Take a Bow

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!

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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

happy training

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