“It’s Possible” Canine Conditioning Workshop

Robbie is Coming Back to Happy Dogs – September 2020!

Happy Dogs Training Center is excited to announce that Rob Porter will be returning to Happy Dogs to conduct his “It’s Possible!” Canine Conditioning Seminar.

Canine conditioning can be used for many types of dogs. Conditioning will help reduce the risk of injury to your sport/athletic dog, bridge the gap after completing rehabilitation to return to what they love and can also benefit dogs as they age to stay mobile, comfortable and functioning at a higher level. Whether your dog is active in obedience, conformation, agility, flyball or are executive couch potatoes, they will benefit from conditioning. Conditioning is important for all dogs as they are meant to be mobile.

Our canine athletes deserve the same type of systematic conditioning that human athletes leverage. Robby understands the physical demands placed on sporting dogs and the conditioning that they need to be stronger than the demands we impose upon them. With this system, you will learn how to evaluate your dog’s form and function at a very basic level. This can help you realize quickly if your dog has an issue that needs to be addressed by a professional.

Robby been doing canine rehabilitation since the late 1990’s when he developed a system of force-free exercises for rehabilitation. It’s Possible! extends that into an exercise program targeted to the needs of the canine athlete. Every exercise builds on simple foundation exercises (with appropriate modifications for every size dog).


Friday evening lecture is mandatory for all working spot participants.
Auditors are encouraged to attend this lecture.


Friday—Evening lecture will share essential information regarding the six exercises that will be presented during the seminar on Saturday/Sunday, why these exercises were chosen and how the exercises are trained. The lecture is mandatory for all working participants.

Saturday—Rob will introduce the first three or four progressive exercises. Participants will work through these exercises allowing each team to advance as far as possible. Equipment used: balance pads, Fit Bones and FitPaws Peanuts.

Sunday—After a review of exercises covered on Saturday, participants will work through the remainder of the exercises, variations of bridging and treadmill tricks. Equipment used: FitPaws Peanuts, Fit Bones, balance pads and treadmill.


Robert J. Porter, CCRP was one of the first people in the world to obtain his Certification in Ca[nine Rehabilitation from the University of Tennessee in 2001. He started his canine rehabilitation career in 1998 and has worked full time in the field since. Robby is well known for his innovative approach to therapeutic exercise using positive reinforcement training. Robby spends most of his time running the rehab department at South Paws Veterinary Surgical Specialists but travels often to teach his force-free exercise program.

Contact us to receive advance notice of Rob Porter’s next visit to Happy Dogs for another “It’s Possible” Canine Conditioning Workshop: