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Stand with Foot Targets

Purpose – Highly effective for working on strengthening the postural muscles. Works on all the stabilising muscles and core strength. Also trying to retrain the best possible every day posture with time. 

Criteria – Dog can maintain correct stand for a few mins

Placement of reward – For this exercise I highly recommend getting a mirror so you can watch the dogs posture properly. These are cheap at Bunnings and you can just grab a long thin one and lie it on it’s side up against a wall. Reward them in position and just watch that you are rewarding to encourage their best possible posture. We need to encourage stillness so you can also use a chin target to help with that. Sometimes zen hand or similar can help too.

Increasing difficulty – This can be done on unstable equipment once they can find this position super easily. 
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