Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sweden - the land of carrots and apples
Because it can help to know; What you want isn't exactly to work the topline, itshould be relaxed, but to work the underside and hindquarters and let them stretch out the topline and keep the spie straightinstead of hollow :)
Knowing what to aim for more precisely can be useful.
To work on this I suggest first of all teach him to move front and hind independently; as in turning around his front or hindquarter, in balance and without just making a small circle but just move the front (if you're turning around the hindquarters) and so on. I'm not sure I'm making much sence..
Anyway, when/if that works, making figure 8 or S helps a lot since that means stepping under himself and balance.
Always keep your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.