Instructor: Melissa Chandler
Parkour, also known as “urban agility” is a great sport to boost confidence, build strength and strengthen your relationship. Parkour is a challenging, but fun activity to do with your dog. It includes, jumping, climbing, and balancing. All dogs can participate in some form of Parkour. Once you start Parkour, you will look at the world completely different. You will always be on the lookout for places to play with your dog.
It is fun to look at the environment and find all the new ways to participate in Parkour. You can use trees, benches, walls, logs, playground equipment, picnic tables, boat docks, stairs, the list is only limited by your imagination. Inside can include laundry baskets, exercise balls, scaffolding, carts, stairs and boards. Parkour should be done in a safe manner, evaluating all obstacles and surfaces before ever asking your dog to interact.
The sky truly is the limit when it comes to Parkour!
This class will provide video instruction on how to teach the different obstacles under International Dog Parkour rules. Videos will include the founders and students of IDPKA, including my 2 dogs, members of the Dog Parkour training page, and videos from the IDPKA workshops. You can visit the website at http://www.dogparkour.org/
Here is a video from our very first Parkour Class: