Tag Archives: Agility

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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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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Weaving in Style

I have to admit when I first started teaching my dog, Tess the weaves for agility she was seven years old and I rejoiced if she understood what I wanted her do with that field of PVC.  I used the … Continue reading

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Apples and Oranges

Ever since my then 4½-year-old standard poodle became a member of my family I have been fascinated with the breed.  Her initial gazelle-like romps beguiled the clinical observer in me, having only been owned by a golden retriever, siberian husky, … Continue reading

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The Best Core Exercise EVER

Introducing the trot.  It isn’t colorful or flashy, but it’s guaranteed to add muscle strength and coordination to even the most “hopeless” of canines!  No equipment or assembly required; just you, a pair of running shoes, a harness, and love.  … Continue reading

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Fit To Be Tied

I recently received my April edition of Clean Run magazine and have been admiring the increased exposure the poodle is receiving.  On the cover is a dashing 9-year old toy named Radar flying through a tunnel with a very determined … Continue reading

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Structure, Structure, Who Has THE Structure?

Thanks to the increased attention that canine performance has been receiving over the years more people are becoming aware of canine structure and how it affects performance.  It is my hope to take this new awareness one step further and … Continue reading

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