You have probably heard that humans need to stretch for good health. So do dogs. Now you can learn how to safely and effectively stretch your dog to prevent injuries, maintain joint integrity, and improve you dog’s fitness whether he is an elite canine athlete or a lap dog. Research on human athletes is changing what we know about stretching. For example, it is now recognized that aggressive stretching should only take place after muscles are warmed up and shortened from exertion. Authors Sasha and Ashley Foster have applied this latest research to dogs—many of whom compete in vigorous canine sporting events—so that you can learn how to safely and effectively stretch your dog to prevent injuries, maintain joint integrity, and improve you dog’s fitness whether he is an elite canine athlete or a lap dog
Over 300 photos and diagrams demonstrate how to safely and effectively stretch each major muscle group. Teaches correct hand placement for joint stabilization and how to maintain good form. Stretching routines are presented for both large and small dogs, older dogs, and those that are involved in a variety of dog sports.
- Chapter 1- Canine Anatomy
- Chapter 2- Why Stretch?
- Chapter 3- Dog Behavior During Stretching
- Chapter 4- The Set-Up
- Chapter 5- Forelimb Stretches
- Chapter 6- Hind Limb Stretches
- Chapter 7- Neck and Back Stretches
- Chapter 8- Maintenance Stretching Routines
- Chapter 9- Special Activity Stretching Routines
- Veterinarian Stretch Screening Form
Sasha Foster, MSPT and Ashley Foster, CPDT, 2009, 218 pages, eBook.
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