Weight Management

The main goal of weight management is to provide a safe means of exercise in addition to whatever nutritional and medical care the dog is already receiving.

Sport & Conditioning

CRCG’s Fit Club provides options for weight loss, fitness, and conditioning.

What are your goals for your dog? Do you want a stronger hiking partner? A faster agility run, or a straighter sit in obedience?  Is your dog overweight? Maybe your dog has extra energy and you’d like an outlet.

We offer several different conditioning and weight loss options. We have staff with expert knowledge in performance, canine behavior and everything in between.

Conditioning in the hydrotherapy pool and underwater treadmill, or customized land exercises are the perfect combination for maximum benefit.

Call us to set up an appointment for your personalized fitness program.

FIT Assessment – $150

FIT Club Core Visit – $60
FIT Club Strength Visit – $75
FIT Club Endurance Visit – $90

FIT Club Packages

FIT Club Core 5 visit – $285
FIT Club Core – 10 visit – $540

FIT Club Core – 3x/week – $600/month
FIT Club Core – 2x/week – $400/month

FIT Club Strength – 5 visit – $356.25
FIT Club Strength – 10 visit – $675
FIT Club Strength – 3x/week – $750/month
FIT Club Strength – 2x/week – $500/month

FIT Club Endurance – 5 visit – $427.50
FIT Club Endurance – 10 visit –  $810
FIT Club Endurance – 3x/week – $900/month
FIT Club Endurance – 2x/week – $600/month

To further enhance the dog’s performance, massage, acupuncture and stretching programs are available.

Key Uses

Obesity, thyroid problems, weight management, strengthening, regular exercise to increase metabolic rate.

For extreme cases or those already under a family veterinarian’s weight management plan, a joint approach (including progress reports) will be implemented.

CRCG Weight Management Program

What is a FIT Evaluation?

The purpose of the FIT evaluation is to become acquainted with you and your dog, learn about your goals and design a customized FIT program for your dog.

During this first visit you can expect:

  • Baseline – Key Body Measurements
    • Weight/Height: Weight/Height Ratio
    • Abdominal/Thoracic Circumference
    • Body/Muscle Condition Score
  • Diet type, volume, and feeding methods
  • Review personality, likes and dislikes, etc.
  • Current exercise level, activities and skills
  • Movement Video Assessment (Gaiting)
  • Skill Assessment – land, balance, water, endurance

It is important that your dog is comfortable, so we take our time teaching each of the skills needed for this program.  Most dogs are introduced to water during their evaluation. We are always in the water with them to make sure they feel safe and understand what to do. The evaluation will determine the best level of fitness to start with your dog.

Fit levels:

FIT Core

Fitness training skills focused on core strength utilizing a land and hydro program.

FIT Strength

Advanced fitness training skills focused advanced strength building utilizing a land and hydro program.

FIT Endurance

Endurance fitness training skills focused on an intense workout program comprised of comprehensive land exercises, hydro and cardio program.