WHY FITPAWS FITNESS?
FitPAWS Canine Conditioning Equipment is the #1 brand of fitness and rehab equipment for dogs! The combination of physical and mental exercises is absolutely critical to a well-balanced dog. FitPAWS Products are a great way to exercise your dog mentally and physically at the same time. FitPAWS Products combine dog-specific equipment that provides fun dog fitness that you can do at home, outside, in a rehab facility, or anywhere that you need it!
Are THE Paw Pods A GOOD BEGINNER BALANCE TOOL?
Yes. The Paw Pods are a great option for pets who are beginners to balance and stacking equipment. The Paw Pods have a non-slip base which means that when your pet steps on them, the pods won't move. These pods are a great tool to introduce pets to the feel of new rehab equipment and to new exercises.
WHY DO I NEED TO TRIM MY DOGS NAILS BEFORE USING THE Paw Pods?
Your dog's nails must be trimmed before using the Paw Pods in order to reduce the chance of puncturing the equipment. If your dog's nails are too long or are sharp, then the nail may puncture the product when they jump onto or off of the equipment. This poses a risk to both you and your dog as the Paw Pods may deflate quickly and could scare and/or injure your dog. We recommend that you always trim your dog's nails before using the Paw Pods and assist your dog when mounting or dismounting the balance equipment.
ARE FITPAWS REHAB TOOLS GOOD FOR PUPPIES?
FitPAWS products are perfect for helping get rid of a puppy's excess energy, while giving them a beneficial physical and mental ‘job’ by engaging them in new games, tricks, and behaviors. Many of the FitPAWS tools are low-impact and you can start training your puppy with them as early as 8 weeks, starting with 3–5 minute training sessions. Improving your puppy’s core strength, confidence, and body awareness puts them on track to living a longer, happier, and healthier life. A more active lifestyle strengthens your puppy to help prevent future injuries and benefits their overall well-being.
WHAT CAN THE Paw Pods BE USED FOR?
The Paw Pods are great for balance training, muscle building, and stacking training. The stability of the pods can be changed depending on the amount of air you put in it. More air creates a more unstable surface and a higher Intensity Level. Less air creates a more stable surface and a lower Intensity Level. You can also place the pods "upside-down" with the curved section on the floor to further increase the Intensity Level.
WHAT DO THE SENSORY NUBS DO AND WILL THEY HURT MY DOG?
The sensory nubs should not hurt your dog, though some dogs may not like the feeling of the nubs since it is a new sensation. They are made of the same flexible material as the rest of the product and will slightly compress when your dog stands on them. The sensory nubs aid in sensory input for your dog, meaning they help your dog feel what is under them more than they would with a smooth surface. They also help with paw grip when using balance products.
HOW LONG WILL THIS PRODUCT LAST?
With proper care, this product should last 1-2 years. However, you should always check the equipment before and after each use to ensure there are no signs of excessive wear. Always replace the equipment if there are any signs of wear, if the product won't inflate, or if the product deflates during use.