the distance from your dog's front legs to his back legs while he is standing on the ground.

You can always use a large ball for a small dog, but you can't use a small ball for a large dog. If you have more than one dog in your household, choose a size that fits your largest dog. You may also find it more comfortable for your own back to work with your dog on a larger/taller ball. Using a larger ball for a small dog also has the added benefit of providing more surface area to work on.

Length of
Dog's Stance
Peanut Size
to Use
Egg Size
to Use
Up to 24" 40cm
50cm
60cm
70cm
80cm
65cm
85cm
Up to 24" 50cm
60cm
70cm
80cm
65cm
85cm
Up to 30" 60cm
70cm
80cm
85cm
Up to 41" 70cm
80cm
 
Up to 46" 80cm  

 

Weight-bearing Activities

For weight bearing activities (when a dog is standing partially on the ground and partially on the ball) choose a ball that is slightly small than your dog's height at the withers (highest part of the shoulders where the neck meets the back). If you need a ball smaller than 40cm, purchase the 40cm ball but don't fully inflate it.

Dog's Shoulder Height Peanut Size
to Use
16"-19" 40cm (15.5" tall at max inflation)
20"-23" 50cm (19.5" tall at max inflation)
24"-27" 60cm (23.5" tall at max inflation)
28"-31" 70cm (27.5" tall at max inflation)
32+" 80cm (31.5" tall at max inflation)



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