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High Stepping with FitPAWS Cavaletti Poles

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.”EverythingGolden.com

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

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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!

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3 Responses to “High Stepping with FitPAWS Cavaletti Poles”

  1. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE guys!!! This set came out before I had my own cavaletti’s made…otherwise, I’d get this one as it has more versatility to various heights… I wouldn’t go above hock height though personally for what we want to do with our Tripawds.. JMHO…

    Tracy, Maggie’s Mom

  2. I wouldn’t go above hock height …

    Great advice. Our intent in offering these here is strictly for rehab, not agility. Tripawds should walk over the hurdles, not jump. This high-stepping will develop balance and proprioception while working core muscle groups.

    Of course, they are great for four-legged agility or training working dogs too! 😉

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