Family Dog Center / Dawg Haus
Family Dog Center /  Dawg Haus



If your dog is a loved pet and part of your family, you’ll want to make sure they stay healthy and fit.


Is your dog overweight, anxious, recovering from an injury, looking for a way to release excess energy or needing to improve overall conditioning?  The core is the POWERHOUSE of a dog's body. Helping your dog develop strong core muscles can help reduce and prevent injuries.  Help improve your dog’s overall health to live a longer happier life. 




If your dog is a loved pet and part of your family, you’ll want to make sure they stay healthy and fit.  This is a fun and simple way to exercise your pet indoors! Most dogs will tire in 5-10 minutes with 3-4 times a week exercise program.




“A tired puppy is a good puppy!” Destructive behaviors are often due to a puppy that has not had enough exercise. Expel puppies’ excess energy and give your puppy a beneficial physical and mental “job”.




Our senior dogs tend to lose muscle mass in their hind ends. Keep your senior dog in tip top shape by incorporating consistent workouts on the low-impact FITPAWS equipment.




Even if your dog doesn’t compete in sporting competitions, they will still benefit by having a strong core. Many active families take their dogs on long hikes, jogs, and swims or involve them in fun yet strenuous play activities like fetch or catch.

Is your dog a couch potato during the week and a weekend canine warrior? Couch potato dogs are often times over worked on the weekends and are more susceptible to injuries from having a weak core, being overweight and overworked. It is very important that these dogs have a conditioning program to prevent injuries. Just 5-10-minute sessions 3-4 times a week will help improve core strength and muscle tone for injury prevention and increased weekend performance.


On those days you don't have time to go for a walk or weather conditions keep you from walking or your dog getting some physical exercise---a 10-15-minute Core-Strength conditioning workout will tire your dog out or a doggie treadmill session can do the same.


***Ball and floor work***


We will be using FITPAWS® Canine Conditioning Equipment as well as other equipment and exercises to provide a fun and simple way to exercise your pet indoors! Most dogs will tire in 5-10 minutes, 3-4 times a week. Because we are supervising their exercise and helping to stabilize the equipment, you’ll spend some quality time with your pooch which you’ll both enjoy! It’s a great opportunity to train with positive reinforcement and strengthen the bond between human and animal companion while giving your dog a complete overall body workout. Your dog will love you for it.    

Adding this strengthening activity to your dog’s activities 3-4 times a week, has many benefits, including:                                                           

  1. Increased trunk and core strength
  2. Strengthening the bond with your dog through interactive positive training
  3. Stabilization of weak areas
  4. Improved balance and awareness of the body’s position in space
  5. Improved reaction and control
  6. Increased range of motion in joints and elongation of the muscles
  7. Live a longer healthier life. 
  8. Boost Confidence—Help your dog build self -esteem, focus and confidence
  9. Team Building—helps to develop a stronger bond and self- awareness for dogs of any age or breed.

***Doggie Treadmill ***


Dogs need exercise just like us. Doggie treadmill sessions can help keep your dog healthy

  1.  Prevent Obesity/ Weight management – Regular exercise and a proper diet can keep your furry friend healthy and happy
  2. Lower Vet Bills – Exercise improves your dog’s overall health which means fewer trips to your vet
  3. Reduces Allergies – If your dog (or you) suffers from allergies and can’t be outside for too long he can get his exercise on the treadmill   
  4.  Exercise Takes Time – You may not always have time to exercise your dog outside, but you can exercise your dog with a treadmill session.
  5. Sports conditioning
  6. Rehabilitation
  7. Behavior



Call Laurie, CCFT (Certified Canine Fitness Trainer) to schedule your consultation.


(Only $25 which will be waived if sign up for a session or class)


She will do a complete physical assessment of your dog then create a personalized exercise program for your dog.  Programs can include workouts at home, our facility or both.   We do have equipment for sale to be used in your home if interested.

Individual Home Fitness Plans created for you in your own home.

Individual Fitness Programs designed for your dog and you using our equipment with Laurie’s instruction and guidance

Individual Fitness Programs designed for your dog with Laurie.

Group Classes –Intro (Fun-D-Mental), Cardio, Balance

Fitness Course (Equipment Stations)




Family Dog Center
N3089 Hwy 16 LaCrosse, WI 54601





We are a group of dog lovers that built an outstanding dog facility for your dog's pleasure and safety. 


Family Dog Center
N 3089 State Hwy 16 next to Bittersweet Floral
La Crosse, WI 54601


Phone: 608-779-3647


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