Dr. Debbie Gross Saunders
“I have been using Ball Dynamics and FitPAWS® products in my clinic and classes for years and bar none, they are the most useful products I use! The quality and endurance of the products is fantastic – I have been using the same peanut ball for years now and it gets a lot of work in our clinic.
“I use the products for my canine rehabilitation clients and find they are absolutely invaluable to just about every condition – from the post operate cruciate case to the neurological case. In addition, EVERY performance and working dog that comes in to my clinic, or I consult with, gets a program involving the peanut, egg, or donut. Core strength is a must in the working and performance dogs and I have found this is an excellent method to work on.
“The FitPAWS® products are a key essential component of every canine rehabilitation clinic, as well as a key component of every performance and working dogs’ cross training program.”
Debbie Gross Saunders, DPT, MSPT, OCS, CCRP
Wizard of Paws Physical Rehabilitation for Animals, LLC
Nitro Dog for Peak Performance
Dr. Kerry Fisher
FitPAWS® equipment has a place in every veterinary hospital and also in every dog owner’s home. I’ve been using & recommending dynamic exercises for rehabilitation, injury prevention, conditioning, weight loss and behavioral challenges in dogs and cats since opening a veterinary pain management practice in 1996. It was exciting to find Ball Dynamics International, manufacturer of FitPAWS®, about 15 years ago. It’s evident that they share a love for the well being of dogs.
This equipment is a key part of any program for improving physical strength (including core strength), muscle balance, proprioception, confidence and the ability to perform daily activities and functional abilities. Dogs with lots of energy and little to do will get quite the workout, both mentally and physically, using FitPAWS® equipment.
It’s been rewarding to see the positive functional, physical and mental changes in the animals and the joy these changes bring to their owners! FitPAWS® equipment requires little storage space and provides ongoing benefits to my patients.
Kerry Fisher, DVM
Advanced Animal Care of Colorado
Robert J Porter
“FitPAWS® products provide a valuable array of off balance props for recovery and athletic conditioning of our canine patients here at LAVRC.
“Anytime I have a challenging patient or a performance dog that needs more strength and skill I reach for my FitPAWS® equipment. There always seems to be tool for every problem, every body region, and every action that I want to work in our patients.
“Since using FitPAWS® products my patients get better faster, become stronger and are overall happier to come to rehab. Thanks FitPAWS® for all you do for our canine patients!”
Robert J Porter III, CCRP
Louisiana Veterinary Referral Center
Animal Rehabilitation Center
Mandeville, LA 70448
Nearly three years after beginning our work on improving his core muscles and balance capabilities, our tripawd dog Wyatt is stronger than ever. We did it by incorporating daily training games with the FitPAWS%reg; Canine Conditioning Equipment.
As you can see in the above photo of Wyatt Ray running, his remaining rear limb was extremely weak and his slope was extremely pronounced. That photo was taken less than six months after amputation.
Today, this photo on the right shows his improvement, almost three years after amputation. His stronger core muscles are better able to support his entire body, his rear leg has gained power and more obvious definition.
Today he has better spinal alignment and longer endurance that helps him during playtime and walks. Staying strong will also reduce joint stress as he ages.
Rene Agredano & Jim Nelson, founders
Tripawds.com, world’s biggest canine amputee support community
Pack of Paws Dog Training
- We’ve added the equipment to our Fitness class, which includes Massage Therapy, Stretching and aerobic exercise
- We’ve added the equipment to our Puppy Classes, a HUGE hit! It’s such great socialization for the babies!
- We’ve added the equipment to our Reactive Dog II classes. Builds confidence and keeps them too busy to worry about the other dog, while having a good time amongst those other dogs.
- We’ve added the equipment to our Scaredy Dog classes for confidence building and fun.
- We’ve added the equipment to our Breakfast Club, which is so much fun already, now it’s more fun.
- We use it for end of class activities the last 10 minutes of Obedience and impulse control classes.
I’m so thrilled to be working with you and using the equipment. It’s an incredible addition to our Training Center!
Donna D. Savoie, CPDT
Certified Professional Dog Trainer
Certified TagTeach Level 1
Animal Behavior College Graduate with Honors
Pack of Paws Dog Training
529 Ashland Ave (Rte 131)
Southbridge MA 01550
508-248-4677 Main Office
774-402-8080 Training Facility
My Papillion can jump on the FitPAWS® Egg and stick the landing with no help from me! With the guidance of the FitPAWS® DVD and a workshop with Deb Gross Saunders, we have grown to highly advanced exercises on both the FitPAWS® Donut and FitPAWS® Egg in a short period of time. One year later with these fantastic tools has made him a US WAO (World Agility Open) winner and one strong, fit companion.
Monique Plinck, elite agility competitor and her Champion dog Tiki
(ADCH and MX, MXJ)
Owner of Criterion Agility