Keep Your Dog Fit, Focused, & Firey With Just A Peanut
However, without questions the most versatile piece of canine conditioning equipment is the peanut. No other piece of equipment shines brighter for it's effectiveness in all areas. It's length creates the ideal platform for a dog to stand. It's lateral movement targets the area of a dog where it is physically weakest. It's roll creates an ideal platform for dynamic stabilization challenges. It's height is enough for jump drills, hindlimb or forelimb isolation exercises and there's enough room to practice almost any obedience commands.
In this excerpt, Jeris and Rue demonstrate how to teach your dog to perform a bow on the peanut to strengthen the adductors. Strong adductors can help prevent knee injuries by helping to stabilize the knee during the rigors of sport or an active life.
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 learned how to create behavioral programs based on structure, technique and discipline while teaching martial arts at Tiger Schulmann’s MMA Centers (the largest martial arts franchise in the Northeast). And he studied & trained under Dr Michael Colgan PHD CCN, creator of The New Power Program, which provides functional athletic training for professional, Olympic & recreational athletes.
He utilized his experience in both the dog world and beyond to combine the concepts of behavioral improvement and the physical outlet that comes along with a disciplined martial arts class. He used the principles of functional training for human athletes while substituting canine rehabilitative exercises, canine balance, coordination and body awareness drills, and canine sports activities in order to create The Martial ARFS.
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 in Carle Place, NY (Long Island). After 4 years of success, he's 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.