FitPAWS® Paw Pods

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NEW!  ANTI SKID BOTTOM!
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Improve your dog’s dynamic balance, independent limb awareness and coordination with FitPAWS® Balance Pods.

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Description

 

NEW Anti-Skid BOTTOM!

Great For:
• Stack Training Coordination
• Independent Limb Awareness
• Dynamic Balance Challenge

You can arrange the pods with flat side down for more stabilization or flat side up for more balance challenge.

Expand Your Dog’s Playground

  •  4 Flexible Paw Pods, Assorted Colors
  • Pump Not Included
  • Sensory Bumps for Neural Stimulation
  • Improve Weight Bearing Consistency
  • Develop Motor Skills
  • Combine with Other FitPAWS® Products
  • 2 Textures – Bottom Flat/Top Bumps
  • 5″ Diameter
  • Mesh Storage Bag

5 Balance Pod Challenges on FitPAWS® Paw Pods

GETTING STARTED

For advanced core strength & balance training, begin by introducing your dog to the Pods positively and then place them on the floor in the approximate foot position of your dog. Begin by asking your dog to place his individual front feet on the individual pod. You may need to physically place the feet with your hands. Positively reinforce this action with praise or treats. Once he is comfortable with the front feet on the front pods, place his individual back feet on each individual pod. Positively reinforce this action as well. Once he is comfortable on the pods, begin by offering him treats to encourage small head movements to help with balance. Encouraging him to lift his head up will encourage more weight bearing on the rear. Encouraging him to place his head down will encourage more weight bearing on the front. Turning side to side will encourage weight bearing on each individual side. Advanced exercises include gradual weight shifting while the dog is standing on the pods – gently give the dog a little pressure on each side and then from front to back to encourage weight shifting. Additional advanced exercises include lifting one limb at a time for a few seconds to encourage the dog to place weight on the three remaining legs.

For stacking training, begin by placing the dog on the pods as stated above. The pods should be positioned in the desired stacked position for each individual dog. Once the dog is stacked and all four feet are placed on the pods, encourage the dog to maintain the position by utilizing treats or bait. Begin with thirty seconds and work up to ten sets. The stacking will encourage proper balance and core strength in the performance and conformation dog. This will help maintain a good solid back posture and top line. The stationary activity will promote balance and strength and assist in the training of dogs. This may be started on puppies when beginning their handling experience. The soft texture of the pods allows for a kinder surface and allows more flexibility in their stance while working on their posture.

 

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 7 × 4 × 3 in
Paw Pods

Anti-Skid, Regular

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Guidelines

• Do not use your FitPAWS® Paw Pods until you have read these instructions in full
• User assumes the risk when using this product. FPW International LLC shall not be liable for any damages that result from the use of this product.
• ALWAYS check your dog’s nails prior to using this product. Dog nails should be closely trimmed.
• Use common sense. Never over-exercise or over-tire your dog when working on canine conditioning equipment.
• There are inherent risks with any exercise program. Consult your canine health care professional before beginning this or any exercise program.
• Provide enough unobstructed space when using the FitPAWS ®Paw Pods so there is no furniture or other objects in the area that could cause injury.
• This product is not a toy and should only be used by dogs with appropriate adult supervision.
• Do not use harsh or abrasive chemical cleaners on the FitPAWS® Paw Pods.
• Keep this instruction sheet for future use.

GETTING STARTED

For advanced core strength & balance training, begin by introducing your dog to the Pods positively and then place them on the floor in the approximate foot position of your dog. Begin by asking your dog to place their individual front feet on the individual pod. You may need to physically place the feet with your hands. Positively reinforce this action with praise or treats. Once they are comfortable with front feet on the front pods, place individual back feet on each individual pod. Positively reinforce this action as well. Once they are comfortable on the pods, begin by offering treats to encourage small head movements to help with balance. Encouraging to lift their head up will encourage more weight bearing on the rear. Encouraging to place head down will encourage more weight bearing on the front. Turning side to side will encourage weight bearing on each individual side. Advanced exercises include gradual weight shifting while the dog is standing on the pods – gently give the dog a little pressure on each side and then from front to back to encourage weight shifting. Additional advanced exercises include lifting one limb at a time for a few seconds to encourage the dog to place weight on the three remaining legs.

For stacking training, begin by placing the dog on the pods as stated above. The pods should be positioned in the desired stacked position for each individual dog. Once the dog is stacked and all four feet are placed on the pods, encourage the dog to maintain the position by utilizing treats or bait. Begin with thirty seconds and work up to ten sets. The stacking will encourage proper balance and core strength in the performance and conformation dog. This will help maintain a good solid back posture and top line. The stationary activity will promote balance and strength and assist in the training of dogs. This may be started on puppies when beginning their handling experience. The soft texture of the pods allows for a kinder surface and allows more flexibility in their stance while working on their posture.

• Can be used for stacking training in preparation for conformation dog shows
• Can be used for advanced balance training and core strengthening
• 5” diameter balance pods, perfect for all sizes of dog paws
• Can be used with the flat side down (less challenging) or the dome-side down (more challenging)
• Adjust the balance challenge further by changing the amount of air inside each pod with a needle pump (not included)
• Sensory bumps on dome side for neural stimulation and grip capability
• Can be used indoors or outdoors
• Easy to clean. Use soap and water.
• Anti-Skid bottom