Introduction to Canine Fitness

The Introduction to Canine Fitness class is a great way to bond with your dog, and make sure they stay healthy for life. It is also an amazing opportunity to train with positive reinforcement to strengthen the bond between owner and animal companion and provide a full body workout. Using a variety of equipment, your instructor Leah Senecal, will guide you on how to properly position your dog for the following benefits:
  • Increased trunk and core strength
  • Stabilization of weak areas
  • Improved balance and awareness of the body’s position in space
  • Improved reaction and control
  • Increased range of motion in joints and elongation of the muscles
  • Build confidence
  • Weight loss and general conditioning

By the end of this course you and your dog should understand luring, some basic commands, the importance of posture, how to tell if your dog is fatigued and some introduction exercises that you can do at home. 





Our next session of this class will be offered on Saturday, October 9th at 2:00pm. The class is 6 weeks in length and costs $150.00. Class size is limited to 6 dogs, so be sure to register early.  In order to complete the registration process, we do require payment for the class. After completing the registration form, you will be prompted for payment.  All classes are held at the K9 Connection Dog Training center in Buffalo, NY.

If your pet has any recent injuries or illnesses, please email any questions to your instructor Leah at


Meet your instructor: Leah Senecal

Leah, a New York State Licensed veterinary technician, has a true passion for helping owners ensure their dogs live happy, healthy lives. Leah is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP) whose talents are employed by Nickel City Animal Hospital. Leah is also certified in Canine Massage Therapy and she is working toward her Canine Fitness certification. When she is not working on improving the well-being of her clients, Leah can be found learning, working and competing with her own dogs, Hudson and Kato, in activities such as agility, nose work, dock diving and IPO.