Thursday, February 7, 2013
Video: balancing on swinging ottoman
This is great preparation for confidently shifting his weight while on an agility teeter, as well as improving his general balance and coordination. He chooses to lie down most of the time because it's easier to stay on. I have no requirement for his behavior -- I'm just giving treats as it swings forward to motivate him to stay on and teach him to enjoy it.
We of course started practicing this with me holding the ottoman completely still, then moving it just slightly and giving lots of treats. He's a confident dog so we progressed to this stage quite quickly. Go Cai!