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7 January 2015 - 11:10 am
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NOTE: THIS COURSE WILL NOW START ON 4/1/15: On January 22, March 22nd registration opens for the first ever online Tripawd Fitness and Conditioning Class, which kicks off on February 1 April 1 but only IF we can get at least six participants to enroll.

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Learn Tripawd fitness.

Thanks to the Fenzi Online Dog Sports Academy and world-renowned canine fitness expert, Dr. Debbie Gross, DPT, MSPT, Diplomat ABPTS, CCRP, now Tripawd pawrents can learn how to safely and effectively keep a canine Tripawd lean and strong, all from home in a go-at-your-own-pace online class.

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You can enroll at three different levels:

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  • The Gold Level offers the most interaction with Dr. Gross by enabling you to post questions and upload videos for feedback and comments by her and the entire class.
  • The Silver Level comes close to matching that level of instructor access as well,
  • And even if you sign up at Bronze Level, the course is extremely helpful since it allows you to download the lessons, read and watch student and teacher interaction that will benefit your own Tripawd fitness goals.

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Whatever level you choose, you’ll learn everything necessary for helping your Tripawd live a fit, healthy, hoppy life. Through weekly course lectures, homework and Discussion Forums, you’ll obtain step-by-step ways you can improve and maintain your Tripawd’s fitness level.

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Although it helps if you have purchased recommended FitPAWS canine conditioning tools, not all assignments require this gear. Should you decide to purchase it, we hope you’ll consider getting yours in the Tripawds Gear store!

Remember, January March 22nd is registration day for
the first ever Tripawd Fitness and Conditioning Class!

See you at school!
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Blaze and I will be there! Already have my therapy ball, two fit paws mats, and my agility wobble board ready. My fit bone are on back order! We are going gold!

 

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Mary that is so cool! Can’t wait to see you in class.

For others interested in ordering the K9 Fit Bone, it is on back order just until 1/20. You can place your order now here in the Tripawds Gear Store, and we’ll make sure you’re on the list to receive one.

Although gear is not required to participate in the course (there are many things around the house you can improvise with), it is helpful. Here is a list of conditioning gear that will be used in the course.

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Looking forward to finally taking this!  You sound like you’re still worried that we won’t have enough people sign up. Any chance people can say if they plan on signing up for this?  Has anyone cross posted this to the yahoo bone cancer list?  Can we?

IMO, the class is a bargain!  If you go to a rehab center for your dog, you will pay between $60 to $100 PER session with 2 to 3 sessions per week required.  Plus gas and time to drop off and pickup. 

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So glad you’re going to enroll! Thank you. Well, I guess I’m sounding nervous because you never know, life tends to happen when we think we can pay for stuff like this so until we actually have at least 6 enrolees I will remain a little nervous. I am so excited at the though of this happening.

And yes, we would LOVE it if others cross posted it! Thanks!

Agreed, the class is definitely a bargain, and to be able to take it with Dr. Gross? Priceless!

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Is this course a go?   I’ve gone to the Fenzi site and don’t see it offered.

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Hi Kurt, thanks for joining and asking about it. Yes it’s being offered but it got bumped to start on 4/1, registration opens 4/22. Thanks for the reminder to update the info, just found out a couple of days ago.

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I want to take this so bad!! I’ll have to crunch some numbers to see if I’ll be able to though. Paws crossed!

Cassie and Domino

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Domino had his left front leg amputate on May 13th 2014 after being hit by a car. He's now living a happy healthy life on three legs :)

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Oh I sure hope so. Now that it’s been moved to 4/1 we all have more time to save our pennies!

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22 March 2015 - 12:30 pm
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Hey folks, today’s the day! You can now register for the Tripod Fitness & Conditioning Course! Remember we need at least six students to make this happen.

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Invest in your Tripawd dog’s health and fitness now, and you’ll save on potential rehab vet bills later. This is gonna be great! See you in school!

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Signed up for a Bronze space !  hope Johnnie cooperates with the exercises.

Our awesome Golden Boy was diagnosed for OSA in April 2014 in the proximal humerus, front-leg amp on 05/20/2014. Finished chemo (Carbo6) on 07/10/2014. Ongoing treatment: acupuncture + K-9 Immunity Plus ( 3chews) and home-cooked no-grain diet.   Stopped Apocaps because of liver issues.   Liver issues: controlling altered enzymes with SAM-e and Milk Thistle.  October 17:  started having seizures.  Taking fenobarbital for seizures.  April 18: started prednisone.

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I just enrolled too! Gold for us.

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The OP is signed up and ready for action!way-cool

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How many does that make? 4?

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I believe so. We still dont’ have six gold-level students so if you can help spread the word that would be fantastic.

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