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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)!

See other webinars in this series

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.