Keep It on Paws! - (#2 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 fitness training using items you have at home, in your yard, or that can be found on your walks.
In webinar #2, we will be using the environmental set-up and skills from webinar #1 to build out an expanded repertoire of behaviors and deepen your understanding of fitness concepts. We will focus on paw targeting, including front and hind leg targeting, and how to spin in both directions.
This series of behavior helps you learn how your own orientation affects your dog's orientation to an object, illustrates the importance of your dog's alignment and teaches you what to look for and reinforce—using your fitness lens—as your dog is learning. We will discuss the full benefits of these behaviors for fitness and movement and why they are excellent go-to behaviors under many environmental conditions.
Take a week to work on these exercises and behaviors on your own and get ready for webinar #3. As an added bonus, this week’s fitness challenge is to teach your dog to back up to target. Jump right in (so to speak)!