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Preparedness and the ability to perform functional movements is critical to the animal athlete. So is proper recovery. Preparing the dog for a sport will produce better results and lessen the overall rate of injury and strain on its body. This keeps the animal performing at peak capacity, lessening any down time due to over training, under training or injury.
Massage works hand -in-hand with fitness. The results of massage include reduction of pain and stiffness. Massage also increases blood flow, lowers blood pressure, and increases cardiovascular health. One of the biggest benefits of canine massage is the increase of range of motion, allowing your dog to move more smoothly and efficiently.
The canine fitness portion of the seminar will teach proper techniques to exercise your dog for maximum fitness and performance. The focus is on proper canine exercise form, technique and behavior for optimum performance and injury prevention using science-based training methods and canine specific conditioning equipment.
The massage portion of the seminar will teach proper massage techniques. Focus will be on massage strokes and proper pressure. We will cover techniques for properly warming up your dog and cooling them down before and after activities. We will also learn how to check the dog’s range of motion and learn why this is important.