All Things Cavaletti 2.0
This class is all about Cavalettis and has been updated with more great exercises than when offered on Facebook in 2017! If you took this class the first time, it is always a good idea to go back through the exercises you didn't have time for and catch the new exercises presented. Lengthening and strengthening through the spine and core, improving limb awareness and strength is what this class is all about.
There will be discussion threads to ask questions and post video for review. Everyone is a participant. Each class is broken into sections with several lectures within each section. You can post ONE short 3 min video per section for instructional review.
Each section will post to the site every 7 days. Class begins on 7/15 and there are 6 sections/weeks of material. The course is open for video submission, questions, review and comments for 90 days after the first day of class - access to material lasts for 1 yr.
This class will cover in-depth what you can do with cavalettis for strength, gait and body awareness.
This is a great class to keep your dog strong and their stride length long during the hot and cold months when it's hard to get outside for longer activities.
Why take this class:
🌀 Improves Proprioception (limb awareness)
🌀 Improves Core and Joint Strength
🌀 Lengthens Stride
🌀 Improves Coordination
🌀 Builds Confidence
🌀 Learn how to properly space Cavalettis for stride work
🌀 Learn when and how
🌀 Learn all about the creative uses for Cavalettis besides stride work
🌀 Over 20 behaviors to choose from for your
Who Should Participate:
🌀 Conformation Dogs
Cavalettis for Body Awareness
Cavalettis for Stride Work
Cavalettis for Strength
WHAT LEVEL ARE THE EXERCISES:
This course will have beginner to advanced exercise with most falling in the intermediate to advanced level. This class will focus specifically on the exercises taught and I will answer questions about the foundation needed but will not be teaching all the foundation movements (see suggested pre-requisite).
Suggested Pre-requisite (not required) behaviors either on cue, using a target or lured:
🌀 Nose Touch or Chin Rest
🌀 Go to Target or Mat
🌀 Independent Backup
🌀 Right and Left Circles (Spin & Twist)
🌀 Side Stepping
🌀 Paw Target
Possible equipment – substitution will be recommended if you don’t have equipment used in the videos. There are many possible equipment options or you may use something you have laying around your house.
🌀 Cavalettis or agility jumps or poles on pop cans
🌀 Cones/buckets, targets and mats
A variety of training methods can be used to obtain the proper movement or position - shaping, luring, capturing, targeting and molding. These will be discussed in the video tutorials, in the forum and through video review but every tiny step will not be demonstrated in the instructional video.
The information in this class may over lap or appear in other classes due to the foundation needed for many behaviors, tricks and fitness exercises.
Disclaimer: The information in this class may over lap or appear in other classes due to the foundation needed for many behaviors, tricks and fitness exercises.
Danielle's journey to becoming a canine fitness coach began when her agility dog suffered a shoulder injury. The injury was not easily diagnosed and took over a year to confirm. During that time Danielle set out to learn as much as she could about canine body conditioning and injury prevention. The education, knowledge and training she acquired helped her dog return to an active lifestyle. She took every online class, seminar and workshop she could. One of her most invaluable resources has been everything she has learned from her friend and mentor Bobbie Lyons, CCFT, KP CTP, a pioneer in canine fitness. Danielle completed the University of Tennessee Certified Canine Fitness Trainer program earning a "CCFT" certification, as well as the FitPAWS Master Trainer "FP-MT" credential. Danielle is also a member of the Bobbie Lyons, Pawsitive Performance K9FITteam.
As a lifelong horsewoman Danielle came to realize that there was a lot more consciousness in the way people conditioned and trained their horses for their given discipline, whether they were a sport horse or just a good ol' trail horse. In the horse world conditioning is a regular part of the day to day training, but with dogs there seems to be a lack of awareness in the benefits a fitness and conditioning program can provide for both performance dogs and pet dogs.
Danielle regularly teaches in Bobbie Lyons Canine Campus and trains with Bobbie several times a year, as well as assists her with various workshops each year. Danielle's videos and photographs have been featured in many of Bobbie's online classes and articles, including articles published by Clean Run Magazine.
Danielle also offers private lessons, group classes, and workshops in the Southern California area and beyond. Her goal is share the benefits of canine fitness with dog owners to help reduce the chances of injuries and improve performance.