Canine Conditioning, Fitness and Strengthening for all ages and breed types of dogs

Joe Nutkins is a Certified Professional Canine Fitness Trainer and runs Canine Conditioning for dogs of all ages to help with a host of areas with our dogs, including one to one and classes. Joe has also passed the CAM (Canine Arthritis Management) Level 1 Course for Pet Professionals to be able to provide additional help and understanding around preventing, identifying and easing Arthritis symptoms in dogs of all ages ;

  • Conditioning and Strengthening for Canine Athletes to prevent Injury
  • Senior Dogs exercises to keep older dogs mobile and pain free
  • Puppy exercises to help with confidence and to prepare for older dog activities inc agility, flyball etc
  • Canine Conditioning workshops to learn about keeping your dog strong and fit
  • Conditioning as a follow on for dogs who have recovered from injury, illness or post surgery once signed off.

Conditioning work does not attempt to replace specialist work with a specialist such as a canine physical therapist, chiropractor, hydro or laser therapist or veterinary specialist.

We also offer Wag and Tone fun workshops throughout the year where you get to train with your dogs on gentle fitness exercises to get you and your dog active and having fun together and the class includes a support group on Facebook also with additional tutorials and exercise plans! 

We have developed our general canine fitness masterclasses into online sessions: we have Trim in Ten, various short workouts that can be completed in around 10 mins as well as separate tutorials for the exercises for you to work your dogs on to help with body awareness, strengthening, balance and confidence especially ideal for during the winter!

We also have our Wag and Tone online Masterclass – this is gentle fitness for dogs and their owners to work on together.

For details of the next course see the Training Dates page
We have our next Canine Conditioning and Fitness Workshop running Saturday 5th November 2022 2-4pm; part of our monthly Canine Fitness Training and with exercises ideal for helping dogs stay strong.

Canine Fitness and Conditioning Training

We have our next Canine Conditioning and Fitness in-person Workshop running in October 2023 which will be suitable for almost all dogs to take part in and benefit from:

🐶 Puppies – for confidence building, socialisation with dogs, people, equipment, textures
🐶 Adult Dogs – maintenance strength, muscle tone for activities and sports, preparation for the future
🐶 Senior Dogs – working on identifying weaker points to strengthen them, ways to help reduce discomfort
🐶 Dogs with Medication – some chemo and other meds cause muscle weakness so we can help strengthen again!
🐶 Dogs with known Joint, Muscular or other issues – once diagnosed we can help keep the body strong and show you what signs dogs can give that they are in discomfort.
🐶 Dogs recovering from an Operation on a health issue or after injury or illness – if they have been signed off of physio, chiro work etc then Conditioning work can be a natural progression!

For full details and to grab the last space on this session message us!

K9 Rally Fit © – Exclusive to Dog Training For Essex & Suffolk!

Created by Joe Nutkins at Dog Training For Essex & Suffolk, K9 Rally Fit takes canine fitness exercises from warm up, strengthening, balance and cool down groups and creates sequences for dogs to work on safely yet productively – providing not only gentle and effective conditioning exercises to help dog’s become stronger and maintain their mobility but also challenges to navigate for mental stimulation.

Every exercise has it’s own sign – with graphics created by Swoopsy – and are set up to have warm up exercises, then stretches, strengthening and coordination exercises, balance and body awareness exercises, leading to cooling down movements and stretches. Each sequence is a complete work out on it’s own! Feedback from our first session in July 2022 has been amazing and has continued throughout 2023 too!

To find out more about this fun new activity, or to enquire about bringing K9 Rally Fit to your training club, contact us! Our next session will be a Saturday in November 2023.

Canine Fitness, Health and Wellbeing: Try Wag and Tone with us!!

Joe Nutkins is a Certified Professional Canine Fitness Trainer since 2014, as well as having completed the Canine Arthritis Management (CAM) Level 1 Course in 2021 to ensure higher understanding of how to support dogs with arthritis issues, as well as how to help dogs avoid arthritis setting in early.