About this series
Our bi-weekly Live Webinars series available to all BK-9 Tribe Members. We discuss various topics pertaining to fitness and conditioning , health, sport and have Q & A Sessions.
Structure and Movement of your dog are important when understanding and observing:
Tonight's webinar is about your dog's Gait and Structure - Why is it important and how does it influence the performance of your dog.
Tonight we discuss your dog's gait and how to look at your dog when analysing the various gaits i.e. movements at various speeds. It is important to know what your dog's normal is. A working dog should be comfortable with all gaits as these are all required when performing in a sport or working.
We look at how the structure of the shoulder helps us consider the type of conditioning exercises we need to look at. We also touch on some of the precautions we need to consider when practising our sports training.
Before embarking on a Fitness and Conditioning Program or any Sports Training, it is important to know the common signs of a pending injury and the considerations that you must take when dealing with dogs of different ages.
Understanding your dog's "normal" is important especially when it is important for you to understand and spot signs of potential pain and injury in your sporting dog.
What you should consider in your warm-ups and cool-downs
When drawing up a balanced training program, what are the types of exercises you should consider and include? When looking at various exercises, always refer back to the sport your dog is doing.
We look and the difference between endurance and stamina. We also look at how to train for various types of endurance/stamina and how these impact various canine sports.
Considerations to take into account when drawing up a fitness and conditioning plan for puppies.
We look at joint considerations in a growing puppy and how to it applies to the development of bone, joint and soft tissue development.
Considerations to take into account when approaching fitness and conditioning training as well as engaging in sports/
Looking at the various exercises that you can include in your conditioning program including why you would do them, how you would perform them.