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Why Dogs & Slippery Floors are Bad


4 Jul 2018

By: Sarah McFarlane CCRA, CMT

Category: Uncategorized

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Dogs & Slippery Floors – Why are they BAD and what problems occur?  In the last 10 years, it has become the norm for many of our beloved dogs to live indoors.  Whether on the couch for cuddles, sleeping in our beds, chewing on toys in the living room, or with their heads sniffing in the fridge every time it’s opened, our dogs are spending more time inside as part of the family. As a…

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Age Appropriate Dog Exercise Program


8 Jun 2018

By: Sarah McFarlane CCRA, CMT

Category: Cross Fit Programs

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Age Appropriate Exercise for Dogs Dogs, like people, need regular exercise to maintain ideal weight and mental wellbeing, resulting in happiness.  The appropriate level of activity for your dog should be considered at every stage. No matter what breed your dog is, whether purebred or mixed, a puppy, an adult, or a senior, all breeds need physical dog exercise program. Physical activity allows your dog to actively engage with other dogs, people, and its natural environment, teaching…

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Adult Dog Exercise Programs


8 Jun 2018

By: Sarah McFarlane CCRA, CMT

Category: Cross Fit Programs

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Dog Exercise

Adult dogs can now walk, run, jump, compete, swim, perform endurance training, chase, tug higher, twist, and turn.  Be mindful that the dog’s soft tissues are still maturing up until 3 years of age. Dogs need to be able to release the energy built up during the day, especially if they spend much of their time locked up, indoors or at home alone. Exercise is a vital means to release this energy while stimulating your…

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Senior Dog Exercise


7 Jun 2018

By: Sarah McFarlane CCRA, CMT

Category: Cross Fit Programs

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Senior Dog

It is important to keep exercising senior dogs to keep them mentally happy and physically healthy.  Sure, your older dog may not be able to run the 5 km it used to but that doesn’t mean you stop altogether.  Make some adjustments for your senior dog so they can still enjoy the benefits of exercise without causing discomfort or pain. As dogs get older, their hind limbs become weaker and they may have issues like…

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Age Appropriate Puppy Exercise


7 Jun 2018

By: Sarah McFarlane CCRA, CMT

Category: Cross Fit Programs

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Puppy Exercise

It is critical what we do with our baby dogs.  Puppy exercise is so important as young dogs undergo significant physical changes during the first 12-18 months of life before their growth plates close.  Some of us get a new puppy and immediately do everything possible with them, as we feel that is the best thing for them.  It is, up to a point.  We see new puppies running with bigger dogs and enduring body-slamming,…

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