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**FULL** 8 Week CCA Core Foundation (Formula 14)

March 24, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - May 12, 2022 @ 6:30 pm


“Aside from the physical changes, I noticed her really starting to think about her leg placements.

She loved learning the techniques and engaging both her brain and body.

I HIGHLY recommend the course …there is another gear between standing still and super speedy!”

Juliette & Layla


Fed up coming to the end of the season and your dog starts making mistakes, gets clumsy, avoids equipment, slows down, or sustains injuries?

I hear you because I see it!

We ask incredible feats of our dogs and they do their best to make it happen.

However, if you have a sport or working dog with weak core musculature, their ability to perform is grossly affected and season short-lived.

Why is that?

There is far too much emphasis on sport-specific training for dogs!!! There I said it!

Just like human athletes, if you do not prepare your dog’s core for their sport, of course, it’s just a matter of time before performance and musculoskeletal health are affected.

Usain Bolt, widely considered to be the greatest sprinter of all time and multiple world record holder famously said about his training “the race is the easy part”.  

Leading orthopaedic surgeons are now more vocal about how important core conditioning is in delaying or avoiding life-changing injuries and the early onset of arthritis.

Uneven loading on joints and habitual compensatory movement patterns are causing injury and early onset arthritis in our dogs.  FACT! 

How Can CCA Core Conditioning help?

By thorough and ongoing assessment CCA Core Conditioning systematically targets and addresses weaknesses and imbalances in your dog’s body.

Starting with the core then developing mental and physical agility, balance, strength, coordination, cardio, flexibility you will learn how to build your dog a core worthy of a top athlete.

A sound core is the key to ongoing musculoskeletal health.


Everything else you need to know about your course.

does my dog need conditioning?

Below are some of the most common signs of muscular imbalance or weakened core.

If your dog:

    • Lacks sustainable performance 
    • Turns easier one way versus the other.
    • Needs gentle exercise as part of a weight-loss plan
    • Cannot hold a square sit or stand.
    • Cannot hold a sphinx in the down.
    • Back arches in the middle  (Roaching)
    • Back dips in the middle (Swayback)
    • Has flagging energy levels
    • Lacks Flexibility
    • Uneven movement (Gait)
    • Appears clumsy, poor foot placement
    • Performance issues
    • Lacks hindquarter drive
    • Poor forelimb reach
    • Hypertonic lumbar muscle

Please Note: If you are concerned for your dog you should first seek the advice of your vet.

what are the benefits of a strong core?

There are many physiological benefits of core conditioning. However, the list below is what you will physically evident.

Your dog will be visibly:

    • moving better
    • looking better
    • be fitter
    • faster
    • stronger
    • more flexible
    • more physically balanced
    • bouncing with energy
    • more focussed on the handler
    • more driven
    • more precise with foot placement

Of course all of this means your dog will be better equipped to avoid injury!

is this class just for sport/working dogs?

No, this class is an inclusive class that’s suitable for dogs of all ages from working/sport dogs to pet dogs.

I adapt exercise plans to individually suit your dog’s breed, lifestyle, and ability.

I coach dogs from 18 months to 14 years, from those with no issues to those diagnosed with arthritis and hip dysplasia.  In every case, when the plan has been followed as set, I’ve witnessed the most incredible changes.

If you are unsure as to whether or not your dog can participate please contact me to discuss your options.

what happens on day 1 of the programme?

1. I’ll take measures of your dog’s key muscles and stride length

2.  I’ll photograph your dog in a stand and a sit.

3.  Then you can pop into the kitchen a grab a cup of tea or coffee and some biccies and cake.  Or stretch your legs on the field outside the hall.

4.  Once ready everyone will come back to the hall where I’ll tell you more about what to expect during the programme.

5. We will follow up with some simple assessments

6 You take home a couple of exercises you’ll perform just twice before week 2 – just to get you started!

what do i bring to class?

You will need plenty of whatever you use to reward your dog for a good job done!  (Treats or toys or praise)

Bring a water bowl and some water and a pen.

If you normally use a harness please bring a collar and lead for your dog to work on.

It’s optional but you could bring a mat for your dog to settle on while we set up.

Bring whatever makes you and your dog comfortable.


will my dog be working on lead?

All dogs work on a collar and lead rather than in harness.

Dogs remain on lead in class at least for the first 4 weeks until we establish emotional balance in the room.  I find that after this time dogs are only interested in their owners because the energy in the room is calm and focussed.

will i have any homework?

Yes.  At the beginning of the programme you will have a couple of exercises the warm-up and the cool down.

You will do your exercises twice a week.

To begin with, it will take you around 15 mins – by week 4 it will take you around 1hr – 1hr 15mins.

To get the very best support you may have opted for your package to include you uploading videos of your exercises to a private group so that I can continue to help you tweak and fine-tune, without you having to wait to get to class.


Will I need to buy expensive equipment?

Many people opt to buy a set of 10 cones and poles.

However, the beauty of this programme is that you can improvise with whatever you may have laying around at home or in the garden.

I do recommend however you look at ways to film you performing exercises to make them easier to upload.

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121 Online Platform Launches in May 2022

£495 for 8 weeks

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  • Maybe you live in the US, Canada, Europe – Online is the simplest way to train with me
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