Our One Piece Conditioning series emphasizes exercises over equipment. In our One Piece Conditioning Peanut course we showcased how you can use variable pressure on the peanut to create dynamic challenges that tie your dog’s ability to stabilize the peanut to the actions of the movement.
One Piece Conditioning: The Balance Disc will teach you how to condition your dog with a variety of different functional exercises that you can perform on the Balance Disc. Strength exercises done in isolation and in combination with other exercises help recreate the aspects of sport necessary for canine conditioning to work. So even if you only have a balance disc, it's your creativity and understanding of how to do any given canine conditioning exercise that will enable you to achieve superior conditioning results.
This course features over 22 videos and provides students direct access to the course instructor through Q & A discussion forums dedicated to each lesson. All the material will be available immediately upon enrollment and you'll have the convenience of learning at you're own pace over a 6 month period, while still having access to your instructor the entire time.
Learn Functional Canine Conditioning Exercises With The Balance Disc:
Strength Exercises: In this course strength exercises can be done with your entire dog on the stability piece, or by isolating the hindlimbs or forelimbs. These 3 different positions give us the opportunity for a variety of exercises to focus on strengthening our dog's primary movers, stabilizers or both in any given exercise. As well, by isolating the hindlimbs for stabilization and the forelimbs for strengthening or vice versa, we can recreate the dynamics of the independent hindlimb and forelimb control necessary for sport or an active life.
Very seldom in sport, or even an active life, does your dog make repeated movements with hind and forelimbs as they do with a slow and controlled well executed canine conditioning exercises. In this course you will learn how to incorporate properly executed single movement exercises into combination exercises that incorporate a variety of body positions, angles and planes of movement. Combination exercises can recreate the dynamics of sport so your dog is better prepared to handle, or improve upon the activities of their sport.
Awareness, Extension & Stabilization:
Improving hindlimb awareness for better performance and injury prevention goes far beyond your dog being able to place their back feet on a piece of conditioning equipment. Extension, Strength and Stability are just as important as your dog having a "feel" for their hindlimbs in space, in order to have truly effective conditioning results. In this course you will learn a number of exercises for the hind and the forelimbs that will improve awareness, extension, strength and stability so your dog can perform like never before.
In this excerpt, Jeris and Rue demonstrate a forelimb abductor adductor exercise on an unsupported 22 inch balance disc. The unsupported balance disc provides arguable the greatest challenge to our dogs when performing the forelimb adductor/abductor exercise with pushups. Because their hind is unstable, your dog will shift the majority of their weight onto their forelimbs. As a result, they need to stabilize their hind on the balance disc, while walking their forelimbs around in a circle while they're bearing most of your dogs weight.