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THINK BEFORE YOU THROW

Jan, 20

Repetitive ball throwing: facts and alternatives Not sure what might be bad about repetitive ball throwing? Read and learn some more appropriate ways of exercising and bonding with your dog. “A tired dog is a good dog” - perhaps, but we are really happy that more and more dog owners are becoming aware of a potentially bad outcome from repetitively...

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DO MORE FROM HOME-Lockdown Edition: Class Starts January 15!

Jan, 05

Is there a light at the end of the tunnel for COVID?  I think I see it but while we're still stuck at home, let's get ready together with Carolyn McIntyre's Conditioning Course-Lockdown Edition! COVID may soon be just a memory, so let's make the most of our lockdown time with some circuit training.  This fun fitness course yields noticeable results!  Get your dog fit and conditioned now and be...

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The Role of Equipment in Conditioning

Dec, 28

When talking to a friend recently, I made the comment that my average client has minimal training experience, so in many cases I need to rely on simple exercises with specialized equipment instead of specialized exercises with simple equipment to get the results I want. This caused me to think about the role that equipment plays in conditioning, especially considering...

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Know-How for Dog Fitness: Understanding Weight Distribution Is the Key

Nov, 05

If you are already doing fitness exercises, or are interested in starting them with your dog, you need to understand the dog’s neutral position, weight distribution, and what is happening during specific actions, activities or sports performances - how and why something as simple as the direction your dog is looking in can affect your dog’s body, AND how to use...

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Progressing your Conditioning Exercises like a Pro!

Nov, 04

Do you know how to progress your dog's exercises? As muscles become accustomed to the demand of a work out, you’ll need to introduce new challenges to make the muscles work harder - this is known as progressive overload. By increasing the challenge to your dog's exercises you not only introduce variety to the workout but you also proof the...

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