Thank Dog!® Bootcamp is a one-stop fitness program that combines an efficient workout with basic obedience for both dogs and their people.

The class is run by a personal trainer and a dog trainer. So whether it’s the actual workout or basic obedience, the Thank Dog!® team will always be available to help and guide each pair as they need it.

This fun and challenging workout was designed by qualified professionals (both dog and fitness trainers) to stimulate the mind, focus on the body and create a connection that will bond you and your dog forever!

Both dogs and owners are required to attend a consultation and obedience lesson before entering the program. This is to ensure that dogs are familiar with their basic commands so the workout will go smoothly.

Each bootcamp class will be one hour long and will be comprised of cardiovascular training, obedience training and strength training. Dogs will be on-leash throughout the entire class and they will be taught “go to your place” while owners are strength training.

At Thank Dog! Bootcamp…Your DOG is your workout partner!


  • Obedience lesson, behavioural consultation & health evaluation
  • One-hour exercise and training bootcamp, with guidance from both a personal trainer & dog trainer
  • Ongoing support throughout the program (even for home!)
What do I need to bring?
  • A dog (unless you are participating in Borrow a Dog!)
  • A mat or a towel for yourself (We supply a mat for your dog to lie on)
  • Water for you and your pooch (we supply the bowls!)
  • Doggy treats (if you use them)
  • A dog collar and lead (no retractables)
What do I wear?
Whatever you feel most comfortable working out in. Running shoes are recommended!

What if my dog isn't trained?

We don’t expect your dog to be trained. However, we do encourage you to train your dog at home so you can make the most of bootcamp classes. We’ll show you how in the initial consultation and obedience lesson.

What if my dog doesn't know how to do all of the commands?
It doesn’t matter. That’s what classes are all about – learning (and having fun)! Heel is most important, if you can do that, which you will at the consultation, you’re in! We love all levels of obedience and coming to bootcamp classes will help you and your pup improve.

My dog doesn't like other dogs. Can we still enlist?

Yes. Call us for a consultation and we’ll take it from there.

Can I still enlist if I don't have a dog?
You can still enlist if you don’t have a dog, but you need a dog to participate. Consider our Borrow a Dog program, which includes a discounted enrollment price, or you can borrow a friend’s dog… they’ll love you forever.

I have two dogs. Can they both attend?
Of course! You’ll just need a second person too! Our policy is one dog per human. This guarantees a safe workout for all bootcampers.

All of our consultations and classes are held at Bowen Park, Barton




Thank Dog! Bootcamp is currently on hiatus.



Contact us to make an appointment.


Before you can sign up for classes, both dogs and owners are required to attend a consultation and obedience lesson. This is so we can evaluate your dog’s temperament and ensure that you are familiar with the basic commands we use during the workout.