Warm up

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I often get asked, “is it really necessary to warm up my dog before starting class?”. The answer is always, yes! In fact, you should be prepared to warm up and cool down your dog each time you work him out. A warm up does multiple things: Improves flexibility Increases blood flow to the musclesIncreases the …

Canine Plyometrics

All dogs jump. It’s a natural seemingly effortless motion for dogs. Many dog sports ask the dog to jump frequently. Jumping style as well as fitness is important to maintaining your dog’s soundness. My main reason for becoming a certified canine fitness trainer was to focus on injury prevention. After living through some dog sports …