Is there something you just hate to train even though it’s a necessary skill? For me, it’s the back up. Whenever I have to train it, I really have to dig down and find the motivation to do so. For me, training the backup is not an inherently exciting activity and that’s okay! Not everything we’ll do in life will be fun or exciting and sometimes we’ll have to find other ways to stay motivated on achieving these goals.
In today’s blog we’ll take a look at my top four tips to staying motivated and focussed on achieving our training and conditioning goals.
If I asked you to list all the dog sports you could think of would you include conformation in your list? If you didn't ask yourself why? It may come as a surprise but conformation dogs are athletes in their own right and have unique physical and mental demands placed on them to do their sport well.
In my next edition of sport breakdown I take a look at the sport of conformation and review the physical demands asked of our conformation dogs and how conditioning can have a part in helping your canine athlete succeed in the ring.
Have you noticed a funny little hitch in your dog’s movement or temporary or occasional lameness? Intermittent lameness can have many reasons for occurring but one of the most common cause of lameness is a condition known as luxating patella.
This condition can grow to be quite painful for your dog and puts them at greater risk of a CCL injury or developing arthritis later in life. While this is a lifelong condition there is much owners can do to manage luxating patella and help reduce their risk of further injury.
In this week's blog, we'll take a closer look at what luxating patella is, how to identify it, the common treatments for the condition, and how early intervention can slow the progression of the condition and reduce injury.