As course designs and handling techniques have evolved in the sport of agility, so too have the demands placed on our dogs. Fast, accurate weave pole performance is what we all strive for, but we need to be aware as to how our dog's individual strengths and limitations affect their performance.
What if I told you there were a couple of simple tests you could perform on your dog to know if they weren’t balanced and that an injury may be brewing? Read this week's blog to find out more!
If your dog has suffered an injury you’ve probably wondered how soon you can return to normal activity or get back into the show ring. The answer to that question is not always straightforward or easy because each injury and every dog is unique. Returning too soon can risk re-injury or lead to the development of a chronic issue requiring a longer recovery time or preventing your dog from a full recovery. Waiting too long can result in loss of muscle and de-conditioning. If you're worried about the return to sport or concerned about re-injury then it may be time to review your rehabilitation plan.