Crawl Tunnel – Part 2

Now that you have introduced your dog to the crawl behaviour and confirmed they have the confidence necessary to go underneath an object, let’s get to the exercise required for the CCF1 evaluation. We again will use the molding technique, using a prop to elicit the crawl behaviour as we did in Part 1.

The crawl tunnel astrengthens core, front and hind limgs and works the dog’s hip flexors too. A strong core protects the back, makes it less susceptibel to injury, increases stability, and improves a dog’s balance, posture and overall performance.

In the video I used a line of bar stools, which were an appropriate height for my dogs. Coffee tables may also work depending on the size of your dog, or you may be able to build a simple tunnel using some pvc pipe and towel over the top…be creative.