Introduction to Basic Strength – Bad Dog Agility Academy

Introduction to Basic Strength

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  • Karen Buck says:

    One of my dogs when walking one of her back legs seems to kick out at the knee then her foot turns in, it’s hard to notice your dogs body position when you are working alone with them.

    • Coach Leslie says:

      Do you mean this happens while she is walking or when her back legs are moving to get into a specific position?
      It is hard to notice. I mostly work alone with my dogs and I don’t have mirrors to be able to see from all the different angles. Recording from the orthogonal view from where you are standing can help you better evaluate form.
      I often will hold a cookie in front of my dog’s nose so I can walk to the side if I’m not sure about the form. You can also use this method to move your head around to peak at the sides or different body parts.
      Props really come in handy to keep form proper even if you can’t see exactly what’s going on.
      If you need help figuring out how to get better form, the best thing to do is film the exercise and post it for me to review.


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