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Fitness Safe Start, Targets to Poles - (#1 of the Four-Legged, Fit, and Confident series)

Become your dog’s personal fitness coach! Join canine fitness guru Lori Stevens for Four-Legged, Fit, and Confident, the 5-part webinar series about fun, fabulous canine fitness training using items you have at home, in your yard, or that can be found on your walks.  

In webinar #1 you will learn how to set up your dog and the learning environment for success and fun for any fitness and movement exercises. We will start the exercises by learning how to teach your dog to hand target and how to follow targets to create movement. With those basic skills, Lori will show you how to use the moving target to teach your dog cavaletti fitness, i.e., walking and trotting over poles, and how to teach figure eights. 

These exercises help build your dog’s safe physical precision movement and spatial awareness and your own observation skills. We will also discuss solidifying your “go-to behaviors” and how they can be used in fitness as well as in other environments to overcome common challenges. You will learn how all of these behaviors and concepts build the environment and foundation skills for fitness and movement as we move into webinar #2.

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Lori Stevens

Lori Stevens (CPDT-KA, SAMP, CCFT, CPBC) is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, a certified Small Animal Massage Practitioner, a Certified Canine Fitness Trainer, and a Certified Parrot Behavior Consultant. She is also a Senior Tellington TTouch practitioner for dogs, cats, and other animals. 

Lori uses humane and scientific methods to improve the health, behavior, and performance of animals. Her experience is holistic and incorporates respect for animals as teachers. She continually studies the interactions between animal behavior, movement, learning, and health, and this is reflected in her innovative approach. Lori has an established companion animal practice in Seattle, WA. She also teaches workshops and presents at conferences worldwide, including ClickerExpo where she has presented on aging dogs and fitness. Lori has received rave reviews for her most recent DVD The Gift of a Gray Muzzle: Active Care for Senior Dogs (co-presented with Kathy Sdao) and is the creator of the Balance Harness by Blue-9 Pet Products.