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Business Hours

Monday - Friday 6am - 7pm
Saturday 7am - 5pm
Sunday 8am - 5pm 

No Pick Up or Drops Off's:  Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, 4th of July

All other Holiday Pick Up & Drop Off Hours:  10am - 3pm

Contact Us

9204 Gulfstream Road

Frankfort, IL 60423
PHONE: 815-464-TAIL (8245)

FAX: 815-464-6757

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K9 Fit Club

Fitness for Humans & K9 Companions!




Must call to  reserve your spot in class.  
Class size limited with dogs to maintain safety and space.
K9TS Fit Club Single Class 4 Pk 8 Pk
Saturdays 8:30am $35.00 $120 $180


Question & Answer:

Can I have more then one dog with me?
In order to maintain enough class space and keep things safe and manageable we only allow one dog per handler.
What if I have never done fitness classes before?
We welcome all levels from Beginner to Advanced.  All exercises are easily adjustable to the fitness level you are comfortable with.
What should I wear & bring to class?
Please wear comfortable clothing (yoga pants, sweats, fitness clothing.) Please bring water.  Do not wear shoes that have been worn outside, please change into dry gym shoes, after you enter the building.
What should I bring with for my dog?
All dogs must be on leash and a collar that will NOT slip off their heads, water and mat or towel & some really great treats or toys.  Whatever motivates your dog!  Bring water.
If I purchase a package do I have to use then consecutively?
No.  You can use your package days as needed on both Friday or Saturdays.
How do I know if my dog is fit or healthy enough to do this class?
If you are unsure of your dogs capability we always recommend consulting with your veterinarian prior to entering into a fitness program.
I am not too sure if my dog will behave what do I do?
Instead or purchasing a package try one class first.  Please know that dogs are always going to be a bit distracted the first time.  Try to come 15 minutes early to walk around the floor and work on some obedience.  As with anything, it will take time for your dog to learn what it is you are asking of him because this is all very new to him and you both.  This is meant to be a relaxing, calm and bonding time with your dog.  Laugh, kid around and have fun, it will all come in time!  If after a few classes your dog is still too distracted we would recommend enrolling him into one of our obedience classes to help teach your dog how to focus on you.  Although creating a bond with your dog is the best and biggest way to successful training!
I have suggestions, complaints or compliments.  Who do I direct them to?
We love, want & need feedback!  Please always let the class instructor know and/or the business owner.  If you would rather them remain private please email Jan Flanagan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

There are 83.3 Million Dogs in the US
Approximately 68% of US households own at least one pet = 82.5 million homes
An estimated 52.6% of US dogs are overweight or obese (BCS 4-5)
43.8 million US dogs are estimated to be overweight or obese
13.9 million US dogs are estimated to be obese
Obesity Statistics in Dogs 2011, 2012, 2013
Overweight or obese – 53.0%, 52.5%, 52.6%
Overweight – 31.5%, 36.8%, 35.9%
Obese – 21.5%, 15.7%, 16.7%
Primary Risks of Excess Weight in Dogs
Insulin Resistance and Type 2 Diabetes
High Blood Pressure
Heart and Respiratory Disease
Cranial Cruciate Ligament Injury
Kidney Disease
Many Forms of Cancer
Decreased life expectancy (up to 2.5 years)
Source: 2014 Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 2013 American Pet Products Manufacturers Association

Percent of adults age 20 years and over who are obese: 35.1% (2011-2012)
Percent of adults age 20 years and over who are overweight, including obesity: 69.0% (2011-2012)
Percent of adolescents age 12-19 years who are obese: 18.4% (2009-2010)
Percent of children age 6-11 years who are obese: 18.0% (2009-2010)
Percent of children age 2-5 years who are obese: 12.1% (2009-2010)
Fast Facts
More than 2 in 3 adults are considered to be overweight or obese
More than 1 in 3 adults are considered to be obese
More than 1 in 20 adults are considered to have extreme obesity
About one-third of children and adolescents ages 6 to 19 are considered to be overweight or obese
More than 1 in 6 children and adolescents ages 6 to 19 are considered to be obese
Primary Risks of Excess Weight in People
Type 2 diabetes
Heart Disease
High Blood Pressure
Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Cancer: Breast, Colon, Endometrial, Kidney
Decreased Life Expectancy (3 – 10 years)
Source: Center for Disease Control, Loyola Medicine,

Dog owners walk an average of 300 minutes per week, compared to their dog less counterparts logging only 168 minutes
45% of dogs sleep in their owner's bed
Unlike humans who sweat everywhere, dogs only sweat through the pads of their feet
A Dog's sense of smell is 10,000 – 100,000 times more acute than humans
Puppies have 28 teeth while adult dogs have 42
A large breed dog's resting heart beats between 60 and 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed's heart beats between 100-140. Comparatively, a resting human heart beats 60-100 times per minute
Just "one little cookie" for our dog = 1 hamburger for humans
One ounce of cheese for dogs = 1 ½ hamburgers for humans
One hotdog for a dog = 2 ½ hamburgers for humans

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