My puppy is having a problem finding his hind feet. It was funny for a while, but it has become a problem as he is getting bigger...breed Chow Chow. I, so far, have been able to teach him to get his front paws on the pods, and we are working on the back ones. I like the FitPAWS line of products very much.
These fitpaw pods are good quality. They are weighty and have a non-slip bottom. They are used to improve core strength and posture. Start with one and add more as your dog becomes comfortable with placing full weight on each pod. This requires time and patience, but have lots of treats handy for interactive fun.
Much easier to haul around for Stack training with young Springer spaniels.
We bought these too soon, and struggled to teach our young dog how to use his 4 paws independently. when we took a step back and used larger targets to begin with front and rear end, then these were a perfect transition for him! They’re very sturdy, well made, and a great size for our 56lb golden. Even with a mat in place, they get kicked around quite a bit by our enthusiastic fellow, so two people make it simpler to train.
My dog loves these pods! We are able to learn and have fun. Keeps the brain active and helps build problem solving skills. Also great for fitness
I love these pods. However, I don't love that they slide all around and cannot be affixed to anything. I know other dog handlers who have attached velcro to the bottom of these and then velcroed them to a yoga mat or something similar to keep them in place. I'm planning on doing this as well, but wouldn't it be great if they came with something like this to begin with?
I’ve wanted these forever and finally splurged. They are somewhat handy for just general training but they definitely slide, which is really off putting for a dog learning to to balance on them. I bought them intending to use them to help teach my dogs to stack but it ended it setting me back because they became very hesitant once they realized their feet would just slide out from under them.