Response5 - Step 4

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Step 4 reviews the previous 3 steps and then goes just a bit deeper into Response5.


Getting Started: Tips & Interesting Facts About Step 4

Step 4  can feel like it isn't doing anything, trust, it's doing a lot! Remember: do the left side then the right side. Your body position for Step 4 ( like all of the Steps ) needs to feel comfortable to you. I often sit behind the dog rather then on the side of the dog to do Step 4. It just feels better for my body!
  • Watch all three Step 4 videos.
  • Explore the slides for further learning.
  • Play - When you are comfortable and ready to practice with your dog go ahead and play! Remember to be unrushed, take your time when landmarking, be light with your touch, and be aware and respectful of your dogs response.

Response5 NEVER replaces Veterinary Care.


Why We Go Here Next & What Effects It Has...

Step 1 turns on the "computer" and opens up the whole body to receive healing. It also addresses the hind end. 

Step 2 further opens the front end of the body. 

Step 3 supports the mid-back and all the internal organs. 

Step 4 supports the hind legs and addresses:

  • The hip.
  • Knee.
  • Hock (ankle).
  • & Bladder.

Step 4 uses the hand technique of The Wave.

Step 4 Slides


Step 4 Videos


Video 1 (More Info)

In this first video you will see:

  • Landmark review of Steps 1-2-3.
  • Landmarking Step 4.
  • New hand movement, "The Wave".
  • On model dog.
  • On pillow.

BONUS TIP: Step 4 targets a very specific small triangular muscle called the Tensor Fascia Latae. GOOGLE IT!


Video 2 (More Info)

In this second video you will see:

  • Landmarking Step 4 on dog.
  • Step 4 completed on dog.

BONUS TIP: Response5 Protocol: We like to begin on the left side of the dog as the body is more receptive and open to taking in information.


Video 3 (More Info)

In this third (no audio) video you will see:

  •  Step 4 set in slow motion.

BONUS TIP: By targeting this small muscle we have access to adjoining muscles, which support the hip, knee and hock (ankle). 

Step 4 may feel like it's not doing much, but it's doing a lot to support the hind end!


Muscle Anatomy Bonus:

Step 4 aims to roll across a small triangular muscle called the Tensor Fascia Latae

It's an outer leg muscle.

It assists in the bending of the hip, and straightening of the knee, supporting the knee (stifle)


Step 4 Material Complete

ALLOW A ONE-TWO MINUTE BREAK BEFORE YOU BEGIN STEP 5. THIS BREAK IS IMPORTANT! IT ALLOWS THE BODY TO PROCESS.

Begin Step 5 Back To Student Dashboard


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