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Head of the Class Dog Training LLC 

Winchester, VA

Winchester's Premium Professional Pet Training

What Are the Requirements to Attend Phy Ed for Fido?

Your dog doesn’t need to be a performance or show dog to participate in these classes. All Phy Ed for Fido participants do need good manners with other dogs, though, and must be up to date on all vaccinations. We’re in close quarters together, so it’s important we can all get along and all stay healthy!


If you think your dog would enjoy these fun, healthy classes, purchase a pass and come join us! And if you have questions about Phy Ed for Fido or any other dog training services, give us a call. We’d love to help you with your training needs so you and your dog can enjoy this wonderful spring weather (and a life of happiness!) together!

Lisa Marino, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP, PMCT, has taken her varied teaching experiences and applied them to helping owners understand and train their beloved four-legged family members. She has more than four years’ experience leading group dog training classes at Best Paw Forward in Hartland, WI, and opened Head of the Class Dog Training LLC in Winchester, VA in 2012, where she conducts group classes and private lessons, as well as helps owners to modify their dogs' problem behaviors. Lisa earned her CPDT-KA in 2012, is a 2015 graduate of the prestigious Karen Pryor Academy and is a Pat Miller Certified Trainer.

Phy Ed for Fido: Innovative Fitness for You and Your Dog


We’re surrounded by new and innovative ways for people to get fit. There’s Pilates, yoga, barre, kickboxing, marathon training, and the list goes on and on. But when you think about fitness for your dog, I bet two things come to mind: running or walking on leash and playing off leash. But what if your dog isn’t interested in fetch or trips you up when you attempt to go for a jog? Head of the Class Dog Training has an excellent and fun solution for you!

What Is Phy Ed for Fido?

Phy Ed for Fido is a physical fitness class designed for you and your dog. In each class your dog will build strength, increase flexibility, work on balance and become more body aware. Your dog needs the same things we humans need – strength, fitness, flexibility and balance. Phy Ed helps them get there while having fun!

I am a K9 Fit Club Certified Trainer. Obtaining this certification involves 40 hours of hands-on training, lectures and practicum teaching. K9Fit trainers are well-versed in human and canine anatomy and physiology, as well as in working with and training dogs. We understand the benefits of fitness for everyone.

What Are the Benefits of Phy Ed for Fido?

Aside from these classes simply being so much fun for you and your dog, they offer a host of benefits! Fitness classes:

  • Provide mental stimulation for curious pups
  • Help reduce weight with regular attendance
  • Improve your dog’s overall fitness level and abilities
  • Improve socialization
  • Reduce boredom (A bored dog often gets into trouble!)
  • Tire your dog both mentally and physically
  • Enhance the bond you already have with your dog
  • Provide new and exciting activities for you and your dog

These unique classes offer full brain boosting and body working moves for our canine companions.