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Agility Nationals 2018


8 Apr 2018

By: Sarah McFarlane CCRA, CMT

Category: Uncategorized

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On Tuesday 10th April 2018 the Agility Nationals will commence and run for six days.  I am very excited about spending almost an entire week with these highly trained agility athletes.  The extensive training regime and countless hours of dedication and practice culminates in this important annual event. It’s exciting for spectators too, watching dogs negotiate serpentine manoeuvres, challenging and tighter courses, faster dogs, expert handlers, all whilst pulling it off in under 60 seconds….

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Dog Massage Workshop


26 Mar 2018

By: Sarah McFarlane CCRA, CMT

Category: Workshops

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     At a recent Dog Massage Workshop, which was a sold-out event held by Chews Australia and presented by Canine Balance on Sunday 18th March, 20 participants learned the importance of assessing and treating with dog massage.  We had 9 dogs, of a good mix of breeds, to work with and learn from during the workshop. The Dog Massage Workshop Covered: • The benefits of Massage • Canine Anatomy • Why muscles injure • Working safely with Dog…

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Help Dog Limping


5 Mar 2018

By: Sarah McFarlane CCRA, CMT

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There are many causes for a dog limping, but what we do about it is most important.  Over the past few weeks this has become increasingly apparent to me as a dog therapist, in around 1 in every 3 patients I have seen.  Whether working at dog sports events or seeing household pets that have had occasional limping, the common finding is that when a dog becomes lame we do not rest it enough! Firstly, when…

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Dr Chris Zink Melbourne 2017


19 Oct 2017

By: Sarah McFarlane CCRA, CMT

Category: Workshops

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Canine Balance proudly sponsors Coaching the Canine Athlete Seminar By Dr Chris Zink DVM PhD DACVP DACVSMR CCRT CVSMT CVA.       Coaching the Canine Athlete© seminars provide information on how the canine body works, and what you can do to improve performance and keep your dog healthy and injury-free. The seminar is geared towards those interested in any or all performance sports including agility, flyball, dancing with dogs, obedience, etc The seminars are…

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Conditioning Programs Vs Cross Fit Training Exercises


20 Jul 2017

By: Sarah McFarlane CCRA, CMT

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At the moment there is a great enthusiasm with Canine Conditioning Programs.  Conditioning programs should not be initiated lightly. A dog’s body must be healthy enough to handle the stresses of the exercises.  Improper use of equipment such as fit discs and peanuts can place a dog at risk of injury while ONLY targeting strength and balance. Safe implementation of balance exercises requires healthy ears, eyes and nerves.  Initiation of strength exercises demands healthy joints,…

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