CC – Equipment

What equipment will you need to start your dog’s canine conditioning program and why do you need it?  Initially all you will need some stable platforms.  Why? Well, a platform helps provide clarity to your dog about an exercise by encouraging them to place their feet within the boundary of the platform presented to them, which ultimately results in better precision of the exercise. It also results in more successful attempts and less frustration for both your dog and you.

You can start out with things you likely have in your home but if you want the best results for your dog, consider investing in custom made platforms.  While you can buy them, they are not difficult to make.  I made mine for around $80 in about an hour following these instructions:

Part 1: Platforms in Canine Fitness

Part 2: Platforms in Canine Fitness – Measuring

Part 3: Platforms in Canine Fitness – Building