Jenn Panko, APRVT Communications and Information Technology Chair, traveled to Colchester Connecticut to join The Wizard of Paws and Toto Fit Team to assist with the practical component of The Gold Level Certified Professional Canine Fitness Trainer Program. The teaching team was comprised of Dr. Debbie Gross, DPT, MSPT, Diplomat ABPTS, CCRP, Dr. Matt Brunke, DVM, CVRPP, CVA, CVPP, Maureen Connors, PTA, CCRP, and Jenn Panko RVT, CCRP, OCMC, CAPMC. This event was coordinated by Martha McCormick, The Bernese Mountain Dog and #purple #TotoFit Queen and Dedicated Professional Canine Fitness Trainer! Here is a sneak video peek behind the scenes:
1. Dr. Matt Brunke working with students through examination, assessment, and palpation sessions with wonderful dog Penny!
2. Safely increasing the balance and strength challenge for the dog who is able to do advanced core training. Some innovative exercises shared with the CPCFT Workshop attendees who watched and felt first-hand how intensely this elevated exercise works a dog's muscles. Dr. Debbie's "Wobble Bridge"
Thanks, Noelle Nerat Chaltry of No Limits Canine Fitness for sharing this photo of KARA, Martha's, Bernese Mountain Dog
3. Dr. Matt Brunke explaining safe and logical progression of a core strengthening and balance program.