The FitPAWS Donut may be used as a balance training tool or for core strengthening for small dogs that may be overwhelmed by the Peanut or Egg. It can also be used for weight bearing therapy.
It is made with a professional-grade heavy-duty PVC material that resists tearing caused by dog nails. The FitPAWS Donut provides a moderate balance challenge. Its broad base offers more stability than a round ball.
You can also adjust the balance challenge by under-inflating so the ball is not as firm. It has textured bumps on one side and a smooth surface on the other side.
It is approximately 12" high and easily inflates/adjusts with the included hand-held air pump.
Check out this sample of a dog fitness program from our training DVD.
Dr. Debbie Gross Saunders introduces you to the product and how best to use it.
The FitPAWS Donut is inflated by measuring to a desired height, not by air pressure (psi.) For best results, do not inflate over 13" high, measured when the Donut is sitting with the flat side on the ground. You can always use the Donut less inflated, if you wish. We have found most people use the Donut inflated to about 12" in height.
The FitPAWS Donut can be inflated with the included air pump or your own air compressor that has a cone-shaped attachment. On the side of the Donut, you will see a white plug that will need to be removed before the air will go in. The plug may instead be taped to the side of the Donut. If it is, remove and keep plug handy. Place the tip of the pump's cone shaped attachment in the hole of the Donut, inflate to desired height and replace the plug firmly to hold the air inside.
To remove air from the FitPAWS Donut, simply remove the white plug from the side of the Donut and let out desired amount of air before replacing plug firmly.
The more inflated the Donut is, the less it will move when your dog is on top and the less challenging it will be. The less inflated the Donut is, the more dynamically it will move and the more challenging it will be.
Easily inflates with hand-held air pump, now included!
...that your dog wear a safety harness you can hold onto whilte your dog is exercising on the ball. Read all safety, care and use instructions before using your FitPAWS Canine Conditioning Equipment.