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Fun for dogs of all ages and their owners

Puppies - Starting at a low level to increase confidence

Adult pet dogs - Great fun, build confidence

Performance / Sports dogs - Agility, flyball, gundog training, etc

Elderly dogs - Increase balance, flexibility

 

Benefits to Exercise:

  • Improves balance & proprioception

  • Improves flexibility and endurance

  • Strengthens and conditions muscles, bones & tendons

  • Mental and physical stimulation

  • Builds confidence

  • Helps with behavioural problems

  • Increases body awareness

  • Prevents injury

  • Slows down ageing

 

Key points to remember:

  • Do a warm up before and cool down after exercise to prevent injury

  • Use rewarding treats, but remember to reward the chosen behaviour as soon as it happens

  • Exercises should be carried out using the correct form

  • Know your dog's body language when tired, stressed or lame

  • Have fun with your dog!

 

Important information before participating in exercise:

Before starting any exercise program, your dog should be checked by the vet to rule out any injury, including hip displaysia. Please consult with the vet, physiotherapist or rehabilitation professional first to prevent further injury to undiagnosed problem.

 

Interesting further reading:

Exercise as a means to strengthen the human-canine bond

 

Using exercise to stay cognitively fit into the golden years

 

Can exercise really make your dog smarter?

 

FitPAWS and Camddwr Canine, Ltd at Crufts in March 2017

 

 

Balance, Strength, Flexibility, Cardio and Mental exercises.

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