Hurray!! I got the honor of being the instructor again with Bobbie Lyons for the Pawsitive Performance FitPAWS Weekly Challenge and here it is …week 8- the final week!
The Exercise? Sit/Stand/Bow with the rear legs elevated
This is a full body exercise with many advantages:
*increases body awareness
*improves rear leg extension (while backing up)
*strengthens the hips, the adductors and abductors
*increases core strength and stability;
*stretches shoulders, back, and hamstrings when the front legs are extended
Form is Important!
Tips for Training:
~Teach back up, sit, stand, and bow separately on the flat before moving to a balance prop
~ Introduce your dog to the K9FITbone before doing this exercise.
~When comfortable with equipment, ask for each movement independently before combining the movements.
(i.e.: Teach sit with rear elevated. Teach bow with rear elevated )
~Once each exercise can be performed independently then work on the exercise combination