Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Detroit, Michigan
I was actually just screwin around with bowing, but I wasn't sure what to call it. I was actually trying to stretch him a little FIRST, as in moving his head as far as he wanted, to get him used to the idea of bending down, if that makes any sense. But, we had worked on this for so long, about 20 min or so, that I didn't want to push much further than that. I just wanted him to get used to flexing this way and not just his side flexing, ya know? We do side to side all the time, it has been part of our regular work out for the last month since we've been trapped inside due to pooh weather.
And there WAS one that he did, completely cool, on one knee ALMOST like above, it was A-one perfect(to me) but my boyfriend sucks at taking pictures so all he got was my reaction after it happened. I'll post it if you want, but I just look like an idiot!
Ok, head to the side. No more than 15 min a couple times a week. And I got it about kneeling on the one side and stretching the other leg completely. The LAST thing I want to do is hurt him or strain him!
I definitely went wrong starting him on the left side, as I practiced keeping his left leg up and then lowering his body by stretching back wards, right foot out, but as you see, he started doing it totally opposite, so I must work with what he is comfy with.
Thanks you guys for all the wonderful advice, I truly appreciate it.
In all honesty, I posted this because, once again, he surprised me with his aptitude and cooperation, which is why I didn't want to keep pushing him THAT night, and I was and am just so proud of him for having patience with me and being such a good boy.
Well, I suppose since he has gone this far with me, getting an actual right and normal bow out of him shouldn't be a problem.
Thanks again you guys! I don't know what I would do without HF sometimes!!!!
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