Are you ready to take the guesswork out of canine conditioning and help your dog build strong foundations for a healthy future?

YES! I'm ready to start building my foundation!

Here's what is included:

• Step-by-step foundation exercises arranged into five modules, each with a specific focus:

  • Module 1: Achieving the PERFECT STACK
  • Module 2: CORE!
  • Module 3: STRENGTH
  • Module 4: FLEXIBILITY
  • Module 5: BALANCE

• Learn Carolyn's 5-Step Blueprint to Canine Conditioning System and apply it immediately for greater success in the canine gym

• Progress FASTER with SIX MONTHS of weekly feedback from expert coaches!

An AMAZING Facebook community of active From The Ground Up members who will support and encourage you in your journey!

 • One year access to all course materials

BONUS!!! Warm Up and Cool Down of the Canine Athlete E-Book

BONUS!! - VIDEO - How to Structure a Training Session

  • Develop your observation skills by watching two complete training sessions -- one showing how to safely and properly introduce new equipment, and the other demonstrating the most common training mistakes (so you can avoid them!).

BONUS!! - VIDEO - Building Confidence and Clarity While Introducing New Equipment

  • New equipment? No problem!! Learn how Carolyn promotes confidence-building and establishes desire to work with new equipment from the very first session.
YES! Let's build a stronger foundation for my dog!

Does this sound familiar?

  • You're NEW to the canine gym and just don't know the right approach to set up for success.

  • Your dog has experience in the canine gym but gets frustrated easily. It's as if they just don't know what you're asking them to do.
  • The warm summer weather is ending and you're looking for a way to keep your dog in shape through the fall and winter months.
  • You DESIRE that perfect stacked standing position but your dog's feet just don't seem to line up.
  • Your dog LOVES conditioning work... so much that they can’t seem to stay still!

  • You TRY to support your dog but don't know how your body positioning or reward placement can help.

  • You KNOW which behaviours you need to work on but have no clue how to train them quickly for maximum results.

  • It's overwhelming trying to figure out which equipment is right for each exercise.
  • You are BUSY – work, family, other commitments -- and want to learn how to get results quickly and efficiently!

Let's start building strong foundations from the ground up!

Why bother with fitness foundations?


Your dog moves every single day -- whether it is chasing squirrels out the back door, plunging into the lake for a swim or during your sports-specific training class. 

Fitness foundations teach your dog to move in a balanced way 

Why is that important???

Balanced dogs use both sides of their body evenly, meaning less compensation, better fluent movement, more efficient movement, and less risk of injury – how your dog moves is SO important!!


Fitness foundations build confidence!

That "scary" elevator in your apartment...that teeter in your agility class...that dock on the water at your cottage...what do they all have in common??

To navigate them safely and comfortably dogs need a high confidence level!

As dogs become comfortable working with and moving across equipment in the canine gym their confidence grows! This helps them in so many other areas on their lives!

Fitness foundations improve strength and cardio!

Strong dogs can hike for longer, run with more power and speed in their favourite sport and have better physical structure supporting their joints as they age.

Fitness Foundations teach dogs problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

Thought your dog could only learn new skills in group training class? Think again! 

Working through challenges in the canine gym helps dogs learn to shape behaviour through problem solving and experimentation. This kind of "brain work" helps tire a busy dog -- it's the perfect indoor activity on a poor-weather day or when you don't have much time in your schedule!

Fitness foundations build your relationship!

Every time we have a positive interaction with our dogs we build trust, loyalty and partnership. Working toward a goal in the canine gym encourages us to take just 10 minutes out of our day for valuable one-on-one time with our dog. 

So, why bother with fitness foundations???   All of this, and more!!! 

I'm going to let you in on a little secret...

Even though my dogs are experienced in the canine gym, they STILL practice foundation skills every week! Just like a house, you're only as strong as your base!

 It’s not fair to ask our dogs to do complex chained behaviours when we haven’t given them the foundation skills they need for success.  

Building a strong foundation to set your dog up for success does not have to be rocket science! 

Here is what other students have had to say:

YES! I'm ready to build a strong foundation!

On The Go? Take From The Ground Up With You!

From The Ground Up is compatible with both MAC OS and Android devices. The responsive interface adjusts based on the screen size for easy viewing wherever you are!

Meet the Coach!

Carolyn McIntyre, an animal rehabilitation trained and registered physiotherapist, is the owner/operator of McIntyre Canine Rehabilitation located in Erin, Ontario, Canada.

She specializes in helping canine athletes reach superior physical performance while minimizing injuries and boosting longevity in their sport. In addition to offering sport specific conditioning programs to her international clients, Carolyn has a wide variety of online conditioning courses (foundation through to advanced) as well as a personalized Path to Success Coaching Program. She is the author of “Warm Up and Cool Down of the Canine Athlete: An Evidence-Based Approach to Improving Performance and Preventing Injury” and has been the canine physio practitioner for the 2019 and 2020 Canadian agility team that competed at the IFCS World Agility Championships. She holds a Master of Science in Physiotherapy and a Diploma in Canine Rehabilitation through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

Carolyn trains and competes in a number of dog sports, primarily agility with her Aussie - Quinn and her Shelties - Fifty, Shades, and Keeper. 

Here's a reminder of the invaluable resources you'll receive in From The Ground Up:


Each exercise in From The Ground Up includes level progressions with step-by-step instructions (YES, there are videos!!). 

No. more. Guesswork!! Know exactly when to progress to the next level of an exercise by following the included self-assessment checklist. 

In order to get FASTER and more EFFECTIVE results in the canine gym, we need to take a layered approach to canine fitness. Breaking a behaviour into smaller sections helps the dog understand what is being asked of them. When clarity is achieved, confidence and understanding grow!

Why do we take this approach??

  • To build and protect your dog's confidence.
  • To accelerate your dog's learning.
  • To build more clarity around the behaviours and exercises we are training! 
  • To limit and reduce your frustrations with repeated failure. 
  • To improve your consistency in gym!
  • To improve the relationship with your dog. 
  • To maximize your efficiency in the canine gym. 
  • To get faster results!

Progress FASTER with 6 months of feedback from Carolyn's team of expert coaches!


• Unsure how to get past a training barrier you are facing?

• Looking for feedback on a particular exercise?

• Struggling with...well...anything?

We can help!!!

For the first SIX MONTHS of your From The Ground Up experience you have access to Carolyn's coaching team!!!

✅ Post your training videos for feedback that will propel you forward toward your goals!

 Ask questions
 Get a second set of eyes on your own mechanics


And apply it immediately!!! See faster results starting with your very next canine conditioning session!

Includes detailled videos of each step, PLUS audio files for listening on-the-go in your car or at your next dog sport event.


Take your time and progress at YOUR pace.

Join the dedicated Facebook Community exclusively for From The Ground Up Members

We're all in this together! If you have questions...if you want to share your successes with someone who "gets it"... this is the place!!
Every journey has bumps on the road but with friends to offer advice, share their experiences and support your progress those obstacles become less frustrating and demotivating. Bottom line, we’re more likely to stay accountable to our goals when we share them with a group of people going through a similar journey with their dog. 

UNLOCK the power of community and see how it can help you!



"How to Structure a Training Session"

  • Learn how to safely and properly introduce a new dog to the canine gym.

"How NOT to Structure a Training Session" 

  • Develop your observation skills by watching a video demonstrating the most common training mistakes in the canine gym (so you can avoid them!).

"Building Confidence and Clarity While Introducing New Equipment" 

  • New equipment? No problem!! Learn how Carolyn promotes confidence-building and establishes desire to work with new equipment from the very first session!




Select the investment plan that works BEST for you!! 

Single Investment

$397 CAD


Split Investment

$206 CAD x 2



Please note, online courses are subject to VAT, GST, and other forms of sales tax. Students may have to pay consumption tax when they purchase the course.