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E-Book: Warm Up and Cool Down of the Canine Athlete

An Evidence-Based Approach to Improving Performance and Preventing Injury

Do you want to:

  • Reduce your dog's risk of injury?
  • Improve your dog's sports performance?
  • Increase their longevity in their sport of choice?

Of course you do!

There is a simple, free strategy that many of us fail to implement with our performance dogs. It's not shiny or trendy; competitors aren't flocking to seminars to learn about it., but it is vital to include in your performance dog's routine to maximize their sports performance and reduce their chances of injury.

Here it is... ready?

A warm up and cool down routine with your dog before any activity is one of the most neglected injury prevention strategies out there. There are so many things that are out of control when it comes to training and competing in dog sports, but this is one strategy that you CAN control. This routine prepares your dog’s body for their upcoming activity (which increases blood flow and muscle extensibility) and allows you to connect with your dog and determine their mental state and body status before exercise. By connecting with your dog before exercise, you can determine what training strategies are required to get the best out of your dog, depending on whether they are showing low or high arousal characteristics. It can also help you detect if something is off with your dog (e.g., are they suddenly turning wider to the left or right or refusing to jump up).

Top canine competitors consistently complete a sport-specific warm-up routine, including movements in all three planes of motion and following research-based guidelines on the ideal number of sets, reps, and intensity.  Warm Up and Cool Down of the Canine Athlete by Carolyn McIntyre PT is your ultimate guide to understanding the research behind warming up and cooling down your dog. The book includes extensive descriptions (with photos) of easy-to-complete warm-up activities with no equipment required. Sports-specific sample warm up and cool down routines are also provided so that you can start implementing these immediately.

Edited by Dr. Matt Brunke DVM, CCRP, CVPP, CVA, CCMT. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation of the Veterinary Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Group, this evidence-based book includes the following:

  • More than 15 sport-specific dynamic warm-up exercises and stretches
  •  A review of the research on warm-up and cool-down guidelines
  • Two sample warm up and cool down routines so that you can start implementing them immediately!

So, are you ready to change your game?

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