Treadmills have received a lot of popularity in the last few years in mainstream canine conditioning programs and rehabilitation. I see a lot of photos on social media of dogs of all ages walking, trotting, and running on treadmills.
But are treadmills all they're cracked up to be? What's the difference between conventional human treadmills and dog-specific treadmills? What exactly do underwater treadmills do that's different from dry treadmills?
This week I take a deeper dive on treadmills and conditioning - the good, the bad, and the ugly.
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!