Increase Your Breeding Success with Fit to Be Tied!
Want more healthy puppies, easier breedings and whelpings, and quicker recovery from breedings and litters?
Fit to Be Tied, is the first breeding stock conditioning program designed specifically for stud dogs and brood bitches!
We all know that we are supposed to keep our dogs fit for breeding but what exactly does that mean? How do we know whether they are at the perfect breeding weight? What exercises should we be doing with our dogs before breeding, during pregnancy, while raising the puppies, and during recovery from a litter? What we can tell you is that taking your dog for a walk is not enough!
Fit to Be Tied is the brainchild of Chris Zink DVM PhD DACVP DACVSMR CCRT CVSMT CVA, one of the world’s leading sports medicine veterinarians, and Gayle Watkins PhD, longtime breeder and two-time AKC Breeder of the Year. Chris and Gayle teamed up to bring cutting-edge science and their decades of experience to dog breeders in an easy-to-understand physical conditioning program for breeding dogs.
Fit to Be Tied is a 15-week, online, self-guided course that:
- Teaches you how to accurately assess your dog’s fitness so you can tailor an exercise program specifically for your dog
- Covers the three key aspects of canine physical fitness: exercise, nutrition, and vet exams
- Describes the three categories of exercises important to breeding dogs and why
- Teaches you how to teach your dog to do each exercise AND how to safely develop your dog from beginner to fitness master in less than 15 minutes, five days a week (and often no more than 5 minutes)
- Tells you which exercises are safe to do at each stage in the breeding process, from before breeding your stud or bitch until you send your litter home
- Discusses “Good for the Soul” exercises and when they are safe to do
- Evaluates injury risk in over 20 dog sports and activities, from agility to whippet racing and everything in between, so you know what is safe to do when with your breeding dog
- Includes schedules, how-to exercise videos, information videos about each breeding stage, lots of additional resources, and monthly LIVE video teleconferences with Dr Chris Zink and Dr Gayle Watkins
- Provides new modules and exercises every two weeks until you have learned to teach THIRTY exercises to your dog, ensuring that neither of you get bored with a long-term conditioning program
- Gives you access to a growing library of additional resources, from research studies to product sources to downloadable ebooks
Research in many species, including dogs, has shown that optimal physical condition in males and females has many reproductive benefits. Fit to Be Tied will help you achieve these benefits for your dogs and puppies!
- Reduced risk of dystocia (whelping problems)
- Reduced need for C-sections
- Reduced risk of puppy hypoxia during birth
- More regular seasons
- More eggs ovulated
- More living puppies
- Better lactation
- Better mothering
- More engagement with puppies
- Lower rates of infertility
- Improved sperm count, concentration and motility
- More overall breedings and easier natural breedings
- Reduced DNA fragmentation index
- Lower toxin load
What others are saying about Fit to Be Tied!
Fit to Be Tied has been so much fun for both me and my dog. The exercises in this course are not only perfect to help get my dog ready to be bred but have become a regular part of our training regime. I have already noticed improvements in strength and endurance when training for obedience, field work and agility. With the knowledge and training learned from this course I know I have set up my dog for success with breeding and made sure she is fit and healthy for her performance training. I give it 4 Paws up! – Kelsi Warawa
As a breeder, the Fit to Be Tied course was exactly what I had hoped for in aiding both my young and mature breeding stock to be in excellent reproductive condition. Because of Fit to Be Tied, my dogs will be able to meet the physical challenges of mating, as well as the rigorous demands during whelping and rearing puppies. As a breeder, I ask a lot of my dogs and making sure they are physically capable is my responsibility to them. – Marcia Gatti Petz
Fit to Be Tied has been great and it’s very accessible to all types of dog owners. Sometimes we get caught up in exercising just to displace energy so our dog is manageable, or exercise during dog sports with sporadic training runs in a classroom setting where we are concentrating on training, speed, technique (as in agility). This course has shifted my focus to conditioning as well as energy-burning cardio exercise, and it’s super beneficial to be able to do these indoors in the winter months here. – Lori Raymond
What I think is really wonderful with Fit to Be Tied is how it deepened my relationship with my dog. At the beginning she did not understand what I wanted from her and now she is begging to do the exercises!! – Angela Lemberger