FitPAWS® Anti-Slip Paw Pods are designed to help improve your dog’s dynamic balance, independent limb awareness and co-ordination.
• 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.
- 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 – Flat/Bumps
- Mesh Storage Bag
Please note: this product does not include a pump. Pump is sold separately, please click here.
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.
AT FITPAWS®, we admire dogs and people who work with dogs. We admire the passion, the love, the hard work, the devotion, the belief that dogs will give their best…and that we can also give OUR best to the dogs.
POWER TO THE DOG. THE CONFIDENCE YOUR DOG GETS FROM EXERCISE MAKES THEM A HAPPY, WELL BEHAVED DOG! IT DRIVES US to develop safe canine specific products, programs and a community that wants to do more for our furry friends. Investing in dogs and their people does matter. There is value in knowing that your investments in FitPAWS go back to improving product quality, new product design, supporting canine events, businesses, athletes and developing educational programs aimed at improving the way we understand canine fitness, conditioning and rehabilitation.
In 2010, FitPAWS launched for the canine market after we discovered canine rehabilitation professionals to condition and rehabilitate dogs. And since dogs are different from humans, we researched and developed a new product line specifically designed for canines. Professional-grade heavy-duty materials were spec’d and formulated into products to meet dog-specific standards.
GIVE MORE. DO MORE. To give power to the dog, to give more to our dogs we must create GREAT for our dogs. Pay attention to what matters: design specifically to fit a dog’s body, work with experts, be an advocate for canine health, support and create educational programs, help dogs live longer, construct quality products, be concerned about safety and continually elevate service for our customers. Rooted in human fitness, but not stuck there, we carry the torch for our four-legged friends to find great.
WE WANT TO BE a canine fitness company that our customers are proud to support. Not because we want to sell more products, or because we aspire to canine fitness world domination (ok, maybe we have discussed it : ); but because our goal is to do right for the dogs with products that are well made, designed with dogs in mind and sold at a price that delivers value to our customers. When you purchase from FitPAWS, not only do you get great products, but you get a support team that is prepared to help you and your dog.