Conditioning the Dog

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Canine Conditioning

Conditioning your dog has become a bit of a hot topic within the canicross community. People using methods that others claim are ‘old and outdated’ with others claiming that they clearly work because the results say as much. We are very keen to see fit, healthy dogs when we go to events.

Big thank you to Petra Broadbelt, registered Canine Hydrotherapist (Exeter Canine Hydrotherapy), Certified Canine Fitness Trainer (CCFT) & FitPaws Master Trainer for this article.

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Cavaletti Work

Cavaletti work can burn off mental and physical energy! You don't have to have lots of space to do these exercises. Cavaletti work strengthens muscles, challenges the brain and can help build the bond between you and your dog. So what are you waiting for? Lets talk about how pole work can help your dog!...

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Canine Conditioning

Conditioning your dog has become a bit of a hot topic within the canicross community. People using methods that others claim are ‘old and outdated’ with others claiming that they clearly work because the results say as much. We are very keen to see fit, healthy dogs when we go to events. How to get...

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Conditioning – Paw Placement

There are many reasons why it is beneficial to do extra training to help condition our dogs. The more conditioning work you do, the more your dog learns how to use their body and it lessens the risk of injury. So why does my dog need to learn where their feet are? Surely they know!...

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Dogs Gaits

Do you know what your dogs normal gait is? Do you know how to know what normal is? Do you know how to look at your dogs gait and see if there is anything wrong? The video we have below has a really good way for you to look at your dogs gait and work...

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Hydrotherapy

What is Hydrotherapy? Hydrotherapy is the therapeutic use of water, and the physical properties of water, alongside controlled exercise and rehabilitation techniques to help treat a wide range of physical conditions, or to enhance the general health, fitness and mental wellbeing of your dog. We see options of going in the pool or on a...

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Puppy Growth/Injury

We hear a lot about when you can or can't do something with your puppy, how the best way to exercise is them, about how we shouldn't exercise them and the 5 minutes per month of age theory. It is really difficult to separate the fact and fiction when it comes to what is actually...

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