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Stable vs. Unstable Surfaces in Dog Fitness - Is It As Beneficial As It Is Fancy-Looking?

Jul, 13

Stable vs. unstable surfaces in dog fitness - is it as beneficial as it is fancy-looking? Who doesn't love to watch all those cool workouts performed on various unstable surfaces? But, is it as beneficial as it is fancy-looking?  Again, we like to look at some facts first.   Working out on UNSTABLE equipment Primarily engages core and postural muscles...

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Why the Tail Is Important for the Active Dog

May, 06

The Amazing Tail Those who love them all agree: Dogs are amazing animals. Not only are they capable of adapting to life with people, they have skills and abilities that are inconceivable to humans. From their fantastically sensitive noses to their keen intelligence, dogs find ways to thrill and stagger the imagination. Dogs' physical capabilities are one of the many...

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Why is Knowing if Your Dog is a Lefty or a Righty Important for Sport?

May, 04

Have you ever noticed your dog preferring one side over another? It may come as a surprise but just like people dogs also have a left/right preference. A dog's brain is similarly organized like a human brain, meaning that the two hemispheres of the brain also have areas of specialization which can determine "handedness" or "laterality".  In dog sport and canine physio...

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Osteopathy to Improve Mobility After Routine Surgeries

May, 02

Learn why osteopathy alleviates pain, restores freedom of movement and enhances the body’s innate healing abilities after routine surgeries. Osteopathy is a system of medicine based on manual manipulation. It alleviates pain, restores freedom of movement and enhances the body’s innate healing abilities. Though people often assume osteopathy is similar to chiropractic, it’s actually a whole body approach that considers...

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What Is the Fascia and How Does It Affect My Dog?

Apr, 14

What if I told you there was a complex system in your dog's body that can greatly affect their posture, mobility, emotional well-being, and performance? The fascia is quite simply the tissue that holds you together! Injury and pain to one part of the fascia can have profound effects on the rest of the body. Knowing the role the fascia...

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