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
If you’ve been following the FitPAWS Facebook page you have noticed a weekly challenge done by Pawsitive Performance and Bobbie Lyons with her team of CCFT’s. I am the instructor for week 7! This week’s challenge has three skills put together to get one fun training exercise:
1. Targeting the front feet
2. Pivoting around a piece of equipment
3. Pivoting Up onto a taller piece of balance equipment
Go to the FitPAWS Facebook page to see some training tips on this exercise or email me for more information.
Watch the video below and get started on this week’s fitness challenge!
This week’s FitPAWS conditioning challenge from Dr. Leslie Eide DVM at the The Total Canine: Veterinary Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine is one of my favorites (although, my list of favorites is quite long….and I love anything that uses a K9FITbone and a FitPAWS Donut/holder …. oh, and I like the paw pods too…. and the….. 🙂 Anyway, not only are you working the core, front, and rear, but the brain is getting a great workout too and it’s all while having fun and bonding with your dog! Does it get any better than that?