Sarah Keller

Sarah Keller is the owner of Sit Stay Squat, which combines her love for dogs with her passion for fitness into a unique service that offers exercise programs for both people and their pups.  

Sarah has spent over 10 years studying advanced human fitness ranging from long distance running, bodybuilding, powerlifting, and prehabilitation exercise.  Sarah has first hand experience on just how important a well designed exercise program is in leading a healthy, pain-free life.

In 2017 Sarah traveled to Chicago to learn more about the benefits that fitness has for our dogs, and is currently Alberta’s only Certified Professional Canine Fitness Trainer.

Sarah continues her education on a daily basis by reading every book that she can find on canine exercise, structure, & gait analysis; and has completed numerous other programs on canine fitness, massage, and behavior. 

Continuing Education Plans:

Covid-19 has put a halt on Sarah’s travelling plans to complete 2 other prestigious canine health credentials, therefore she is currently in the process of obtaining:

CIECBW’s Caninology® Canine Body Worker certification which will allow Sarah to help dogs even more thoroughly with canine massage and bodywork.  The live training labs have currently been rescheduled to spring 2021.

And The University of Tennessee’s Canine Fitness Trainer Certification program.  Sarah has already completed the lectures & tests for CCFT I with plans to travel to The University of Tennessee in 2021 to complete the live training labs and obtain the Certified Canine Fitness Trainer credential.
Sarah is already a Certified Professional Canine Fitness Trainer, and by next year plans to be the only professional in the entire world with both CPCFT & CCFT credentials – the 2 most credible canine fitness certifications worldwide.

 

Completed Certifications & Training

Certifications:

Certified Professional Canine Fitness Trainer – Wizard of Paws Physical Rehabilitation (2020)

Certified Canine Kinesiology Tape Practitioner – Holistic Animal Studies (2020)

RockTape FMT Canine Kinesiology Taping Certification (2020)

K9 Fit Master Trainer Certification (2017)

AFLCA Group Fitness Instructor Certification (2017)

AFLCA Mind-Body Certification (2019)

Walks ‘N’ Wags Pet First Aid (2018)

Additional Programs/Training:

The Dog House Training Academy Professionals Course on Canine Behavior & Training Methodology (2018)

Dean Somerset’s Post Rehab Essentials V.2.0 (2017)

Bobbie Lyon’s Pawsitive Performance K9 Conditioning Foundations for Performance Dogs Workshop (2018)

Bobbie Lyon’s Pawsitive Performance K9 Conditioning for Puppies & Seniors Workshop (2018)

Bodyworks is Beautiful ‘Active dog’ Massage Workshop (2018)

Bodyworks is Beautiful ‘Senior dog’ Massage Workshop (2018)

Coaching The Canine Athlete Workshop by Dr. Chris Zink (2019)

Wizard of Paws Physical Rehabilitation Course on Dogs with Long Backs (2019)

Bobbie Lyon’s Pawsitive Performance Foot Targeting Course (2019)

Bobbie Lyon’s Pawsitive Performance Fitness Walking Course (2019)

Kay9 Fitness: Agility Handler Skills, Drills, and Exercises (2019)

Kay9 Fitness: Handler Fitness for K9 Sports (2019)

Wizard of Paws Physical Rehabilitation Course on Preventing and Addressing the Iliopsoas (2020)

The Total Canine Platforms for Fitness Course (2020)

The Total Canine Anatomy of a Workout Course (2020)

Mind to Mind Structure and Movement Course (2020)

Tools and Techniques to Help your K9 Clients Move Better Course by Dr.Wendy Coren (2020)

The Total Canine Cavalettis for Fitness Course (2020)

Wizard of Paws Physical Rehabilitation Course on “Those Bum Knees” (2020)

Canine Fitness Innovations Intro to Structure and Gait Analysis Course (2020)

Fenzi Dog Sports Academy Helping Dogs Thrive: Massage for Performance Dogs (2020)

The Moving Canine “Where Are My Paws?” Coordination Paw Targeting Course (2020)

The Moving Canine Movement Puzzles Foundations Course (2020)