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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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Conditioning Programs Vs Cross Fit Training Exercises


20 Jul 2017

By: Sarah McFarlane CCRA, CMT

Category: Cross Fit Programs

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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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