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!
What is the difference between the TRAX Peanut and the Original Peanut?
The TRAX Peanut and Original Peanut are both great rehab tools designed for dogs. Both versions of the Peanut can be used for the same exercises at the same Intensity Levels. One difference between the Original and TRAX Peanuts is that the TRAX Peanuts come in a smaller size, ideal for small to medium dogs. The TRAX Peanuts also have sensory nubs which aid in grip and neural stimulation. The Original Peanut does not have these nubs but still has a non-slip surface so it's safe for your pet to stand and exercise on.
IS THE trax peanut A GOOD BEGINNER BALANCE TOOL?
With the use of extra stabilization tools, the TRAX Peanut can be used for beginners. The TRAX Peanut is a large balance tool that is shaped for pets to stand on with either two or four paws at a time. Due to the round shape of the Peanut, it can be unstable at times, which is beneficial for high Intensity Level session, but can be scary or unsafe for beginners. We recommend that you use the Circular Product Holder or placing two objects on either side of the Peanut to increase the stability.
WHY DO I NEED TO TRIM MY DOGS NAILS BEFORE USING THE TRAX Peanut?
Your dog's nails must be trimmed before using the TRAX Peanut 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 Peanut may deflate quickly and could scare and/or injure your dog. We recommend that you always trim your dog's nails before using the TRAX Peanut 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 trax peanut BE USED FOR?
The TRAX Peanut is great for balance training and muscle building. The stability of the Peanut can be changed depending on the amount of air you put in it. Less air creates a more unstable surface and a higher Intensity Level. More air creates a more stable surface and a lower Intensity Level. Your pet can use two or four paws on the Peanut at a time to change the Intensity Level and engage different muscles during the session.
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.