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This is designed to work on engaging and activating the glutes which are often underworked from people sitting too much causing problems like lower back pain, tight hips and more. Your dog’s lose muscle in their hind-limb first as 60% of their bodyweight is in their upper body so we will be working on their glute muscles as well! Each week we will progress with more challenging moves.
 
Equipment needed throughout the program, each week notes what you’ll need for that week:
  • 2 Solid Platforms Preferably 
  • Stability Piece of Equipment like fitbone, balance disc, foam pad or pillow
  • Mini loop resistance band (optional)
  • Pair of Weights (optional)
Each week is recommended to be completed at least twice for best results with rest days in between. Only move on the the progressing week once the current week feels simple.

 

If you’re looking on really growing and shaping the glutes and activating them use the bands and/or weights whenever possible for you and eat good wholesome, healthy meals. A

Warm Up

 5 – 10 minute walk preferably outdoors with some hills included or stairs if indoors. Inclines really help warm up and fire up the glutes. We also have a specific warm up leg video as well if needed. 

Cool Down 

5-10 minutes focusing on the lower body or with a combination of foam rolling for you. For your dog massaging the hips and thighs for a few minutes when you’re done. We have a specific cool down leg video if needed.

Week 1 

Equipment – Solid Platform, Stability Piece of Equipment like fitbone, balance disc, foam pad or pillow optional mini loop resistance band

Warm Up 3-10 minutes preferably with a short walk that includes some hills.

  1. Dog Stand ?
  2. Dog Side Stepping ?
  3. Dog Sit to Stands
  4. Wrap Around You
  5. Side Stepping
  6. Side Steps Left
  7. Side Steps Right
  8. Standing Straight Leg Kickbacks Left
  9. Standing Straight Leg Kickbacks Right
  10. Dog Step Across Solid Platform ?
  11. Paws Up on Platform ?
  12. Dog Elevated Sit ?
  13. Back Paws Up ?
  14. Clam Hurdles
  15. Dog Down Plank Saw ?
  16. Wide Bridges
  17. Sumo Squats
  18. Curtsy Static Left Lunge, then hold 10 sec
  19. Curtsy Static Right Lunge, then hold 10 sec
  20. Dog Paws Up on Stability Equipment ?
  21. Elevated Single Leg Superman’s

Cool Down 3 to 5 minutes stretching legs and massaging dogs hips and thighs

Repeat one more time this week with rest days in between

Take your measurements if you’re interested in tracking your results. See below for tips on taking progress photos and measurements for you or your dog. 

Week 2 

Equipment: You’ll need two platforms for your dog today

Warm Up 3-10 minutes preferably with a short walk that includes some hills.

  1. Dog Backing Up ?
  2. Paws Up with Alt. Paws ?
  3. Dog Plank ?
  4. Wrap Around You Step Up on Platforms?
  5. Back Paws Up Elevated Squats ?
  6. Side Lunge Hurdles
  7. Hip Openers
  8. Good Mornings
  9. Power Skips
  10. Reverse Lunges
  11. Sumo Squat Hold with Side Heel Reaches Alt.
  12. Sumo Squat Hold One Sided Reach with Pet
  13. Stand to Downs ?
  14. Down Stay ?
  15. Spin/Turns ?
  16. Dog Crawling ?
  17. Dog Down Crunch Curls ?
  18. Manual Back Leg Lifts  ?
  19. Bridges
  20. Hover to Downdog
  21. Elevated Lower Body Supermans
  22. Frog Bridges
  23. All Fours Straight Leg Raise then Pulse

 

Cool Down 3 to 5 minutes stretching legs and massaging dogs hips and thighs

Repeat one more time this week with rest days in between

Week 3

Equipment: two platforms and mini loop resistance band 

Warm Up 3-10 minutes preferably with a short walk that includes some hills.

  1. Side Stepping ?
  2. Backing Up ?
  3. Sit to Stands ?
  4. Stand with Alt. Paws ?
  5. Figure 8 ?
  6. Side steps
  7. Squat with Calf Raise
  8. Side Squat with Leg Raise
  9. Squat with Straight Leg Kickback
  10. Balance Knee Leg Hold Raise Dog Walk Under
  11. Plank ?
  12. Standing Plank Saw ?
  13. Raised Dog Sit Squat?
  14. 1/2 Pivots ?
  15. Elevated Sit ?
  16. Squats to Squat Pulses
  17. Step Ups Alt.
  18. Step Ups
  19. Step Up Crossovers
  20. Elevated Squats
  21. Bridge Abductions
  22. Bird Dog Alt.
  23. Dog Down Plank Saw ?
  24. Crawling ?

 

Cool Down 3 to 5 minutes stretching legs and massaging dogs hips and thighs

Repeat one more time this week with rest days in between

Week 4


Equipment: two platforms and optional pair of weights or mini loop resistance band
Warm Up 3-10 minutes preferably with a short walk that includes some hills.

  1. Funder Game ?
  2. Stands to Downs, elevated if able to progress ?
  3. Hops ?
  4. Assisted Upright Walking ?
  5. Weave thru Legs Balance ?
  6. Hip openers full circles
  7. Deadlifts/Toe Touches
  8. Single Leg Deadlift with Dog Wrap Around
  9. Bulgarian Split Squats
  10. Goblet Squats
  11. Paws Up ?
  12. Pivots ?
  13. Back Up to Target ?
  14. Plank with Alt. Paws ?
  15. Elevated Sit to Stands ?
  16. Donkey Kicks
  17. Fire Hydrants
  18. Laying Side Leg Raises
  19. Clam Shells
  20. Plank Alt. Leg Lifts
  21. Marching Bridge Hold
  22. Elevated Bridge

Cool Down 3 to 5 minutes stretching legs and massaging dogs hips and thighs

Repeat one more time this week with rest days in between

Retake those measurements if you’ve been staying consistent, then start back at the beginning adding the mini loop resistance band and/or weights more! Or let us know if we should add more weeks!