Whether human or canine, there are five components of fitness, all of which help to prevent injury and improve movement.
The following are brief descriptions of each component courtesy of Kyra’s Canine Conditioning book (2019):
A physically fit dog is conditioned in all five areas and as you work through this course. The exercises required to achieve your dog’s CCF titles are based on the Do More With Your Dog training program and criteria.
Before starting, be sure to review this short document on basic dog anatomy.
Just as with humans who are starting out on a new fitness journey should seek out their physician’s ok prior to starting a training program, you should seek out your veterinarian’s advice for your dog particularly if you have any concerns or if your dog has any abnormalities.