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FitPAWS® Egg - Canine Fitness Ball

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Training DVD now included!!! (Pump sold separately.)

The FitPAWS® Egg is a new shape of stability ball for the advanced canine athlete! It has a greater balance challenge due to its uneven shape and will shift in multi directions for advanced proprioception and body awareness. The professional-grade heavy-duty PVC material is formulated for use with dogs and resists damage caused by dog nails. The surface of the FitPAWS Egg is completely smooth and therefore, is a greater challenge for the dog when compared to the FitBALL Peanut. When used in a core conditioning program, the FitPAWS Egg can improve balance and coordination as well as stabilize weak areas. The FitPAWS Egg easily inflates with an air pump (sold separately.) You can also adjust the balance challenge by under-inflating so the ball is not as firm.

 

For Natural Stances:

Common Breed Examples:

Use This Size Egg:

Up to 20" (51cm) length

Yorkie, Toy Poodle, Dachshund, Shih Tzu, Chihuahua, Pugs, Pomeranian, Maltese, Boston Terrier

65cm, 85cm

Up to 24" (61cm) length

Sheltie, Corgi, Beagle, Mini Schauzer, English Bulldog, Bichon Frise

65cm, 85cm

Up to 30" (76cm) length

Australian Shepherd, Border Collie

85cm

Up to 41" (104cm) length

Golden Retriever, Labrador, Boxer, Standard Poodle, Rottweiler

We recommend the FitPAWS® Peanut!

Up to 46" (117cm) length

Mastiff, Great Dane, Newfoundland, German Shepherd

We recommend the FitPAWS® Peanut!

 FitPAWS® Egg Sizing Guidelines

Choosing the correct size and shape of ball for your dog depends on what type of exercises your dog will be doing on the ball. The size printed on the ball is the maximum inflation height. You can decide whether or not you want to inflate the ball to its maximum height or inflate to a lesser height. Never go over the maximum height printed on the ball.

If you plan to use your ball mainly for core conditioning, measure the length of your dog when it is standing from the front legs to the back legs. Your dog should be able to stand in a natural stance on the top of the ball without being hunched over.

You can always use a large ball for a small dog but never a small ball for a large dog.

If you have more than one dog, choose a size that fits your largest dog. You may find it more comfortable for your own back to work with your dog on a larger/taller ball. Using a larger ball for a small dog also has the added benefit of providing more surface area to work on. The FitPAWS Peanut is naturally longer than the FitPAWS Egg and provides more of an elongated surface training area.

For weight bearing activities (when a dog is standing partially on the ground and partially on the ball) choose a ball that is slightly under your dog's withers (or highest part of the shoulders where the neck meets the back.) If you need a ball smaller than the 40cm, consider purchasing the 40cm and decrease the amount of air you pump in so that the ball is shorter than its maximum height of 40cm.

 Inflating Your FitPAWS® Egg

The Egg is inflated by measuring to a desired height, not by air pressure (psi.) The size printed on each FitPAWS Egg is the maximum inflation height the ball is designed to inflate up to, but you can always use the ball less inflated, if you wish, so that it is easier for your dog to balance on.

The FitPAWS Egg can be inflated with an air pump or your own air compressor that has a cone-shaped attachment. If you want to reach the maximum height but feel like the ball cannot take more air, let it sit overnight partially inflated with the plug in the ball. The material will soften and expand a little and be easier to fill. The next day continue to inflate to desired size. When you have reached the desired height, make sure you press the plug all of the way in, until the head of the plug is flush with the ball’s surface. This will ensure a good seal.

At maximum height, the FitPAWS Egg will feel tight and be the most challenging for your dog.

How To Use the FitPAWS® Egg

Dr. Debbie Gross Saunders demonstrates how to best use and store these amazing tools. Watch the dogs' muscles working in her shoulders, core and legs. (8 minutes)

We recommend...

...that your dog wear a safety harness you can hold onto, while your dog is exercising on the ball. Read all safety, care and use instructions before using your FitPAWS Canine Conditioning Equipment.

 ...watching these educational DVDs for use with the Peanut:

 

  • Get On the Ball Two DVD
  • Osteoarthritis and Your Dog DVD

 

 


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