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High Stepping with FitPAWS Cavaletti Poles

January 17th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Mobility

Cavaletti, or ground poles, are a fantastic and fun addition to your Tripawd’s fitness program.

FitPAWS Dog Agility Rehab Cavaletti Hurdle PolesTypically used for gait training by canine rehabilitation therapists and horse trainers, cavaletti poles can help animals learn to walk, correct an abnormal walk, and improve body awareness (“proprioception”), which is especially diminished after a dog undergoes amputation surgery.

The goal of cavaletti high stepping is to:

“encourage extension and provides muscle memory and foot timing. Cavaletti also encourages a dog to steady its rear, thus promoting a clean down and back.  Frequent practice also helps build stamina, for both the dog and handler.”

The FitPAWS Hurdle Set brings this rehab therapy to the Tripawd caregiver, making at-home strength training easier than ever. This exercise promotes coordination, flexibility, and muscle development.

Here’s Murphy the Tripawd after his hip replacement surgery. This is a modified cavalettie course for dogs just after surgery recovery.

The FitPAWS Hurdle Set is a completely adjustable and portable dog agility Cavaletti set that includes:

  • Four 40” jumping bars
  • Eight highly-visible orange hurdle cones with cut-out holes for additional bar configurations
  • Eight height-adjustment attachments
  • Black nylon carrying bag
  • Price: $179.95, including shipping!*

The bars can be set as low as 2″ off the ground, making it especially helpful for canine rehabilitation exercises and gait training. Later, as your Tripawd gets stronger, you can increase the height.

The entire set fits in the FitPAWS Carrying Bag for on-the-go convenience and weighs under 11 lbs!

  • Use indoors or outdoors
  • Height of jumping bar adjusts in 2” increments from 2”-30”
  • Perfect for easy rehabilitation or more challenging agility training
  • Lightweight for on-the-go portability
  • Some assembly required

Remember, always talk to your veterinary physical therapist before embarking on any fitness program. Then, order your FitPAWS Hurdle Set from Tripawds to Support this Community!

*PLEASE NOTE: Prices include Ground delivery to continental U.S. Please contact us with complete address and telephone number for rush fees or shipping estimates to Hawaii, Alaska, or outside the United States.

FitPAWS® Hurdle Set

This completely adjustable indoor/outdoor hurdle set is ideal for fun fitness and rehab training. Includes four 40″ cavaletti poles and eight orange hurdle cones with height-adjustment attachments. Adjusts from 2″ to 30″. Set the bars at the lowest levels for canine rehabilitation exercises and gait training.

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FitPAWS Dog Agility Rehab Cavaletti Hurdle Poles Complete Set ($179.95)

Some Assembly Required
— Weight: 11 lbs
— Carrying Bag Included



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