Canine Cross Training: Building Balance, Strength and Endurance in Your Dog
Condition Your Dog to be a Top Canine Competitor!
What are the four conditioning components of top athletes? Most physical therapists agree that they include balance, strength, endurance, and flexibility. The same characteristics apply to canine athletes as well, and form the basis of this new book by Sasha Foster, co-author of the award-winning The Healthy Way to Stretch Your Dog. When the four conditioning components are executed in a systematic approach using the key exercise principles of frequency, intensity, and duration, you can train your dog to reach his fullest potential in whatever canine sport or activity you choose—and help keep him fitter and more injury-free over a longer period of time.
You will learn:
- How to test your dog to determine what level of exercise difficulty he should begin with when beginning a cross-training program
- The role of core stabilization and whole-body awareness exercise during balance training
- The use of positive training and shaping techniques to help your dog acclimate himself to the training equipment used in the various exercises
- Recommended conditioning programs for various types of activities ranging from dock-diving to agility to flyball to therapy dog work.