December 18, 2014
What it does:
Strengthens the muscles of the lower back
Strengthens the stabilising muscles of the hips
Strengthens the stomach muscles
Using a treat, encourage your dog to just lift the weight off his/her front paws. Feed while the paws are off the ground.
DO NOT reward if:
a) the dog jumps up by launching off his back legs - this does not engage the lower back
b) the dogs holds onto you with his front legs - this becomes a very difficult habit to break.
Be patient and take the time to gradually increase the dog's strength, balance and confidence.
Repeatx10, and aim to hold the pose for 10s
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