We tend to concentrate on primary movers (big muscle groups of the rear legs and front legs), because we want a powerful and muscular dog, but often forget about this important link between front and rear – the core. The importance of the core is to provide efficient front and rear limb work. If this system (abdominals, lower back) is not efficient, the body is not going to respond to all of the high demands placed on it while our dogs are running, jumping, and turning.
Jana Gams, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner & founder of Dogs4motion
Over the years in my profession, I have worked with countless canine athletes on a daily basis.
With active participants in the Agility World Championship, European Open, FMBB, B.A.C.K., BCC, WAO, SAO and other big international events … You name it.
But not only have I worked with canine athletes as a rehab practitioner but also as a trainer myself. I have been an active trainer and competitor in several dog sports with my own dogs for the past 18 years!
All of this has helped me better understand their needs and just how much further you can take them if they are well mentally prepared and in excellent physical shape (and no, by physical shape I’m not only referring to stamina).
You will gain new knowledge that will set you apart from the competition, and your dog will thrive by having built the correct foundations.
Get started on your dogs today because I know you can take things to the next level!