For agility enthusiasts wanting to reduce the risk of injuries & immediately improve the performance.

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And Omega Of Every Dog Sport Activity:


Discover how to properly warm up your canine athlete before every dog training session and competition, and cool down after.

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“This course is designed by Jana Gams, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, CCRP, Active Competitor in Agility and FCI Obedience and CEO of Dogs4motion, veterinary rehabilitation and sports medicine center.”


Human sprinters on 100 m thoroughly prepare and activate their muscles for more than an hour before they start.

And all they have to do is run straight for a world record of 9,58 seconds!

Now imagine an agility dog clearing a course of 22 obstacles after only a short walk to wee, and briefly playing with a toy!

Think about what kind of motions dogs do when running an agility course …



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In agility, the dog sprints, weaves, jumps, turns and twists, changes directions, accelerates and decelerates, and we simply cannot properly prepare the body for these high-power actions by only walking the dog.

The warm-up not only prepares the whole body system: nervous system, cardiovascular system, metabolism, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments, it also leads to an immediate improvement in performance, and helps reduce the risk of injury.

And when you have successfully finished your run or your training, don’t call it quits just yet! Not only it is very discouraging for the dog to be put away and ignored after a good job, a cool-down certainly serves to accelerate the recovery process, and helps the dog to relax and settle down.

By warming up your dog prior
to the activity you will:

There are many potential risks of injuries …

Such as slippery surfaces, explosive acceleration and abrupt deceleration forces, as well as possible equipment negotiations and late handler cues that arise when things don’t go as planned. Most often damaged areas include the shoulder region, toes, gastrocnemius and iliopsoas muscle.

By cooling down your dog after
the activity you will:


Emma Wrench – United Kingdom

This was something that myself and my dogs have been missing out on and I am sure that now I have completed this course my dog’s body will be so much more prepared when we get on the startline than ever before.

Anne Lenz – Germany
Agility World Champion and multiple AWC and European Open medalist, multiple German Champion

Must-know for each competitor! Such an important topic to prevent injuries and get the best possible performance of each agility dog!

Laura Ceccolini – Italy

After this video course I am more able and conscious how to prepare my dogs before and after every training and competition. I am happy to give them all the time and preparations they need in order to enjoy the sport together, with less possible injuries and the best performance!

Jane Elene Christensen – Denmark

I like that the exercises are clear and simple. It’s great to get things more into a system, knowing how much and when to do each exercise. Before I was always unsure about how to warm up and cool down when running multiple runs a day at a competition or a seminar. Now I have a plan as I now have an idea about how long the perfect warmup should last.

Karen Lawlor – United Kingdom

This is the best warm up/cool down resource I have come across. It gives a clear programme for both warming up, cooling down, and post event stretches. It goes into great detail and explains every move and its reason behind it. I would highly recommend.

Linda Barton – Canada

The tips are practical, well explained, and the videos provide close up detail on exactly how to perform the exercises. Since using this info, I notice better recovery in my dogs from training sessions, and I feel better too knowing I am doing my best for them!

This course is ideal for:

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Agility Novices

New to agility and want to do things right by your dog? Or is your dog the one that’s just starting out? You’ve come to the right place.

Agility Intermediates

You’ve got some agility experience and a whole lot of aspirations. Great, we hold the key!
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Agility Experts

You know your way around the field and hold many competitions under your belt but feel like your dog just isn’t shining as bright as they could be. Well, this is the way to take things to the next level!


You want to immediately improve your dog’s performance abilities by preparing the whole body system for the upcoming agility run.

You want to minimize the risk of injuries with your dog when running agility.

You want to encourage your dog’s mental preparation and focus.

You want to provide optimal recovery after activity.

You’re curious and want to learn more about how you can check your canine athlete at home on a regular basis, to get first insights into your dog’s body.

This is exactly why you should trust me:

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).

So, with all of that, here’s MY BIG PROMISE!

I promise you that I have gathered all my personal experience and knowledge in this course to help you discover how to properly warm up your canine athlete before every dog training session and competition, and cool down after. You’ll take their performance to new heights and reduce the risk for injuries at the same time.

You will gain new knowledge that will set you apart from the competition, and your dog will thrive by having built the correct foundations.

So far, I’ve been able to help far more than 3749+ participants (from 6 different continents all around the globe) that enrolled in one or more of our courses inside our Dogs4motion online Academy.

Get started on your dogs today because I know you can take things to the next level!

Jana Gams, DVM, CCRP

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Veterinary Faculty, University of Ljubljana)
  • CCRP – Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner
  • (University of Tennessee)
  • CEO of Dogs4motion, veterinary rehabilitation and sports medicine center
  • Active competitor on international levels and FCI Dog Training Instructor in Agility and FCI Obedience
  • 18 years of dog training and competition experience

5 star reviews of trainers and competitors

Sergio Rodriguez Soneira – Spain

Perfect routines! I think this routine is necessary for anybody who is doing sports with their dogs. It’s really necessary for preventing injuries, increase performance and for big results! Thanks so much for everything!

Krystyna Cisak – Poland

Clear, detailed, useful. I knew “something” about warming up and cooling down dogs, yet this course dives deeper and has finally made it very clear to me about how the proper warm up cool down routine should look like, with additional knowledge about stretching. Very cool.

Anja Bachem – Germany

Loved the course. Afterwards I feel like I have the knowledge how to warm up and cool down all specific parts of my dog’s body. Jana explains everything very detailld and I am really happy that I invested the time for my dog’s fitness and health.

Tomoko Nakaminami – Japan

I now know I can reduce the risk of injuries for my dogs by making sure I do the warm up/cool down correctly. That way they can run at their maximum performance. I’ve also noticed that letting them cool down after their workout helps them recover.

Mariya Makushina – USA

You must have this knowledge! Very useful and interesting information that everybody doing any kind of dog sports should know about!



Essential roots: learn about the why’s!

The science-based golden rules for successful warm up of your canine athlete.


Nuts and bolts: game plan for effective warm-up routine

Practical part with all exercises for a complete three-dimensional routine specific for agility dogs.


End of the line: cool-down, stretch & mobility

A gradual decrease in activity: stretching exercises to help decrease muscular tone.


Common questions: Q's and A’s

Answers to frequently asked questions, such as what to do if participating at multiple events per day, running multiple dogs together, how to adapt the routines in warm or cold weather, and so much more!


Lifetime access

Yes, you can access the whole course material forever. The exercises are beneficial throughout the entire lifetime of your dog. No starting date and no end date of the course. Workout with different dogs whenever you want.


User-friendly & accessible on any device

Complete, step-by-step, ready-to-use, balanced, well-structured and easy-to-understand course.



BONUS 1: How to check your canine athlete

Learn how to check your canine athlete at home on a regular basis, to get first insights into your dog’s body and detect any areas of discomfort, before they turn into visible compensatory issues.

Working with canine athletes on a daily basis, not only with my own dogs, but also during my work in canine rehabilitation and physical therapy, has taught me that you, the owner, play the most important role in recognizing potential discomforts in your dog’s body early on.

This is why this step-by-step guide on how to check the range of motion of your dog at home will allow you to seek the help of ortho or physio professional if/when needed in a timely manner, and therefore tremendously contribute to your dog’s physical wellbeing and performing abilities in the long-term.


BONUS 2: Downloadable Handouts (PDFs)

Warm up & Cool down handouts for you to download, print out, and take with you to training or competition - so you never forget what to do!


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✔ Easy to use
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This course is the product of science-based veterinary and canine sport medicinal knowledge, published research, personal experience from the work in canine rehabilitation, as well as personal training experience.


  • Introduction to Warming up
  • Before we begin…
  • Game Plan for effective Warm-up Routine
  • Cool Down, Stretch & Mobility
  • Learn how to Check your canine athlete!
  • All answers to frequently asked questions
  • Collect your Handouts
  • More resources for you
  • Before you go…

Genie & Brie's 30-day Money Back Guarantee

I am so confident in this Agility specific Warm-up / Cool-down Routine that I’m willing to “put my money where my mouth is” and back your purchase up with a 100 % money-back guarantee. If you don’t feel that this course is right for you, I’ll refund every cent you paid – no questions asked.


Trainers and competitors
recommend this course

Lea Komat – Slovenia

Agility competitor and instructor, member of Slovenian national team since 2016

We hear so much about importance of warm up and cool down prior to any activity we do with our dogs. I always try my best with warm up and cool down but I also worry that my warm up routine doesn’t include all necessary exercises that help engage specific muscles. Thanks to Jana’s course I know exactly what has been missing in my routine and now I can include it and help my dogs be even better prepared for running agility. Thank you Jana and Dogs4motion!

Simone Ullrich Pansi – Austria
Owner of Agilityhalle Berghausen

I liked the videos very much and will for sure adjust my warming up/cooling down of my dogs to your recommendations.

Nina Gregl – Croatia
Croatian Agility Team Member

I have already learned so much from some workshops and lectures by Jana, but the videos helped so much to really put everything into perspective and to develop a real to do list for each and every warm up (and of course cool down and stretching) I do with my dogs!

Stretching explanations are super clear and I really liked how I could watch it over and over again while working on my dogs to be sure I am doing it right. What I love also about the warm-up exercises is how they make me teach my dogs to calm down and relax in a high excitement environment – it had huge positive effects on both our relationship and mental concentration.

Eva Lacnakova – Czeck Republik
Multiple team member AWC, EO, bronze medal in small teams AWC 2019

An absolute must-know for every handler and responsible dog owner! Great and nicely structured content, perfect explanations and useful tips from real life!

Lisa Frick – Austria
International dog trainer and handler – 4 times world champion, vice European champion

This video is a perfect guidance for a proper warm-up and cool-down routine. Finally, I have a great plan to warm up my dogs and know exactly what to take care of before and after each run in training or competition!

Katarina Podlipnik Capuder – Slovenia
Dog trainer, founder of FUNtastic dog training, multiple AWC and EO medalist

I love the warm up and cool down videos and all the amazing details those videos include! Not only because they teach you how to properly prepare the dog for activity and help you to prevent injuries, but also because they give you a wider insights about why this is important, how to do it correctly, what to be careful about and also show the importance of not only warming up / cooling downs itself, but also all the bonding and mental preparation that happens during those activities. Full package. 😀

Naarah Cuddy – Great Britain
Agility World Championship member in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019. Founder of Into Shape Agility

Easy to follow, indepth warm up / cool down explanations! I feel so strongly about this topic so its great to have a professional that also competes in many dog sports like Jana here to educate us!

I personally use these methods of warm up & cool down with my own dogs, investing our next run and the longevity of our sports career together. 🙂


»My dogs now always stay in shape and compete on the highest level injury free!«
Maruša Podjed, Slovenia

Veterinarian, Agility World Championship member and multiple medalist with 3 different dogs, member of European Open since 2012, European Open Champion individual & team in 2018, AWC and EO Vice-champion​

»Good overview of the importance and techniques of warm up and cool down. I got some great ideas to add for my warm-up routine. Thanks!«
Tiiu Toijala, Finland

DVM, CCRT, resident ACVSMR (American college of veterinary sports medicine and rehabilitation)

»Would recommend to every sport dog owner. A complete and clear course on how to properly warm up and cool down a dog before agility training or competition, which is very important for dog’s health and performance.«
Lucie Flageollete, France

DVM and active competitor in agility

»Very helpful, easy and clear: what to do, how to do and what to avoid: a perfect routine.«
Debora Severo Italia, France

Physiotherapist and osteopath


Warming up and cooling down contribute to prevent sport related injuries.

Essential Facts of Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine in Companion Animals (Bockstahler et al, 2019)

41,7% of dogs competing in agility develop an injury that keeps them from participating in agility for > 1 week.

Internet-based survey of the frequency and types of orthopedic conditions and injuries experienced by dogs competing in agility (Markley et al, 2021)

Warming up prior to exercise improves performance, flexibility and proprioception.

Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (Zink et al, 2018)

Have a question?

You will receive the exact protocol you can use with your dog.
You will discover how to make this routine your own and adapt it to your dog’s needs if you feel it could benefit them.
The warm-up routine will take you approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.
This will give you the freedom to prepare your dog’s cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems for the upcoming activity.
The precise timing of the routine also depends on external factors:
  • Is the weather warm or cold?
  • What kind of mood is your dog in?
  • Do you have any exercise preferences?
For example:
A dog who does not have a lot of mental stamina, and is unable to hold their focus for longer periods of time, might find it difficult to concentrate for 20 minutes straight.
This might lead to a drop in motivation.
In such cases, you can adapt the warm-up routine by adding in some breaks.
Doing so will help keep your dog’s motivation high.
You should also adapt the routine if the weather is warm and you need to keep your dog’s heat levels low.
We will discuss all these adaptations in further detail inside the course.
You can do a majority of the warm-up exercises by having your dog on a leash.
Thus you can perform them in a small (square meter or two) area next to the training/ competition venue.
Under ideal circumstances, it is best that you find a larger area/open space where you can perform some of the final sport-specific fast-motion exercises. Such as sprints, for example.
I understand that sometimes you cannot find enough space to complete those final sport-specific exercises. Or you cannot find an area with a big enough non-slippery surface …
Do not worry, we discuss exactly how you can adapt your warm-up exercises in such cases.
For the cool-down routine though, you can do everything by having your dog on a leash.
Under ideal circumstances, you shouldn’t use the exact same routine. You should adapt your warm-up routine to the needs of different dog sports.
The more physically demanding the upcoming activity is the longer the warm-up routine needs to beA proper warm-up should include exercises that mimic the motions which will happen during the activity later on.
The warm-up routine also mentally prepares you and your dog. You should have your own unique warm-up routine to meet the specific physical needs of each dog sport.
This way you will also provide the best mental stimulation for the upcoming activity.
If your dog participates in dogfrisbee, flyball, or any other explosive type of sport, you can still join the course and learn all about warming up and cooling down your dog!
This knowledge will also enable you to change the presented routine to fit the needs of your own dog sport.
If your dog participates in Obedience though, you can take a look at our Warm-up / Cool-down routine for Obedience.

No, all you need is a dog, some yummy treats, and a toy if your dog loves to play. All the exercises can be done without any equipment at all!

If you didn't warm up and cool down your dog so far, or if you are still questioning yourself whether your routine is fully appropriate or not yet, this is the right time for you to get some guidance. This is the exact routine I follow with my own dogs as well, to keep them optimally prepared.

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