One Vest – 3 Levels!
Resistance Training challenges different muscles – regardless of your dog’s current level of fitness we highly recommend following our prescribed Fitness Level Scoring System to ensure gradual and progressive strengthening. K9FITvest was designed to accommodate 3 fitness resistance levels. Dogs should use Level 1 for 4-6 weeks at least 3 days a week before progressing to the next level. Adjust time worn and types of exercise to increase intensity and challenge different muscles before moving up to Fitness Level 2.
Recommended starting point for all dogs. Level 1 Weights are Included with K9FITvest Starter Kit. Ensure your dog is in good health before beginning this or any exercise program. Level 1 weights are included with your Starter Kit. But should you need a replacement you can order it here. Weights are approximately 3-5% of Dogs Body Weight (Weight is based on a range for a particular size)
For healthy dogs that are active 3-5 days a week and must have completed Fitness Level 1 Program. Dogs starting this level should be using Fitness Level 1 at least 3 times a week (every other day for at least 20-30 minutes) for 4-6 weeks. Weights for LEVEL 2 are approximately 5-8% of Dogs Body Weight (Weight is based on a range for a particular size) Refer to K9FITvest Exercises to Get Started
LEVEL 3 – Customized for Professional Use Only
For healthy dogs that are active at least 4-6 days per week and that have completed Fitness Level 2 Program. Must call for consultation to receive 801-866-3955. Dogs starting this level should be using Fitness Level 2 at least 3 times a week (every other day for at least 30 minutes) for 4-6 weeks.