Functional Canine Conditioning With Just A Peanut
Without questions the most versatile piece of canine conditioning equipment is the peanut. Its length creates the ideal platform for a dog to stand. Its lateral movement targets the area of a dog where it is physically weakest. Its roll creates an ideal platform for dynamic stabilization challenges in order to recreate the unpredictability of intense actions of canine sports. Its height is enough for jump drills, hindlimb or forelimb isolation exercises and there's enough room to practice almost any obedience commands.
The beauty of working with your dog on a peanut supported by you and the wall or other open support system is the ability to create amazing dynamic challenges. How? Pressure. The pressure controls the difficulty.
So you are able to increase or decrease your dog's need to stabilize the peanut while performing a movement. That need to stabilize the peanut, while your dog performs a physical movement is the basis for creating dynamic challenges.
Dynamic challenges recreate the realities of your dog performing in their sport. When your dog is physically active they might find themselves on an unstable surface, their ability to stabilize their body, or the surface, while performing the athletic movement of their sport is essential for injury prevention and improved performance.This course features over 20 video lessons and provides students direct access to the course instructor through Q & A discussion forums dedicated to each lesson. You'll have access to all the material immediately and the convenience of learning at you're own pace over a 6 month period while still having access to your instructor the entire time.
In this lesson, Jeris and Rue demonstrate how you can use the peanut to create dynamic challenges that teach your dog to engage their adductors during movements. Pressure can be adjust before a movement, during a movement or at the end of a movement. The implementing the concept of dynamic challenges recreates the realities of canine sports or an active lifestyle and will help prevent and improve performance.
Jeris Pugh has been studying canine behavior through practice, publications and live seminars for the past 10 years. He's attended lectures from veterinary behavior experts like Dr. Ian Dunbar, founder of Associations of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and Dr. Lynn Seibert, President of The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB).
After years of training dogs privately for obedience and competing in disc dog competitions throughout the Northeast, he realized there was something lacking in the dog training world. He set out to create a program that would not only improve dog's behavior, but give them an outlet for their excess energy, and improve their ability to perform their sport or maintain an active life. His experiences beyond the canine world that were instrumental in achieving that goal.
He utilized his experience in teaching and training in the martial arts to combine the concepts of positive reinforcment dog training and the physical outlet that comes along with a martial arts class in order to create the original concept for The Martial ARFS. Under the guidance of his wife, Eve Pugh DVM CVA, CCRP, he used the principles he learned performing and providing functional training for human athletes and substituted canine rehabilitative exercises, canine balance, coordination and body awareness drills, and canine sports activities in order to create functional fitness training programs.
However, a one of kind dog training program is only as beneficial as someone's ability to reach people with it. So in 2013, he open the first Martial ARFS facility on Long Island NY (Just 20 minutes outside NYC). Because of this dense population of the NYC metro area The Martial ARFS has become a high volume training center with as many as 60 new dogs per month. As a result, over the past 4 years The Martial ARFS has become the center piece for improving health, behavior or just a fun place for dog owners and their dogs.
The success Martial ARFS has enabled Jeris to worked with a number of veterinarians across Long Island and NYC to provide programs for their specific clients. Countless General Practitioners, as well as specialist in Surgery, Neurology and even Oncology have sent their clients to The Martial ARFS for general fitness, conditioning, or weight loss.
To continue the process of bringing The Martial ARFS to more and more dog owners, Jeris is now expanding The Martial ARFS brand with additional facilities and online training so that people throughout the US and the world will be able to benefit from The Martial ARFS
He, along with The Martial ARFS has been featured in numerous articles from, PetMD, Dogster, The I Love Dogs Site, Dog ID's.com, and Natural Awakenings with articles on canine fitness, behavior, and the concept of The Martial ARFS itself. In addition, his canine fitness blog averages almost 25,000 views per year.