By Bobbie Lyons, CCFT, KPA CTP

This class was designed to teach you and your dog all about rear end awareness and "mystify" you with a new thought process. Open your mind to the possibilities and you will likely achieve true rear end awareness with your dog.

There will be discussion threads to ask questions and post video for review. Everyone is a participant. Each class is broken into sections with one or more lessons within each section. You can post ONE short 2-3 min video per section for instructional review.

Class will start on the 15th of the enrolling month. Class will be 3 weeks long with new information and exercises each week. New information posts every 3-4 days. The course is open for video submission, questions, review and comments for 60 days after the first day of class - access to material lasts for 1 yr.

Why take this class:

πŸŒ€ Teach your dog to use 4 paw drive (not 2 paw drive)

πŸŒ€ Understand how the many misconceptions of rear end awareness teach your dog to load more weight to the front.

πŸŒ€ Be introduced to a time line for teaching certain behaviors that improve rear end awareness.

πŸŒ€ Teach your dog how to access power form the rear

πŸŒ€ Help to keep your dog injury free by activating more muscles in your dogs movement

πŸŒ€ Understand what YOU can do to help your dog

Equipment needed:

Mat - (bath mat, K9Fitbed, yoga mat or something similar - should NOT be a puffy bed)

2 small balance products that your dog can stand on in a balanced position (Balance discs, K9Fitbones, Ramp, rubber feed pans or something similar)

Object about your dogs chest height (Klimb, agility table, stool, dining room chair or something similar)

Poles and cones or something similar (broom handles, jumps, or something similar)

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.

Your Instructor

Bobbie Lyons, CCFT. KPA CTP
Bobbie Lyons, CCFT. KPA CTP

Certified Canine Fitness Trainer

Karen Pryor Certified Training Partner

Bobbie owns and operates Pawsitive Performance which offers dog training, fitness training and trick training around the globe. She was part of the TEAM that contributed knowledge and experience to help design the FitPAWS Master Trainer Program (CCFT II) and is a course "Instructor". for the program. Bobbie completed the University of Tennessee Certified Canine Fitness Trainer program to earn a "CCFT" certification and also completed the certification program for Canine Fitness through the Companion Animal Sciences Institute. In addition, Bobbie is a Certified Training Partner with the Karen Pryor Academy.

Bobbie has 5 awesome dogs that train a variety of skills for agility, fitness training, herding, trick training, tugging and dock diving. Bobbie enjoys the training process and strives to comuinicate in the best way she can to help her dogs and clients dogs understand the task at hand. She starts every training sessions with this question "how can I set the dog up for success and give the dog the best information to successfully complete the behavior".

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the class start and finish?
Class officially starts the day after the enrollment period ends. New material will be posted every 7 days after class begins to allow you time to process the information and start the training process. Video review and commenting will be open for 90 days from the start of class allowing you plenty of time to work through the material, take and edit video and formulate your questions as well as allow the instructor time to review and give feedback. We have built-in extra time after all class materials are available so that students that are behind or students still working on behaviors can ask questions and post videos​ for review and comment.
How long do I have access to the class?
For one year from the start of class. The school reserves the right to modify, update or remove this class at any time.
What is your refund policy for current classes?
You will receive a refund if you request your cancellation at least 1 day before the class begins. There are no refunds after class has started.
What if I am unhappy with the class?
We make every effort to offer valuable information at an affordable rate. We suggest you read the class description carefully before making your purchase to determine if the class is right for you. Because there are many levels of trainers, there will be material that is review for some and new to others. For those that are review, it will give you an opportunity to look at what you have trained and refine the behaviors as needed. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, please contact admin at [email protected]
Can instructors diagnose or treat injury?
No - instructors and assistant instructors cannot diagnose or treat injury. They can design fitness plans for healthy dogs or dogs that have a written release from veterinary care and/or veterinary rehabilitation care.