The 5 Fitness Components

A physically fit dog is conditioned in five areas. As canine conditioning coaches, we look at fitness as a whole, addressing each of the components with targeted exercises.

Many exercises demonstrated in this book will benefit more than one of the fitness components at the same time.

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FLEXIBILITY

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Flexibility is the ability to move joints through a complete range of motion. We increase a dog’s flexibility through stretching exercises that lengthen the muscles.

BALANCE

Balance is the dog’s ability to evenly distribute ...

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