My one-on-one work with clients and their dogs as a Certified Canine and Strength and Conditioning (fitness) Coach begins with an understanding of the client’s goals for their dog and an assessment of their fitness level. Then, based on the information above, I will design a fitness program that the client can perform at home with their dog.
We will meet every three weeks for six months to assess and modify or increase exercises as needed, review equipment set-ups and answer questions.
I like to support my clients in between in-person or remote sessions by having the client submit videos of their training sessions and providing them with timely feedback.
Please note that a Canine Strength and Fitness Coach’s role is NOT diagnosing, treating, or rehabilitating a dog from an injury or post-op. And as such, it is NOT a substitute for rehabilitation services from a DVM.
Who should consider working with me?
- Anyone interested in the overall fitness of their dog as described above.
- Anyone interested in having their dog learn new skills that will give them confidence (standing in better balance provides a sense of safety and well-begin, for example).
- Anyone who is looking for appropriate ways to dispel their dog’s energy.
- Those who enjoy learning new things with their dog for fun and a better relationship.
- Clients that would like alternative options to daily dog walks, dog parks, and the like.
- Owners who are involved in sports with their dog or enjoy an active lifestyle with their dog.
What are the benefits of working with a Certified Canine Strength and Conditioning Coach?
- Increases proprioception and posture of the dog.
- Improve appropriate weight distribution, muscle mass, flexibility, and muscle tone.
- Fitness may prevent injury from daily activities such as hiking, canine sports, and daily living.
- Appropriate for puppies eight weeks and older.
- Increase in tolerance in handling and comfort with their environment.
- It can increase the dog’s confidence level and problem-solving abilities.
- Provides the dog with an excellent mental workout.
Ninety minutes Initial Assessment in person or remotely $175. (Santa Fe County tax included.)
How the Program works:
We will meet in person or remotely every three weeks for six months. During our time together, I will
- Assess the progress made in between sessions
- Make any modifications need to the current training plans and
- Introduce new exercises and novel props to the current training plans when appropriate. Clients must commit to working on their fitness plan with their dogs at least three times a week between our sessions. These training sessions are approximately 20 minutes long- including the warm-up and cool-down.
The Program includes the following:
- Private one-hour sessions every three weeks for six months and
- Weekly video submissions from the client for review and feedback.
Fee: $1,123.50 (Santa Fe County tax included).
Payment in full is required at the beginning of the Program. Credit card (Zelle), check, or cash payments are accepted.
In addition to being a Certified Professional Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT) and a Tellington TTouch practitioner, Almudena is a certified Canine Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSSS) by the North Carolina State University School of Veterinary Medicine.
Almudena, I just want to say thank you for working with Larry & me & the girls to help us learn some fun things to do on a day like this when we can’t get out for a walk or an outing. It has been wonderful to learn more about fitness & helping restore balance in the girls’ systems.
Thank you for your patience & perseverance with us. You are a wonderful teacher & we have so enjoyed our training with you. l! ☺️ We have learned a lot & will definitely engage our girls in some activities that we had no knowledge of before. Many thanks again for your beneficial & fun classes! 🙏🥰♥️🐾🐾 Melissa Campbell, Santa Fe, NM.