Do you have a fitness program for your dog? It’s not something that is just for canine athletes and dog sports! Every dog will benefit from conditioning exercises for their health, well-being and longevity. A fitness program is also a fun way for you and your dog to spend time together and easy to start.
In the episode you'll hear:
- Why fitness for dogs should include more than walks or chasing a ball or frisbee.
- How dogs can have an imbalance in their body leading to injury.
- The importance of your dog’s weight and getting a fitness check.
- Why soundness is different to fitness.
- About making sure that your dog has age-appropriate fitness exercises.
- The four areas I focus on with my dog’s fitness program.
- Why your dog’s strength, flexibility, balance, and proprioception are all important.
- The reason we need to build up our dog’s big muscles first.
- Why to introduce an unstable surface gradually to your dog’s fitness routine.
- What you can do today with a sit, down or stand for your dog’s fitness without any equipment.
- How you can join the canine fitness program that I am doing with the Susan20 discount code.
- YouTube Video: Susan Garrett’s Perch Work Dog Tricks (Pivots and Spins)
- Podcast Episode 85: Understanding Your Dog’s Sit: LWT
- Blog Video: How to Train Your Dog to Stand on Cue
- Join Carolyn McIntyre’s “From the Ground Up” online fitness program with the discount code:
- Watch this Episode of Shaped by Dog on YouTube
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