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Jumping into Canine Sports

Jun, 24

Canine sports and rehabilitation medicine growing by leaps and bounds An astonishing number of physical therapy options are available at every level for the spectrum of human athletes who come to need rehabilitation, from recreational runners to Olympic athletes. But what about canine athletes with sports injuries and other dogs with conditions that could benefit from rehabilitation? Where do they...

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Agility Training For Dogs: The Ultimate Beginners Guide

Jun, 19

Watching the clever Border Collie, Tex, win the 2015 Westminster Dog Agility Contest or the whip-quick retriever, Joy, earn the large dog agility prize at the Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge is enough to get your tail wagging, even if you don’t have a dog. The speed and discipline these canine competitors exhibit is inspirational. So, it’s no surprise...

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Easy Exercises for Canine Conditioning

Jun, 05

Just like us, dogs can benefit from a stretching and strengthening program. It can build and maintain muscle mass, improve body awareness and balance, and provide a physical and mental workout. Canine athletes definitely gain an advantage from this type of conditioning, but senior dogs also need to stay limber. Couch potatoes and bored dogs can reap rewards too, because the...

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Muscle Actions of Canine Locomotion

May, 30

Dogs have a great capacity for assisting their human counterparts in their daily lives and are very excited and willing to perform these tasks. This assistance can be in many forms, which include, but are not limited to, physical assistance dogs, guide dogs, detection dogs, military and police dogs, search and rescue dogs and hunting dogs.  In the human world, there...

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Neurodynamic Techniques and Jumping Performance

May, 25

I found a fascinating article that I think could be of relevance to our sporting dogs.  I’m just going to put the abstract up here to start. --------------------- The immediate effect of neurodynamic techniques on jumping performance: A randomised double-blind study Aksoy, Cihan C. | Kurt, Vedat | Okur, İsmail | Taspınar, Ferruh | Taspinar, Betül Journal of Back and...

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