LESSON THREE: BALANCE AND STABILITY
Do you remember the last time you had to walk across a wet floor? Maybe coming indoors from a rain storm? It took some effort on your part to remain upright! The slick floor threw off your center of gravity and caused your body to compensate to regain balance. All your muscles had to engage in order for you to not fall. This type of balance and coordination is just as important for our puppies. They are not born with an innate awareness of each limb. They are often times uncoordinated and clumsy when walking or running. This is because the muscles and nerves haven’t yet begun to sync up and work together. By practicing movements that engage our puppy’s muscles and make nerual connections, we are helping them to build a body and brain connection that goes a long way in helping to prevent injury and creating a healthy body that lasts a lifetime.