Category Archives: Health

Walking Backwards

I love working with dogs and I have learned a lot from their owners.  Many of the dogs are sporting champions, which keeps me on my toes when designing a home exercise program for them AND their owners.  For example, … Continue reading

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Consistently Inconsistent

In dog sports we tend to focus on the orthopedic side of things.  We obtain information on structure, growth plate maturity, and OFA hip and elbow scores (I like Penn hips scores myself).  As we evolve as dog sport enthusiasts … Continue reading

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Wear and Tear

Last weekend I found the perfect cure for writer’s block.  It’s called walk six miles up a mountain at three o’clock in the morning wearing nothing but running shoes, running shorts, florescent green T-shirt, gloves, hat, flashlight, and a Portland-to-Coast … Continue reading

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Painfully Slow

Well, I just returned home from my latest brain vacation (BV).  For some a BV means taking a break from all things stressful, but for me it means letting my nerdy brain run free amongst the diagnostics, literature reviews, and … Continue reading

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Let the Games Begin

Well, I just spent the last three hours clearing a safe pathway for the annual Squirrel-O-Rama that happens in my backyard every year.  After three hours of weed pulling, rock picking, and brush cutting I have decided that in my … Continue reading

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A Tale of a Tail

I’ve been posing questions to many poodle people recently trying to understand the mystery of the poodle’s tail.  Well there isn’t really a mystery, per say, but the tide is turning a bit with the evolution of the long docked … Continue reading

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Is There Such a Thing As a Safe Game of Fetch?

Dogs playing fetch falls into one of those “stop holding your breath and just relax” categories of dog ownership for me.  Every time I saw a game of fetch I heard a mantra in my head similar to the one … Continue reading

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Annual Vaccinations

Tess and I have been enjoying the trials and tribulations of our weekly rally class.  Rally has been a pleasant surprise.  Our class consists of one lively 14 month old Norwich terrier, two Rottweiler teenagers, both rescues with very patient … Continue reading

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