Canine Fitness Club

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A premium exercise service for active dogs!

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When it comes to dogs, our mission is simple: we want to help them live healthy, balanced lives through fitness, fun and exercise. That's why we created a structured exercise program that gets dogs off the couch and into the great outdoors where they can exercise and explore as nature intended!

The Club

At Pup 'N Pals, we firmly believe the right amount of structured exercise can have a profound impact on a dog's health and well-being. Did you know that most dogs, especially Sporting, Herding and Working breeds, need at least 30-60 minutes of exercise daily? We understand not every owner is able to provide this amount of activity, especially during the work week, but that's where our Fitness Club comes in!

Our weekday Canine Fitness Club is a unique way to keep your dog fit and healthy.  As a member of our club, your dog will be taken for an on-leash, structured exercise session which includes proper warm-ups/cool-downs, walking or running intervals (depending on which service your pup is enrolled in) and of course, water and treat breaks, then returned home happy, refreshed and ready to nap.

 

Your dog will be thrilled to get out and exercise and you will feel great knowing your dog is receiving a healthy amount of activity even while you are at work. Plus, we offer a variety of exercise options based on energy level and individual fitness needs, so there is a program for every pup, even the little guys! Remember, structured exercise is key to a well-balanced dog and what better way to tire out your pup than a canine workout with Pup 'N Pals?

 

For a full description of exercise offerings, please see our program list below. We are happy to work with you to help determine the best service option for your pup, but for the most complete canine workout plan, we highly recommend a weekly combination of both our walking and running programs. 

But First... What Exactly is

Structured Exercise?

Dogs absolutely need and thrive on routine and structure, no questions about it.  A structured exercise session therefore honors this instinctual need for direction by providing the dog with an opportunity to follow a calm, confident leader who communicates clear rules, boundaries and expectations. Essentially, a dog on a structured walk/run is expected to move on a loose lead in or slightly behind a heel position while maintaining a calm, follower state of mind. This means no pulling, leash tension, lunging, barking, sniffing, marking or otherwise excited, tuned out behavior. This is hard work for a dog and requires a tremendous amount of mental energy to maintain focus on their handler and not the world around them, but it is a crucial skill for all dogs to learn and the foundation to creating a well-balanced dog.

 

Structure also allows a dog to relax and teaches them to default to their leader for guidance rather than making misguided or impulsive decisions on their own. This eliminates many behavioral issues, confusion and anxiety that ultimately result from unclear leadership.  Structured walks/runs are an invaluable training tool and an incredible way to burn both mental and physical energy, leaving you with a calm, enjoyable dog who can be trusted in many situations. We think all dogs deserve the opportunity to know structured exercise, and through our program, we will teach your dog a variety of skills that will help them to succeed not only with us, but also with you, the owner. Balanced, calm dogs are by far the happiest, most fulfilled dogs and it all starts with owners who respect and satisfy their dog's basic need for exercise.

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Exercise Programs

Requirements

 Walks

Wonderful for pups just beginning their fitness journey or for dogs in need of leash training!

  • 30 or 60 Min Structured Walk

  • Private Fitness & Training Session

  • Low-Intensity Physical Workout

  • High Mental Exercise

  • 1-3 Miles/Walk

30 Min Walk: $25.00

60 Min Walk: $40.00

Running

Excellent for higher energy pups who could use a heart-pumping workout!

  • 30 Min Structured Run

  • Private Fitness Session

  • High-Intensity Physical Workout

  • 2-3 Miles/Run

30 Min Run $25.00

Bike 'N Hike

The best option for high energy pups who crave intense activity and exercise! 

Since dogs can run much faster than us, we use a bike and a specialized bike attachment leash to let your pup safely and effectively burn off their energy. All runs are private and are done in your neighborhood or a suitable closeby location.

  • 30 Min Run + 30 Min Walk/ Hike

  • Private Fitness Session

  • High-Intensity Physical Workout

  • High Mental Exercise

  • 3-5 Miles/Session

Bike 'N Hike: $45.00

Mini Miles

Perfect for low energy, small or older pups who love to get out and walk at a leisurely pace with pals!

  • 1 Hour Structured Pack Hike

  • Group Fitness Session

  • Low-Intensity Physical Workout

  • High Mental Exercise

  • 1-3 Miles/Hike

  • Transportation to Trail

Mini Miles: $30.00

Pack Hike

Ideal for medium energy pups looking to hit the trails for a group workout!

  • 2 Hour Structured Pack Hike

  • Group Fitness Session

  • Medium-Intensity Physical Workout

  • High Mental Exercise

  • 4-5 Miles/Hike

  • Transportation to Trail

Pack Hike: $40.00

A few notes...

  • Private dog walks are a prerequisite for enrollment in both our Mini Miles & Pack Hiking services.

  • Because dogs can run much faster than us, we use a bike and a specialized bike attachment leash for all Running/Bike 'N Hike sessions, allowing your pup to safely and effectively burn off their energy. All bike runs are private and are done in your neighborhood or a suitable close-by location.

Program Requirements

Walks

All Pups Must Be:

  • In Good Physical Health

  • Any age (Puppies Welcome!)

  • UTD on Required Vaccinations

  • Current on Flea/Tick Preventative

  • Ready for Weekly Commitment

Running

All Pups Must Be:

  • In Good Physical Health

  • At Least 1 Year Old

  • UTD on Required Vaccinations

  • Current on Flea/Tick Preventative

  • Comfortable with Bicycles

  • Ready for Weekly Commitment

Group Hikes

All Pups Must Be:

  • In Good Physical Health

  • Friendly with Dogs

  • At Least 1 Year Old

  • Spayed/Neutered

  • UTD on Required Vaccinations

  • Current on Flea/Tick Preventative

  • Comfortable with Car Rides

  • Ready for Weekly Commitment

  • A Participant in Private Dog Walks

Why Join the Club? 

  • Our Fitness Club is a much more enriching and beneficial alternative to traditional dog walking or daycare

  • Our program challenges your dog both physically and mentally, naturally tiring them out

  • Fresh air, sunshine and outdoor exploration promotes good health

  • Your dog will be a part of a small, hand-selected pack of friendly, bonded dogs

  • We place heavy emphasis on safety, including thorough dog evaluations, weekly commitments and the use of high-quality exercise gear including weighted canine backpacks, leashes and a portable first aid kit

  • Your dog will workout with an experienced exercise coach

  • We practice crucial skills such as loose leash walking, obedience and calmness to encourage good manners

  • You dog will be one happy, fulfilled camper!

Did you know that regular exercise and socialization can positively impact your dog? Check out all the ways our program can help benefit your pup!

Benefits of Exercise

Gives your dog a sense of purpose and a necessary outlet for their naturally active tendencies, keeping them both mentally & physically fit (dogs used to lead very busy lives prior to living with us!)

Helps ward off common behavioral problems such as barking, chewing and hyperactivity that can stem from inactivity 

Numerous health benefits including aiding proper digestion, strengthening the cardiovascular/immune system and helping bones/joints to function properly which means less vet bills in the long run

Helps your pet to maintain a healthy weight

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Interacting with other dogs fulfills your dog's natural desire for canine companionship

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Proper pack socialization instills confidence, especially in young, timid or fearful dogs

Frequent socialization with other dogs helps your dog fine-tune his or her communication skills, making for a more balanced, reliable individual in all types of situations

Questions?

What Our Friends Have to Say...

"I cannot say enough good things about Pup 'N Pals. It's so much more than a just a walking service. Kassia works on socializing, leash skills, and manners. Whiskey loves her weekly pack hikes along with her awesome bike ride... the bike ride, wow... talk about a workout! Kassia is on a pedal bike while Whiskey is on a specialized leash that allows her to run as fast as she wants! Overall a great company, you won't regret it!"

   -Jaime F.

      Whiskey's Mom

 

Ready to Join the Club?

Your dog's first walk/run is FREE!

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Pup 'N Pals, LLC

Bedford, NH 03110

603-479-9206