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Little Leg Dogs

Lesson Contents: Long Backs? Or Little Legs? Little Leg Genetics What is a “Dwarf” Dog? Structural Function Role of Targeted Exercise   Long Backs?  Or Little Legs? Dogs with short legs are often referred to as “long-backed” dogs, but it’s not actually that their backs are any longer… rather they have shortened limbs that give…

Basic Exercise Principles

Understanding and applying these basic exercise principles is essential for designing safe and effective canine fitness routines.  Applying these principles ensures that your dog's workout regime is aligned with their abilities, preferences, and goals.

Importance of Fitness for Senior Dogs

Fitness plays a crucial role in improving the lives of senior dogs, helping to maintain their strength, flexibility, balance, and overall health. Regular exercise can help senior dogs maintain muscle mass, bone density, and joint flexibility, reducing their risk of injuries and age-related conditions while promoting healthy aging. Fitness can also play a crucial role in improving a senior dog’s mental well-being and cognitive function.

Planes of Movement

We live in a three-dimensional world therefore a well designed exercise program should be correctly balanced in all 3 anatomical planes of movement in order to reduce the risk of injuries and improve performance.

Benefits of Canine Fitness

"Can't I just walk my dog?" ...

Cool Downs for Dog Sports

Cool Downs for Dog Sports including Agility, Flyball, Disc Dog, Dock Diving, Obedience, Freestyle, IGP/Schutzhund, Racing/Lure Coursing, Canicross, Bikejoring, Mushing, Weightpull, Treibball, Swimming, Hiking, and other higher intensity activities!

Warm Ups for Dog Sports

Warm Ups for Dog Sports including Agility, Flyball, Disc Dog, Dock Diving, Obedience, Freestyle, IGP/Schutzhund, Racing/Lure Coursing, Canicross, Bikejoring, Mushing, Weightpull, Treibball, Swimming, Hiking, and other higher intensity activities!