I know summer is around the corner and some of my clients open their pool as early as possible for their beloved canine to swim the summer away.
I wanted to give anyone with a pool four conditioning games for you and your pup to try at home. Games keep things interesting and increase your canine’s continuous swim time for a better cardio workout. A swim conditioning plan is also beneficial for body balance and passive stretching. Swimming is one of the only activities where your dog cannot compensate and has to move its body through all planes of motion.
Do not fret...if you do not have your own pool, we swim clients all year around in Allentown, NJ at Marty’s Place Senior Dog Sanctuary at the Swim Center.
Here is a summary of the four games:
1. Two Toy Game
2. Follow the cookie
3. Chase Me!
4. Swim Heeling
Hope everyone enjoyed the blog! I would love it if you could share the article with your friends near and far and like the 4 Paws Adrift Facebook Page. We want to make sure all water dogs are splashing as much as they can!
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Keep on Splashin'
Erica Etchason BS, CPDT-KA
Your dedicated Canine Swim Coach
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