Puzzling Paw Pods

Taught by Bobbie Lyons, CSCC, CCFT, KPA CPT

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Enrollment Begins 10am Pacific on: May 1st, 2024 and Ends: May 15th, 2024 @ Midnight

Have you always wanted to learn how to train 4 feet on paw pods?

Increase your dog's limb awareness by teaching your dog how to use pods for strength and balance training!

Learn that pods are not just for standing. Master getting 4 feet on 4 paw pods. Then design your workout using just the 4 paw pods!

Have you tried to "free shape"your dog getting on paw pods but all that happens is pods are flying?

Ugh... All you want is to teach your dog to place their feet correctly!

In this class you will learn which targeting skills will help you obtain optimal limb awareness while mastering paw pods.

Join me today for this fun and beneficial class to help keep your dog mentally and physically challenged!

This is a great time to teach your dog something new or to add new uses to your paw pods. Each training exercise in this class should only take you a few minutes of training each day.

Why Take This Class?

This class is great for any healthy dog!

Teach your dog to use 2 and 4 pods

Understand the foundation movements that will help improve communication with your dog

Understand weight shifting to stop flipping paw pods

Improve your dogs proprioception and balance

Teach your dog advanced paw placement

Improve foundation work you have already trained

Advantages of the Online Class

✔ Convenience of online learning

✔ More time to learn the material than traditional in person class format
✔ Work at your own pace in the convience of your own home
✔ Access to material for as long as BLCC exists

What's Included?

Discussion Threads

There will be discussion threads to ask questions.


Each class is broken into lessons, with one or more exercises within each lesson.

Start Date

Class will begin right after you enroll. The class is always open so some students will be ahead of you and some will be behind you.


Working students can submit up to 3 minutes of video per lesson for instructional review. 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).


The class is open for video submission, questions, review, and comments for 90 days allowing you plenty of time to work through the material, take and edit video and formulate your questions as well as allow the instructor to review and give feedback. Access to material lasts as long as BLCC exists.

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

Course Curriculum:

    Lesson 1: Creating a Solid
    Lesson 2: Introducing the
    Lesson 3: Weight Shifting
    Lesson 4: Wide and Narrow
    Lesson 5: Position Changes
      Lesson 6: Changing Pod Positions
      Lesson 7: Lateral Work
      Lesson 8: Stretching on Pods

        Class consists of 8 lessons with multiple exercises per lesson.

        Sample Exercise

        Stand Down Stand on Paw Pods

        What Level Are the Exercises?

        This course will have beginner to advanced exercises.

        Suggested Pre-requisites

        ★ A basic understanding of clicker training is helpful, but not required.

        ★ Although not required, students may benefit by having previously taken Targeting Essentials for K9 Fitness and/or Foundation Fitness. Students who have not taken either of these classes are still very welcome in ths class.
        Click Here for Self Guided Targeting EssentialsClick Here for Foundation Fitness

        Necessary Equipment

        Substitutions will be recommended if you don't have the equipment used in the video. Many exercises will be shown on the flat (no equipment needed). FitPaws equipment can be purchased HERE. Klimb is offering a discount as well. Information to get the discount will be will be available upon enrolling.

        • Paw Pods

        There are many possible equipment options or you may use something you have laying around your house.

        Training Methods

        A variety of training methods can be used to obtain the proper movement or position - shaping, luring, targeting and It's Yer Choice. These methods will be discussed in the video turtorials, in the forum and through video review.

        Disclaimer: Some information in this class may overlap or appear in other classes due to the foundation needed for many behaviors, tricks, and fitness exercises. In addition, there are overlapping skills needed for many different performance activities 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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        • Ask questions in the discussion threads
        • View video feedback recordings in the working students threads
        • Access to course material for as long as BLCC exists

        Questions about the course?

        Email the instructor Bobbie Lyons at
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