The FitPAWS Peanut is a peanut-shaped stability ball designed for canine core conditioning. The professional-grade heavy-duty PVC material is formulated for use with dogs, provides superior gripping and resists damage caused by dog nails.
It is used for core conditioning of sporting and working dogs as well as for animal rehabilitation and therapy. The unique shape of the peanut limits its movement to front/back or side/side, important for dogs new to this type of training. You can also adjust the balance challenge by under-inflating so the ball is not as firm.
Helpful inflation hint: The Peanut is inflated by measuring to a desired height, not by air pressure (psi.) The size printed on each FitPAWS Peanut is the maximum inflation height the ball is designed to inflate up to, but you can always use the ball less inflated, if you wish, so that it is easier for your dog to balance on.
The FitPAWS Peanuts can be inflated with an air pump or compressor that has a cone-shaped attachment. If you want to reach the maximum height but feel like the ball cannot take more air, let it sit overnight partially inflated with the plug in the ball. The material will soften and expand a little and be easier to fill. The next day continue to inflate to desired size. When you have reached the desired height, make sure you press the plug all of the way in, until the head of the plug is flush with the ball’s surface. This will ensure a good seal.
At maximum height, the FitPAWS Peanut will feel tight and be the most challenging for your dog.
Recommended education for use with the Peanut: Get On the Ball Two DVD, Osteoarthritis and Your Dog DVD
Easily inflates with hand-held air pump, now included!
We recommend your dog wear a safety harness you can hold onto, while your dog is exercising on the ball. Read all safety, care and use instructions before using your FitPAWS Canine Conditioning Equipment.