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; while being only the 2nd trainer across all of Canada to hold this certification. 

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:

Currently Sarah is working through the pre-study course for CIECBW’s Caninology® Canine Body Worker certification, with the live labs scheduled for December 2020.  This certification will allow Sarah to help dogs even more thoroughly with canine massage and bodywork.

Additionally, Sarah has completed the lectures & tests for CCFT I and will be travelling to The University of Tennessee in 2021 to complete her Certified Canine Fitness Trainer certification.
By next year Sarah 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)

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

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)

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

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

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

The Total Canine Cavalettis for Fitness Course (2020)

Pipfit Canine Coordination Paw Targeting Course (2020)

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

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