At the Working Dog Center we continue to strive to educate handlers on the benefits of a strengthening and stretching program. These exercises will improve your canine partner’s fitness level, proprioception (hind end awareness), and decrease their potential for injury.

Below are videos of the basic level exercises you should begin working on with your canine partner.

INTRODUCTION

PLAY BOW

PLAY BOW USING LEG BRIDGE

COUNTER STRETCH

SHOULDER & HIP TOUCH

PAWS UP

HIGH 5

FIGURE 8

CHIPMUNK

FROG

BENEFIT OF BACKING UP EXERCISES

WALKING BACKWARDS

BACKING UP HILL

BENEFITS

DIAGNOSING INJURIES

IMPORTANCE OF STRETCHING

PROPER USE OF TREATS

TILT BOARD

DIAGONAL STAND

SIT TO STAND

DOWN TO STAND

ROLL OVER

FEET IN BOX

PERCH WORK

ADVANCED PERCH WORK

SIDE STEPPING

SIDE STAND

GIVING A PAW

WICKET WALK & LADDER

BOX WORK

ADVANCED BOX WORK: TRANSITIONING TO A SMALLER BOX