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Fitness Test

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  • cynthia says:

    Hi again,
    This is Jubilee’s fitness test. She is almost 4 years old. She had a litter of 5 in October (you can see her two girls watching us thru the window). I can see her stand is NOT ideal position since her back feet are tucked under her.

  • Debra Kearney says:

    This is Hudson’s first
    Fitness test. As far as I can tell he got: 3.8 seconds on the 100 foot dash (there is a jump bar on the ground at the start and at the end, but you have to zoom to see the start).

    Down to stand:8
    Down to sit:8
    Sit to stand: 5

    For next time, I think I need to lower the camera for the stand. It was a bit high so hard to see his back hock angle. We also need to work on sit to stand being in one place (he isn’t any better on the ground)

  • Kayla Swanberg says:

    Here are my girls fitness tests, we definitely have some work to do on intermittent reinforcement and multiple reps without rewards.

    1. Stand with good posture: good, bonus points for staying still despite the kitten distraction!
    2. Sit to stands: 10
    3. Down to stands: 9
    4. Sit to down: 10
    5. 100 ft dash 3.6 seconds

    1. Stand with good posture: good
    2. Sit to stands: 10
    3. Down to stands: 8
    4. Sit to down: 8
    5. 100 ft dash 3.3 seconds

  • Joyce Jackowski says:

    I have a 6 year old that had a shoulder injury last fall and an 8 month old puppy. The differences between the two…..

  • cynthia says:

    I’m so excited that you are helping us with fitness! Summer had an injury when she was only 2 years old. She crashed in the rain on the Aframe in competition and did a face plant. She tore her shoulder tendons/ligaments and was trying to recover for 2 years. She is 7 years old now. She still has issues, although she loves agility and is amazing to run. I notice when she’s sore, because weaves become difficult. She’s not great on doing a “down” on a verbal, but here is our attempt at the fitness

  • Barb VE says:

    June 10, 2021
    Here is Enzo’s fitness test. I timed a 30 second rest between each piece but it was slightly longer because then I needed to remember what to do and get the timer ready.

    The results:
    1. Stand 30 seconds: fine
    I tried to stand him like a conformation dog; should have just said “stay” and walked away. Next time.
    2. Sit/stand: 18
    3. Down/Stand: 14 (one rejected for bad form)
    4. Sit/Down: 15
    5. Run 100 feet: 3.8 sec (at least I have a marked distance in my field which is about 100 feet)

    • Coach Leslie says:

      Amazing results! This is going to be hard to beat the next time we do a fitness test.

      • Barb VE says:

        Hi Leslie,
        I looked at your video and didn’t see much difference between the way your dog was doing sit/stand and the way Enzo did it. However, based on the instructions you gave in my feedback: “rock back sits to push forward stands”, I decided to try again. I could make the rock back sit happen but from that all I could think was to walk forward into the stand (leaving the rear in place). Obviously, if he continues to kick back into the stand, he will be moving backwards. I had to show him how to rock back sit (ugh) and he only sort-of got it. At any rate, here is what we did; obviously not the 17 from the first try…

        • Coach Leslie says:

          Exactly – any movement between sit and stand is counted. Part of the first fitness test is seeing how the dogs do it ‘naturally’ based on the cues we are giving them. We are going to learn the rock back sit to push forward stand later in the program and then I will want everyone to try that movement in the fitness test. Because it may not be their ‘natural’ way of doing the sit to stand it could affect the number. In summary, I didn’t want you to think Enzo had regressed if we switch him to a rock back sit to push forward stand the next time we do the fitness test. I count any sit to stand movement in the fitness test. So even if they switch between tuck sits and rock back sits it still gets counted. I counted 10 Sit to Stands in the video.

  • Christina And Ripley says:

    Well I did most of the fitness tests today, still need to get to a park to do the 100 foot dash. My 19 month old Aussie did really well in each of the 30 second tests. Down to stand = 7, sit to down =14, sit to stand =12. She even threw a “roll over” in one of the exercises and there was no cheating either! 😉 The link to my stand test is below. This is not something we have been practicing so I had to use quite a lot of food reward. I don’t think her posture is quite right. Would love feedback. This is the best of two attempts. Her back legs are not fully in alignment with one another. Was the same the first time I recorded it. Not sure how to get the posture better.

    Thanks so much for your help.

  • says:

    In an attempt to get organized I have all the YouTube videos on a website. This will make it easier for me to reference in the future and track our progress. I have put the full assessment for each of my dogs, Tank and Nicki, on their own page. Tank’s assessment the first video on this page is your wonderful feedback from my first attemp at a proper stand so you can move onto the other 3 videos on the page. Nicki’s fitness assessment is here

  • says:

    Here are fitness tests for both Dash and Hazel. Dash is my competition dog and Hazel who loves agility but not competing so much….they are both very active and whether doing agility or not my goal is to keep them both fit and sound! Dash…. Sit to stand-7
    Sit to down-6
    Down to stand-6
    100ft dash- 4.5 seconds 🤷‍♀️

    Sit to stand-7
    Sit to down-5
    Down to stand-6
    100 ft dash- 5 seconds…. sorry I didn’t shoot it at a wide angle but did time it!!

    • Coach Leslie says:

      Great job with both dogs! Here is Dash’s review:
      And here is Hazel’s:

      • says:

        Thanks for the feedback on both pups. I do have a Cato board and an aerobic platform that I will use for the stand from now on…just didn’t think to this time… it good to use a platform for the moving exercises as well? Also, I did time both dogs on their 100ft dash so I have that info for reference. Sorry about the spliced videos is there a way to improve that for you in the future?

        • Coach Leslie says:

          Your videos were great! I had some bugs with Coaches Eye – no big deal.
          Yes, I do recommend that use the platform for the moving exercises as well. I really think it helps bring some awareness to the body and keep the dog thoughtful.

  • says:

    Dory’s Fitness test minus the dash. We have a lot of work to do, we have never done any real Fitness before.

  • Brianne S says:

    Noodles’ Pre assessment (apologies for the reverse order and the John Oliver- this is my first time putting videos together).

    Down to Stand: 7
    Sit to Down: 8
    Sit to Stand: 8
    100 ft: 4.2 (I think, a little hard to track in the video if I got the exact right start, so I’d give it anywhere between 4.2 and 5.5)

    How is his stance? Are his front feet a bit too far forward? Should I be a bit further away than him?

    Hazel’s Pre assessment-

    Sit to Stand: 4
    Down to Stand: 5
    Sit to Down: 5

    I didn’t get to time her 100 ft. She is my greener dog (no official agility training yet). Seems like I should be using foot targets for her back feet, yes?

    • Coach Leslie says:

      Great job!
      Noodle looks great. His front legs might be slightly angled forward in the stand but not enough to worry about it. I got the same numbers you do for test 2-4. It is hard to time the dash from that angle, so I would take the average of what you think it could be. You want something to compare back to the next time you do the fitness test.
      Hazel did great as well. She definitely struggled more with the stand. Interestingly her stand was beautiful while waiting to start the next test. So I think she was anticipating that you were going to ask for a sit.
      Work on the front paw targeting and rear paw targeting. They are a huge part in getting good posture when standing.

      • Brianne S says:

        Thank you! I’ve been doing a bit of fitness stuff with them already, but I’m really thankful for the videoing and feedback, because you want to make sure you’re doing things correctly so the dogs get the most out of it.

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