Bobbie has been teaching canine conditioning and strength training courses in the Online Classroom since 2012. Her courses are invaluable, as is the feedback she provides. From rehabilitation courses to injury prevention courses to conditioning courses, Bobbie's content is a must have for all agility enthusiasts!
Bobbie has completed the certification program through the University of Tennessee to earn a CCFT designation and she has completed the program for Canine Fitness through the Companion Animal Sciences Institute. In 2014 Bobbie attended the International Symposium on Veterinary Rehabilitation/Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine. Bobbie shadows professionals in the field to further her education on a regular basis – Dr. Bianca Shaw, DVM on initial and follow up appointments and Dr. Michael Salewski during chiropractic examinations and adjustments.
Bobbie visits Veterinary Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Group (VOSM) and shadows Doctors Sherman and Debra Canapp during diagnostic ultrasounds,gait analysis, TPLO surgery, initial and follow up exams and rehabilitation appointments. Bobbie is always looking for ways to better help her clients, further her knowledge and foster referrals to and from veterinarians. Bobbie’s Canine Conditioning workshops and classes are held all over the northwest and across the county.
She started teaching in the Daisy Peel Classroom in January of 2012. Bobbie also has co-taught classes with Dr Debbie Gross Saunders of Wizard of Paws. Bobbie’s classes fill mostly by referral.
Professionals in the fields of veterinary rehab, orthopedics, and physical therapy who have reviewed Bobbie's program agree that the exercises in her courses are a great part of a comprehensive canine conditioning program!
Bobbie's Great Classes
Enroll JUNE 1, 2017 – Taught by Bobbie Lyons. Cavalettis can be used to strengthen your dog’s core, fine tune their stride length and gait while increasing body awareness.
This is a 4 week class that will benefit new and continuing students. There are many fun and beneficial exercise you can do with a set of 6 or more cavalettis that will improve body awareness, increase core strength and stride length all while fine tuning over all gait.
Enrolling Feb 1, 2017 – Taught By Bobbie Lyons, CCFT, FP-MTI, Cert CF. This class will benefit continuing students as well as new students. This is a 5 week class coming warm up/cool down strategies and active stretching.
Enrolling Feb 1, 2017 – Taught By Bobbie Lyons, CCFT, FP-MTI, Cert CF. This class will benefit continuing students as well as new students. The workouts will be applying foundation movements and turning them into exercises (no equipment needed) using thing you may have around the house or encounter on your walks. 1 complete workout each week will be presented.
ENROLL MARCH 15, 2017. Taught By Bobbie Lyons. This class will benefit continuing students as well as new students with some canine fitness background. Beginner to advanced exercises will be presented. 1 complete workout each week will be presented showing the number of reps and sets suggested – turn on the video and follow along with your dog.
OFFERED AS SELF GUIDED. SIGN UP ANY TIME. Taught by Bobbie Lyons. This class will drip 7 behaviors every 2 weeks – 4 weeks total for discussion, homework, and video review (additional cost) . In this class you will learn some very basic behaviors needed for K9Fitness exercises. It is important that your dog learns to shift weight and position their body independently before asking for positions on balance equipment.
NOT OFFERED AT THIS TIME – Taught by Bobbie Lyons. This 6-week course will teach you and your dog how to use a DogTread Treadmill for maximum benefits – how to introduce your dog to the treadmill, sustained trot work, lateral movement of the hips and shoulders, independent forelimb and hindlimb movement and progressive weight distribution.
NOT OFFERED AT THIS TIME – Taught by bobbie Lyons. This 8-week course teaches exercises, tricks and stretches to increase range of motion, flexibility, reflexes, and increases muscle tone and endurance. The exercises are designed to reduce the risk of injury and increase balance, core strength, body awareness and over-all performance.
ENROLL March 15, 2017 – Taught by bobbie Lyons. This is a 9 week class that is packed full of information, instructional videos and will closely resemble the chapter Bobbie Lyons wrote for Linda Mecklenburg's new book. It will also have NEW exercises not seen in the written book!
OFFERED AS SELF GUIDED – SIGN UP ANY TIME: Taught by bobbie Lyons. This 6-week course targets progressive exercises to increase muscular strength and tone in the Iliopsoas and Shoulder Muscle Groups. The Iliopsoas and Shoulder muscle groups are the top injured muscles in performance dog sports today! Reduce the risk of injury, increase balance, core strength, body awareness and over-all performance while increasing stability in the shoulders and lower core muscle groups!