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Working Dog Programme

Sports Conditioning the Canine athlete

Our strength and conditioning programmes are tailored for the needs of three categories of canine sports:

  • Sprint based sports such as Agility, Flyball and Hoopers.
  • EnduranceactivitiessuchasCanicross,Sleddog racing, Bikejor and Hiking.
  • Controlled sports such as Heelwork, Obedience and Rally

Each sport has specific conditioning needs that can include:

  • Balance,proprioception and body awareness
  • Cardiovascular fitness
  • Increased recruitment of either fast or slow twitch muscle fibers.
  • Strength and power in targeted muscle groups in relation to performance needs
  • Increase in muscle energy efficiency
  • Mental and physica lstamina

Our team can provide you with a bespoke programme for your individual dog’s needs.
This will include land-based activities using ground exercises and our indoor training equipment. We can also offer specific aquatic conditioning in our hydrotherapy pool and treadmill.