In addition to wanting to improve my dog’s fitness, I took the class to build our relationship. Tess is my foster failed rescue who went through the trauma of being abandoned and having to fend for herself. She is a fearful dog. Working through the exercises has definitely improved our bond. It has also improved her confidence. She went from not wanting to go down the stairs to happily bouncing down them to get to the workout room. Tara’s feedback is great. She has offered suggestions on tweaking the exercise when Tess is too afraid to try it. She definitely encourages you to work at your dog’s speed.