Podcast Guests: Bobbie Lyons
Bobbie Lyons is a Karen Pryor Certified Training Partner and has been teaching Fitness for 15 years. She was an agility competitor for many years and now dabbles in Flyball, Dock Diving, and Obedience. She has a wealth of knowledge obtained through observations working with thousands of dogs and handlers spread over a huge variety of canine sports. Bobbie has a keen eye for movement which helps her to design exercise specific to the needs of the dog and handler. She is part of the team that created the Certified Canine Fitness Trainer program that is now governed by the University of Tennessee. She had been teaching online classes since 2012. Her classes can be found on her website, Bobbie Lyons Canine Campus.
In this episode we discuss:
- When to incorporate fitness training (should we start early or wait until later?)
- The skills and behaviors we should prioritize with a puppy or young dog
- What kinds of exercises we should limit or avoid with a puppy
- The equipment we need to get started (not much!)
Bobbie’s Online Courses (Next enrollment is May 1, 2019)
This podcast is supported by: Zero to CD
Zero to CD is an online group mentorship program designed to provide support, structure, and accountability for people who are new to competition obedience and looking to earn their Novice level title AND to make competition obedience accessible to all dogs and handlers through force-free, positive reinforcement-based methods.