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.