Thursday, March 17, 2016
Dog on a Log
There's a reason for having my dog get on a log. It's a training exercise. It helps him learn body awareness, including back end awareness. A friend of mine likes to say that dogs tend to be "front wheel drive." They need to know where their behind is. It also helps with balance and core strengthening.
Isaac hops up on lots of logs and tree stumps and rocks, at my direction. We are working on smaller surface areas, and uneven surface areas, and higher objects, gradually making it more challenging. Isaac is OK with it because he gets treats for it, although sometimes he'd really rather be sniffing something or playing in a lake.