Vet nurse’s Barking Mad Fitness idea proving pup-ular for dog owners

Vet nurse’s Barking Mad Fitness idea proving pup-ular for dog owners

Time-poor Sunshine Coast canine homeowners wanting to remain match – and keep their canine companions’ well being too – will be capable of prepare collectively beneath a brand new enterprise from a neighborhood vet.

Vicki Brown, a passionate Sunshine Coast vet nurse for greater than 25 years, has created Barking Mad Fitness as a approach for canine and their individuals to bodily prepare collectively.

“I’ve been in a vet clinic for a few years and what I discover is individuals love their pets a lot however don’t at all times know one of the best factor to do for them,” she says.

“People are additionally time poor these days so I believed if I might mix their private coaching regime with their pet canine then they may each get bodily and mentally match collectively and type a stronger bond.

“There’s no higher exercise buddy than your canine, they’re at all times excited and able to go and can encourage you to get on the market.”


Ms Brown believes her idea is an Aussie-first saying whereas there are many out of doors bootcamps that let you deliver your pooch, none – she has researched – have a vet at every session.

“The cause it’s vital is that completely different breeds of canine have very particular train necessities,” she says.

“Having a educated veterinary nurse at every exercise session ensures that every canine may be checked to make sure it’s wholesome and may take part in this system.

“We may also determine canine who ought to be on a restricted program due to their age, stage of health in addition to breed particular points and this supplies an actual peace of thoughts for canine homeowners.”


Ms Brown has teamed up with Sunshine Coast group health coach Joel Sherwell to ship courses at Nelson Park, Okinja Street, Alexandra Headland.

She hopes to have rolled out extra courses throughout the Sunshine Coast by the top of the yr and has plans to broaden throughout the nation too.

Ms Brown has been placing on trial courses for the previous few months to make sure they’re able to launch subsequent month.

“It’s a really inclusive program and we’re limiting the 45 minute coaching session to only 15 canine and their homeowners which may be very manageable for everybody. All individuals must do is deliver a yoga mat or towel, a water bottle for themselves and their canine and a palms free lead and we glance after the remainder,” she says.

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