Treadmill Conditioning, Coordination & Behavior (Level 2)

Improve Your Dog's Health, Performance, Behavior Or Just Have Fun!

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Treadmill Conditioning, Coordination & Behavior (Level 2)

Take Your Dog's Treadmill Conditioning To The Next Level!

No other dog training facility offers anything like our K9 TreadSpin™ class. Now we're bringing this amazing class to our online clients as well.  Separated into three levels, and whether you're looking to condition your canine athlete or exercising your canine companion, these courses will improve every aspect of your dog's physical health and ability.  
This course continues from Treadmill Conditioning, Coordination, & Behavior Level 1 by adding more limb isolation and coordination drills along with a real time treadmill on demand class to follow along with your dog. Among the things your dog will learn include forward and reverse linear limb isolation drills with varying body positions and movements, as well as advanced coordination drills like backing up and crawling. 
When you're finished with our Level 2 course your dog will be prepared to handle our most advanced exercises and physical challenges to continue them on a path of improving their performance, health or behavior. But before you move on to K9 Treadmill Conditioning, Coordination & Behavior Level 3 we put together our limb isolation class for you to follow along with in our pre-recorded unique real-time on demand format. There are no other courses like this anywhere.    
The best part is any treadmill will do. Though dog treadmills add a variety of advantages that we'll go over in this course, it doesn't mean you can't use the old dusty treadmill you brought for yourself when you thought you were going to get into shape for that that one New Year's resolution. 
This is the premier class for physical activity for your performance, active companion, or even obedience dog.
This course is suitable for dogs ages 12-18 month and older. It features 15 video lessons plus our one of kind real time 35 minute on demand Level 2 TreadSpin™ class for you to take with your dog whenever you'd like. It also provides students with 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 your own pace over a 6 month period while still having access to your instructor the entire time.

**You Must Complete Level 1 Prior To Be Able To Purchase This Course.** 
 


Review Level 1 Treadmill Basics

No matter how seasoned your treadmill dog, it's always good to start with the basics.
  • Safety:
 There's nothing more important than the safety of your dog whenever you're working with your dog, especially when you using a mechanical device like the treadmill. You're learning how to keep your dog safe on the treadmill in general, but also when performing more complicated exercises with additional equipment.
     
  • Getting On The Treadmill:
    From stepping on the treadmill to jumping on from the side over a bar. Whether you're a beginner or advanced the first step of  getting on the treadmill can be a challenging activity and even dangerous activity if not done properly. 
     
  • Proper Speed:
  Every dog has a natural walking speed that depends on size, breed or structure. Matching the treadmill to your dog's walking speed makes it easier for your dog to get comfortable and perform more complex moves and exercises.
     
  • Trotting: Trotting is not just great exercise for your dog, it's also a great way to achieve balanced muscle engagement across all four limbs. Though most people only go as far as trotting their dog while on the treadmill, for this class trotting is just the beginning.

Basic Limb Isolation

Limb isolation is ideal for improving performance as well as being a fun challenging exercise for all dogs.
  • "Linear Forelimb Isolation Forward":  Similar to the "wheel barrel" limb isolation exercise for your dog, forelimb isolation walking strengthens the muscles that "lift" your dog's forelimb at the shoulder as well as the muscles that and extend your dog's forelimb from the shoulder and the elbow
     
  • "Linear Hindlimb Isolation Forward":
 Similar to the "dancing dog" limb isolation exercise for your dog, hindlimb isolation walking strengthens the muscles that "lift" or "flex" your dog's hindlimb at the hip as well as the muscles that extend your dog's hindlimb at the knee.   
     
  • "Linear Forelimb Isolation Reverse":   Forelimb isolation walking in reverse is mimics the movement of your dog backing up while playing tug. However, unlike the pushing action your dog engages in when playing tug, when performing this movement on a treadmill the focus of the exercises is the retraction of the forelimb with muscles like the latissimus.  
     
  • "Linear Hindlimb Isolation Reverse":
 This is an excellent exercise for strengthening the hamstrings. Your dog has a natural tendency to "resist" the movement of the hindlimb when walking backward on the treadmill in isolation, so there is a strong eccentric contraction of the hamstring as well as a concentric contraction of the hamstring when your dog completes the movement with a back ward step.   



Advanced Coordination:   

Limb isolation and advanced coordination drills increase the challenge for your dog while working on the treadmill. If your dog is already comfortable working on a treadmill this is when it really becomes challenging for them.
  • Crawling:   Crawling on the treadmill is dictated by the speed of the treadmill. If your dog can't keep up they can't crawl. Since many dogs will try to stay as close to the treat as possible when it's in front of them, crawling seems to be easier than backing up.
     
  • Backing Up:  Like the isolated hindlimb backing up, backing up with all four limbs on the treadmill is one of the most difficult coordination exercises your dog can do. Unlike backing up on their own, the treadmill dictates the speed and they have to sync all 4 limbs to the speed of the treadmill, but if they can't back up fast enough then they just can't do it

K9 TreadSpin™ Level 2 Classes:   

This course comes with another real-time on demand class that is designed to improve your dog's athletic performance while helping to prevent the injuries associated with sport and life.
  • Linear Limb Isolation & Conditioning (32 Minutes): This class is designed to to build lateral limb strength which is essential for performance and injury prevention. It's great for sporting dogs and owners of active canine companions.
 

Forelimb Isolation Walking Reverse

The coordinated movement challenge to your dog when backing up, also applies to isolating the hind or forelimbs when backing up. With the  Reverse forelimb isolation movement your dog has to not only make the coordinated movement necessary to effectively walk backwards, they also have to hold their body position on the platform so that they don't become over extended.

About Your Instructor

Jeris  Pugh

Jeris Pugh

The Martial ARFS Owner

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 6 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 SiteDog 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.

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