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K9 FITvest Programs

Happy Healthy Wags!

To help you get started with the K9FITvest – please refer to the therapeutic exercises and instructions recommended in your Starter Kit and those available on this site.

Our K9FITvest exercise programs were developed in conjunction with our expert Canine Fitness Advisor Anthony Woerner, PT, CCRP 
Please contact us if you would like a custom program developed for your dog at info@dogtread.com

K9FITvest STARTER KIT INCLUDES EXERCISE INSTRUCTION…
View K9FITvest exercise video tutorials and printable workout cards that provide recommendations for intensity, duration, proper form and training tips!



  • WARM UP EXERCISES
    Choose from 9 Different exercises to help you warm up properly before your next workout. Warming up is crucial to any activity you do with your dog. All workouts should start here!

  • CARDIO EXERCISES
    Strengthen your dog’s cardio system with 7 Different cardio activities designed to help your dog develop endurance to go farther and longer without tiring.

  • STRENGTH EXERCISES
    Help your dog develop fast-twitch muscles to develop speed and agility with these fun activities that strengthen not only your dogs body and mind – but the bond they share with you!

  • OBSTACLE EXERCISES
    A whole new spin on canine fitness – we are mixing it up with our Obstacle series! Get loads of new unique exercise ideas that target endurance, strength, flexibility and balance.

INSTRUCTIONS & GUIDELINES – PLEASE READ
This gravity enhanced, motion control K9FITvest is generally suitable for adult dogs from 18 months to the early senior years. It can be used by senior dogs that are healthy, but we recommend using lighter weights. Resistance is not recommended for puppies, injured dogs or dogs that are 30% over ideal body weight as a starting point for a workout program. However, the K9FITvest can be used without resistance weights; or with the Therapy Gel Pack, to help with sensory integration, inflammation relief and proprioception awareness…

PROFESSIONAL NOTICE – PLEASE READ
IMPORTANT: Exercise must be enjoyable for the dog performing it. If a dog does not enjoy the activity it is being asked to perform its focus will drift and movements will not be purposeful – thus leading to poor technique and substandard efforts. Choosing an activity that your dog likes to do will go a long way in ensuring proper form.

  • Consult a Veterinarian before engaging in any fitness activity
  • Dogs with back problems and joint issues should not use the K9FITvest without Veterinarian clearance. Special exercises may be prescribed
  • Discontinue use if you see signs of fatigue or strain
  • Do not use in hot weather or extreme heat
  • Watch for proper form. Strive for full range of motion
  • Gradually increase intensity and duration
  • Do not use unsupervised. The K9FITvest was designed to be used as a tool for fitness and training.
  • Allow 24-48 hours between sessions

If at any time you have questions or would like a personal program designed for you – please let us know, email info@dogtread.com or call 877-563-5151.