Core & More:
Foundational Exercises for Your Dog

Learn 24 exercises designed to strengthen your dog’s core,
increase their mobility, and improve their brain function.

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Stronger, smarter, happier dogs

The 24 exercises taught in Core & More are designed to strengthen core muscle and stabilize joints but also give dogs the mental stimulation so many of them need. With variations and progressions of each exercise, this course teaches owners how to help their dog(s) grow stronger and more mobile in a fun and safe manner.

Perfect for all

Whether you are an experienced dog handler or just adopted your first pup, this course provides approachable in-depth explanations and progressions for every exercise that work for puppies, geriatrics, and experienced agility dogs. You will learn not only what to do, but everything from the when, why, and how of every exercise, including telling signs of fatigue, cheating, and when it’s time to increase the challenge.

One-of-a-kind course for pet parents

Designed and taught by renowned canine rehabilitation expert, Dr. Laurie McCauley, every exercise is delivered in a bite-sized, video-based format, giving pet parents the freedom to access lessons at their pace and practice on their schedule.

Fewer injuries, better behavior, and faster recovery are just around the corner.

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Your dog needs an exercise program. Here’s why:

Dogs that don’t exercise are more likely to become injured.

That is pain for them and vet bills for you. The average surgery cost for a torn cruciate ligament, which is 80% of dog orthopedic surgeries, is a minimum of $2,000- $7,000. If that happens, there is a 25-50% chance the second knee will need surgery in the following 16 months.




Dogs that don’t exercise are more likely to have arthritis and pain from arthritis.

Did you know that 20% of dogs over the age of one already have arthritis and 80% of dogs over 8 years of age have arthritis.  A regular exercise program can both decrease the buildup of arthritis and prevent the pain associated with arthritis that already exists.  If they are in pain, the most common treatment for arthritis is an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug), similar to aspirin or ibuprofen. These medicines can cause side effects in your dog.




Dogs that don’t exercise are more likely to be obese.

Alone, obesity is bad for your dog, but it also often leads to more detrimental problems including
cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, arthritis, bladder stones, and anesthetic complications. It’s completely preventable, so why let it happen?

Dogs that don’t exercise are more likely to have “doggie dementia” aka Canine Cognitive Dysfunction (CCD).

Cognitive issues show up in many ways.  Common signs include: Disorientation and confusion (appearing lost or confused in familiar surroundings); Anxiety (often seen as separation anxiety or thunder phobia they did not have when younger); Failing to remember routines and previously learned training or house rules; No longer responding to their name or familiar commands; Extreme irritability; Decreased desire to play; Loss of bladder and/or bowel control. This can all lead to an overall decreased quality of life.


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When dogs exercise regularly, especially if they follow a specific plan, they:

  • are happier since exercise increases endorphins and other brain chemicals that increase satisfaction and decrease anxiety and stress  
  • are less likely to get injured or need surgery
  • are less likely to have arthritis 
  • have less discomfort if they get or have arthritis
  • are more likely to be lean and have fewer, if any, metabolic issues
  • will maintain cognitive function and be smarter for longer
  • will have better bladder and bowel control as they age
  • have more confidence and are less likely to be reactive 
  • sleep better so you can sleep better
  • live longer

Implementing an exercise program has benefits for both your dog and you.

They’ll be happier, healthier, and live longer lives. You’ll have fewer vet visits, bills and medications to buy. Not to mention the bond that will grow between you two from daily work.


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Exercise is proven to Lower Stress, Increase Endorphins, and Balance Mood and Emotions in people and dogs alike

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We stand behind our courses and our students. If you aren't completely satisfied, contact us within 30 days of purchase for a full refund.

What’s Included in Your Core & More Course Purchase

You'll get 14 hours of video instruction delivered over 12 weeks covering 24 exercises. Too fast for you? No problem. You'll have a full 6 months to complete the course AND for only $5/month, can extend your access for as long as you need.


Here’s how it breaks down.

Immediately After Purchase

You’ll get access to all the foundational information needed to get started and four beginning exercises. You’ll learn 

  • what you need to know before you start exercising your dog
  • how much practice is enough and not too much
  • what it looks like if your dog is overexerting himself
  • how to spot what is easy and what is challenging for your dog

Every 2 Weeks After Purchase

Every two weeks, we deliver the four new exercises to your inbox until you have 24 exercises in total. Each set of exercises build on the ones you have already learned, which is why we have spaced them out.




For every exercise we detail its benefits; when you should and when you should not perform it, how your dog should be performing it, how you can best help guide them, and how to progress it from one exercise to the next or how to make an exercise more challenging for faster physical improvements.

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"...Her teaching style is clear, concise and interesting, and her hands-on approach allows a person to easily understand the How’s and Why’s, of whatever she is teaching you. She is one of the best teachers that I have ever had the honor of learning from."

- Lisa Kluslow, DVM, CVA, CCRT, VSMT, TCHVM

"This course was outstanding. The exercise videos were easy to see and follow ...
I appreciated that handler body position was included. We had a lot of ah ha moments as well as some laughs."

--Julie Burk, CVT, CCRVN

About Dr. Laurie

Dr. McCauley has had a lifelong passion to help as many pets as possible live an Optimum Quality of Life. A pioneer in the field of Veterinary Rehabilitation, Dr. Laurie designed the first underwater treadmill for dogs and opened the first Veterinary Rehabilitation Clinic.

She was on faculty at Canine Rehabilitation Institute for 14 years, is certified in Acupuncture and Chiropractic therapy, and in 2014 became Board Certified in Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. 

Dr. McCauley is an International lecturer and contributing author in many textbooks and journals. She was awarded the 2011 Iams AARV Award of Excellence in the Field of Rehabilitation and the 2015 AHVMA Holistic Practitioner of the Year Award. In 2017, Dr. McCauley opened Red Tail Rehab mobile practice in North Carolina, and in 2020, she started the online education platform Optimum Pet Vitality to fulfill her lifelong calling to help as many pets as possible.

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2011 Iams AARV Award for Excellence in the Field of Rehabilitation

2015 Holistic Practitioner of the Year by the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association

Locum Head of Integrative Medicine at Louisiana State University School of  Veterinary Medicine

Board Certified in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Certified in Acupuncture, Chiropractic Therapy, and Canine Rehabilitation

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Unlock The Gates To A Happy, Healthy, Strong, Smart Dog Life!

Current healthcare can only do so much to prolong the inevitable. But remember that Core & More: Foundational Exercises For your Dog is a course created by a veterinary rehabilitation expert with 30+ years of dog care experience, providing pet parents with the knowledge they need to help their fur kids remain active well into old age. 

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