Conditioning: Lateral Front Paw Side Step

Today’s blog is brought to you by Barb Reinhold. Barb is a disc dogger from Michigan, and is also a FitPAWS Master Trainer.

In the video below, Barb & her dog Rue are demonstrating a Lateral Front Paw Side Step, a conditioning exercise. Conditioning is very important for canine athletes, to keep them fit & to help avoid injury. Barb is narrating during the video, explaining what she is doing & why. Continue reading

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Cross Training: Tricks

Training tricks has a lot of benefits for any dog, and is especially beneficial for a disc dog.  Trick training teaches your dog how to learn, improves human-canine communication, provides the dog with mental stimulation, increases the bond between you & your dog, and improves body awareness.  Win! Continue reading