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Event date: 1/22/2023 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Export event
Fitness for the Performance Dog Workshop
Ashley Tripodi
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Fitness for the Performance Dog Workshop

Building A- 2962 Shafto Road, Tinton Falls, NJ

Maureen Burke will be presenting a workshop "Fitness for the Performance Dog".  

This workshop is for dogs 12 months and older.  

You will learn various conditioning exercises to help strengthen your dog's muscles, reduce risk of injury and increase your dog's performance.


Members- $95

Non-Members $115

Maximum of 8 teams


About Maureen:

Maureen Burke is a teacher by trade and presently teaches sophomore and senior English at
Girard College. With summers off from her teaching job, Maureen spends her days at High
Octane instructing group classes and offering private lessons.
As one of the founders and owners of High Octane Agility in Doylestown, Pa., Maureen brings
20 years of experience training dogs. Maureen currently instructs weekly and offers private
instruction when her schedule permits.
Her first dog, Corky, was a mix breed who introduced Maureen to dog training. Corky was titled
in NADAC, USDAA and AKC and was CGC and TDI certified.
Maureen’s next dog, Isis, earned her ADCH in USDAA and NATCH4 in NADAC. Maureen and
Isis attended their first USDAA nationals together in October, 2011.
ADCH Rhyme, Maureen’s competition dog, is competing at the USDAA Masters and AKC
Excellent levels. Rhyme introduced Maureen to the wonderful worlds of: shaping, impulse
control, and fitness. Maureen and Rhyme attended their second Cynosport World Games and
placed 31 of over 200 teams with their team “Supa Heroes”.
In December 2016, Maureen earned her FitPAWS Master Trainer certification! In August 2017,
she became a Certified Canine Fitness Trainer from the University of Tennessee and the
College of Veterinary Medicine. In the past four years, Maureen and Rhyme have been
experiencing the wonderful world of fitness! Fitness has helped improve Rhyme’s jumping,
balance, coordination, and relationship with Maureen. Maureen helps other teams find success
with fitness equipment by teaching seminars using the FitPAWS equipment. In addition, High
Octane is now a FitPaws dealer.
Steel is Maureen’s two year old Border Collie puppy. Together, Steel and Maureen are
beginning their training in: agility, manners, and fitness. Steel will begin competing in agility in
Maureen also works with dogs who can be fearful and she offers instruction which includes a
strong foundation in Leslie McDevitt’s Control Unleashed book and teachings. Another interest
of Maureen’s is teaching distance work for agility. Maureen believes in positive motivation and
reward based instruction.
As a handler, Maureen trains on a regular basis with Perry DeWitt, Mary Ellen Barry and Jessica
Ajoux. Maureen continues to educate herself through online classes with Bobbie Lyons (Fitness)
and by attending seminars and camps.
Maureen is available for seminars and lessons off site in both agility and fitness.

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