Workshop Recording:

Posture Evaulation

Taught by Bobbie Lyons, CSCC, CCFT, KPA CPT

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Connecting the Dots Between Posture and Performance

Learn How to Evaluate Canine Posture and Understand How It Relates to Movement and Overall Performance

Do you wonder if your dog has good posture?

Do you wonder if the fitness exercises you do with your dog are appropriate?

Do you worry about injury while competing?

Do you have trouble identifying weak areas in your canine athlete?

Are you interested in improving your dogs movement and performance by making small adjustments to posture?

Then this workshop recording is for you!

Learn to evaluate your dog's posture from Bobbie Lyons!

This workshop recording is designed to teach you how to evaluate posture to improve performance and reduce the risk of injury, by learning how to apply posture evaluation to become more efficient and precise with fitness exercises.

Who Should Participate?

  • Dog trainers that teach dog sports, obedience, conformation, etc
  • Massage therapists
  • Dog sport competitors (agility, flyball, dock diving, IGP, Ring, etc)
  • Vets and vet techs
  • Anyone who is interested in canine fitness and performance

Canine Participants

  • Dogs that are required to jump for their sport
  • Conformation dogs
  • Dogs that compete in obedience
  • Dogs that compete in dog sports
  • Dogs that have recovered from injury

Why Purchase This Workshop Recording?

Understand how to properly evaluate canine posture

Learn how posture effects your dog's performance

Learn how posture effects fitness exercises

Learn how to identify weak areas to help prevent injuries

Learn how to increase efficiency and precision of muscle movment through fitness exercises

Understand how to identify posture changes from normal

Advantages of the Purchasing Workshop Recording

✔ Convenience of viewing live instruction online recordings with voiceover video analysis

✔ Save on travel expenses (flight, hotel, meals, etc)
✔ Time efficient to learn the material vs. the traditional workshop format
✔ Work with your own dog in the convenience of your own home
✔ Access to material for as long as BLCC exists

Success Story #1


This dog was squaring off rounded or wrapped jumps in agility and dropping bars. In obedience his gait timing was off when heeling.

Initial Posture Evaluation:

Stand - Rear foot stance too wide, standing tucked under
Sit - Rear feet too wide, not sitting up straight, tipping toes up slightly
Down - Scrunched up through trunk, pelvis over rotated, rear feet extended and forward

Post Posture Evaluation:

Improving posture through exercise increased this dog's awareness of how to use his body, learned what a balanced stand feels like and went from staying tucked under and supporting his weight through his back to standing and moving nicely with weight in all four feet. In obedience he is now shifting his weight back for heeling and is able to trot next to his owner. In agility, he went from squaring off jumps to tucking his rear feet underneath him to power over while wrapping.

Success Story #2


Client was a terrier mix who stood with a roached back and had recovered from a psoas injury. Primarily competes in agility. He struggles with knocking bars and not utlizing his hind limbs as well as he could.

Initial Posture Evaluation:

Stand - Standing tucked under
Sit - Rear feet too wide, not sitting up straight
Down - Scrunched up through trunk

Post Posture Evaluation:

Through exercises we corrected his wide stance in a sit and taught him how to get his rear feet underneath him prior to taking off for a jump. This gave him more power to propel over a jump which equaled less bar knocking. We also taught him what a normal balanced stand feels like so he can stretch out through his spine and relax his back allowing him to maintain a longer stride which improved his yards per second.

What's Included?

  • Access to discussion & worker threads and LIVE session recordings

In this recording, Bobbie will teach using zoom, power point, and videos. You can ask questions during the live sessions as well as later in the online classroom.

Discussion Threads

There will be discussion threads for workers to post their videos and auditors to ask questions.


    TWO LIVE recorded sessions (approx. 2 hrs) were held:

  • This is for all participants (workers and auditors). After the workshop Bobbie uploaded supporting information for download.
  • Bobbie will review all worker's videos. Feedback, along with any other questions you have, will be discussed during the second live call.

Start Date

The workshop recordings and content will be available for purchase.

Access to material is for as long as BLCC exists.


  • Working students submited up to a 1 - 2 minute video for posture evaluation. Workers will have their dogs sit, down, and stand with views from the front, side, and back. Voiceover video review is done by screen casting for a more personalized experience. Screen casting is auto-visual feedback (next best thing to 1:1 conversation).

Live Q&A

During the LIVE Q&A sessions Bobbie answered questions, demonstrated live, and gave feedback on videos submitted for review.

The school reserves the right to modify, update or remove this class at any time.

Suggested Pre-requisite

★ A basic understanding of how to positively train dogs and an open mind

Training Methods

★ A variety of training methods can be used to obtain the proper movement, position, or posture - shaping, luring, capturing, targeting, and molding. These will be discussed and demonstrated in the video tutorials and through video review but every tiny step will not be demonstrated.

Disclaimer: Some information in this workshop may overlap or appear in other classes/workshops due to the foundation needed for many behaviors, tricks, and fitness exercises. In addition, there are overlapping skills needed for many different performance activites so you may see exercises that are the same but packaged up differently toward a slightly different goal.

Bobbie Lyons, CSCC, CCFT, KPA CTP

Lead Instructor and Program Director - Certified Canine Strength and Conditioning Coach Program
Certified Canine Fitness Trainer
Karen Pryor Academy Faculty

Bobbie has been teaching and learning about canine fitness for over 18 years. Her keen eye of movement and ability to adjust exercises to improve strength is undeniable. Bobbie creates pet, performance, and working dog canine fitness plans focusing on improving posture and strength specifically for the activities the dog is involved in, or the activities the handler strives to achieve.

Blending dog training techniques with canine fitness is what makes Bobbie an asset to any handler dog team or family. She can help you break down behavior, add in strength, and end up with a very strong behavior that improves performance while decreasing the chances of injury.

Bobbie is the Program Director for the Certified Canine Strength and Conditioning Coach program accredited by the North Carolina State Veterinary Medicine and a Karen Pryor Academy Faculty member. She spends a good amount of her time teaching others to improve their training skills and how to add canine fitness to their career path.

Bobbie is a fun, relaxed instructor who likes to teach more like a conversation. She is very giving of her time and imparts an amazing amount of information. This is an effort to help students understand why, how, and what to look for when training and completing canine fitness exercises.

Bobbie has 4 dogs who swim weekly, play frisbee, trick training, and take part in canine fitness exercises. Bobbie previously has competed in agility, dock diving, disc and trick training, Bobbie trains a large variety of behaviors in an effort to understand what is needed in many canine sports and what is required of working dogs. Her clients whether pet, sport, or working dog benefit from Bobbie's vast knowledge of canine fitness and dog behavior training.

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  • Access to recordings of the LIVE workshop, coaching call, and worker's threads
  • Access to material for as long as BLCC exists

Questions about the workshop?

Email the instructor Bobbie Lyons at
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