Location: Carolina Ranch Animal Hospital & Resort
LABS:  Live In Person Only (MAX 30)


6 in stock

(PLEASE SELECT TO CONFIRM) – Live In Person Attendance * 


This Certified Canine Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCC II Hands-on Labs, LIVE IN PERSON Only) will provide the participant with hands-on experience in which participants will be guided through a standardized canine posture assessment, exercise form, and program design with live dogs.  Hands-on experiences for selected equipment used in canine fitness and conditioning are incorporated including balance, strength, cardio, flexibility, and mental foundation elements. This course also provides the participant with the basic fitness assessment skills necessary to create an exercise program for dogs. Topics covered include basic exercise physiology, dog training, gait training, strengthening exercises, balance and proprioceptive exercises, and exercises for wellness/prevention.

During the lab each student will demonstrate that they understand concepts learned in the online portion of the course.   Students will also demonstrate exercises with their dog or a dog that is provided and will participate in a mock class to practice the concepts learned in the online environment.   Preparing for and teaching in person and online private lessons will be demonstrated.

Two weeks after the lab, the instructors will provide a coaching call to answer questions to help you successfully complete the two case studies (three case studies for virtual attendees).

·      Students may bring their own dog  (approved by the instructor – dogs must get along with other dogs and be able to be quiet in a crate)

·      Dogs will be provided so that students can work with an unfamiliar dog

·      Demonstrate understanding of correct exercise form

·      Demonstrate ability to train desired exercises and movements 

·      Demonstrate and practice foundation exercises

·      Demonstrate understanding of evaluating posture

·      Demonstrate understanding of how to choose correct exercises for the dog

·      Demonstrate knowledge of reps, sets, and exercise variables

·      Teach Mock group classes and/or private lesson (even online students can do this) students to give instructions on how to teach the exercise, what to look for to achieve correct form etc.

Event Details

Registration: 8:30am
9:00am - 6:00pm - Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Hours:  27 Hours

August 11-13, 2023 LIVE LAB Course Location:Carolina Ranch Animal Hospital & Resort6129 NC Hwy 42 WestGarner, NC  27529#919-662-3200 - Directions

  • 22 miles to Raleigh-Durham International Airport
  • 6 miles to downtown Raleigh, NC


Attendee Hotel Suggestions:  (all within 1 mile to Carolina Ranch Animal Hospital & Resort)1)  Sleep Inn105 Commerce Parkway, Garner, NC  27529 – only hotel suggestion with a shuttle

  • Shuttle will run from hotel to Ranch both in the am and pm
  • Located in the Garner/Clayton area off of Interstate 40 and Highway 42
  • Just 30 miles from the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. It is only a few minutes from the Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek, Wake Technical Community College, North Carolina State University and the Ava Gardner Museum in downtown Smithfield.
  • Free Morning Medley Hot Breakfast including: eggs, sausage, waffles, gravy, biscuits, cereal, yogurt, fresh fruits and a variety of pastries and breads. Other amenities are the exercise room, seasonal outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi in every room, access to copy and fax services, free weekday newspapers, free local calls and a business center. Each guest room comes standard with a mini refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, irons, ironing board, hairdryer and free HBO. Hot coffee is also available in the lobby 24/7.

2)  Hampton Inn Raleigh/Clayton I-40100 Hampton Drive, Garner, NC  275293)  Holiday Inn Express Clayton106 Leone Court, Garner, NC  27529
4)  Comfort Inn126 Cleveland Crossing Drive, Garner, NC  27529

Start date: August 11, 2023

End date: August 13, 2023

Start time: 09:00 a.m. PDT

End time: 06:00 p.m. PDT

Venue: Carolina Ranch Animal Hospital & Resort

Address: 6129 NC Hwy 42 West, Garner, NC 27529

Phone: 919-662-3200

Course Details

Course Length



, , , , ,



Course Outline

The CSCC lab will consist of hands-on work with dogs, instructor demonstrations, and testing students on concepts learned throughout the online modules and lab.

  • exercises to improve posture
  • matching exercises to muscle actions
  • matching exercise to movements and behaviors
  • review of posture evaluation and optional hands-on evaluation
  • how to match what the dog knows to program design
  • training skills to improve communication between handler and dog
  • equipment choices – when, why and how to change equipment
  • student teaching
  • program design practice
  • prepare for and watch instructors complete a private lesson in person and one online via zoom. 
  • participate in mock fitness class
  • business development
  • case study requirements

Lab Course Schedule/Topics

Canine Exercise Anatomy (ASSESSMENT)

– Fitness Assessments - History, Posture Evaluation, Observations
– Gait Evaluations
– Range of Motion

Correct Canine Fitness Exercise Form (TECHNIQUE)   
– Proper Technique, Position & Creative Encouragement
– Correlation of Form & Function
– When & Why to Refer to Professionals

Canine Behavior Techniques for Exercise (BEHAVIOR)
– Positive Training techniques to “Get the dog to do it”
– Marker cues, It’s Yer Choice (IYC), Pattern Training
– Client & Canine Interactions

Develop Specific Canine Exercise Programs (PROGRAM DESIGN)
– Design Exercise Plans Based on What the Dog Can Do
– Through Training, Increasing Strength and Proprioception, Progress the Program
– Target Specific Body Areas, Muscle Groups & Injury Prevention
– Exercise Progressions & Variables

Canine Equipment Guidelines (EQUIPMENT)
– Proper Use & Safety
– Equipment Use & Choice
– Wide Variety of Platforms
– Household Items

Canine Fitness Business Development (BUSINESS)
– How to Teach In-person and Online Lessons
– Best Practices for Canine Fitness Classes

CSCC Program Prerequisites and Intended Audience

Intended Audience:  We have students from a variety of backgrounds in canine fitness, exercise, dog training and other related fields that enroll in our program.

Student backgrounds include (but not limited to):
Certified Dog Trainers
Agility professionals
Dock Diving Professionals
Canine Exercise and Fitness Trainers
Field Trial Professionals
Military and Police Background
Search and Rescue Professionals
Veterinarians / Veterinary Technicians
Canine Physiotherapy Professionals

PLEASE NOTE:  Online lectures for CSCC I must completed before you attend LABS.
Please be aware that the lab is taught in English. Any interpreters that may be needed is the students responsibility. Please make arrangements ahead of time and notify NES @ info@neseminars.com before the lab if you will have an interpreter present both for in-person and virtual options.

CSCC Program Learning Objectives

  • An understanding of correct canine exercise form
  • The ability to train desired exercises and movements
  • Canine fitness foundation exercises
  • The understanding of evaluating posture
  • How to choose correct exercises for a specific dog
  • The knowledge of repetitions, sets, and exercise variables
  • Design an exercise program for the individual client
  • Be able to teach mock group classes and/or private lesson, and provide instructions on how to teach the exercise, and what to look for to achieve correct form

Additional Info

Portions Copyright © Northeast Seminars Inc. All rights reserved.


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Certified Canine Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCC II Hands-on Labs, LIVE IN PERSON Only) – August 11-13, 2023, Raleigh, NC”