Learn to keep your canine companion in top condition!
Kim Fugua Canine Conditioning Seminar
Sunday July 8, 2018 9 a.m – 5 p.m.
Working Spots: $100
Auditing Spots: $30
Kim Fuqua developed an interest in Canine Conditioning when she lived in the Middle East over five years
ago. She was looking for ways to keep her competition dogs physically and mentally active and engaged
with limited space and blistering temperatures. She spent over a year working with Bobbie Lyons online
and returned to the US finishing MACHs on her 9-year old aussie and 10-year old border collie within 6
months. She continued to compete with them qualifying for AKC nationals twice and retiring them both
completely sound at 11 and 12. She attributes this to her warm-up/cool-down methods and solid
conditioning plans as well as massage therapy. Kim finished her CCFT (Certified Canine Fitness Trainer)
with FitPaws in 2017. Kim is also a CCMT (Certified Canine Massage Therapist) through Equissage. She
regularly performs sports massages on canine athletes at agility trials. Kim enjoys working with all dogs
and has a strong desire to help them feel better and perform at their very best.
This seminar will focus on proper warm-up/cool-down/stretching related to your canine’s activities. We will
discuss the proper movements, planes of motion and injury prevention. We will also discuss active versus
static stretching, when it should be done and how often. We will also work on proper cool-down techniques
and the benefits. We will also cover the basic foundation behaviors needed to build a fitness plan. We will
discuss how to use these behaviors to strengthen the core, shoulders and hind end of the dog. Kim will
discuss how to implement fitness into your day and the physical and mental benefits of fitness.