Yes, or here's the opposite way - bright sun, he is all stretched out and looks too skinny but it's just the photo. (this was this past May.)
I'd like to know more about those exercises Karen was talking about. Also Adara was talking about some ball work or something in another thread...?
Here is what a friend of mine has been up to with her rehab of her big BC (includes very interesting video): http://brisbeethewhite.livejournal.com/878233.html
You should join NW Dog Activities. Bobbie Lyons runs "on the ball" classes and dog conditioning in Newburg, and Sherwood I think. See this message would have popped up in your inbox: K9 Strengthening, Stretching and improving well being! Newberg 10/22/2011
K9 Conditioning Workshop--Strengthening, Stretching and improving well being!!
When: October 22, 2011, 10am - 12:30
Where: Newberg Canine Rehab Center
Cost: $50/working (with your dog) space is limited to 8 participants 3 SPOTS
AVAILABLE. PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR REGISTRATION AND FLIER.
K9 conditioning and strengthening is a new field of interest for the many dog
enthusiasts. Many are wondering how to keep their dogs in good shape throughout
their life, decrease the chance of injury and strengthen muscles that dogs do
not strengthen on their own.
This workshop will give you the tools needed to help your dog be more balanced
on all four feet, strengthen core and trunk muscles, strengthen forearms and
hind legs and increase mental stimulation to have a happier, stronger pet.
We will use aerobic benches, balance discs, air mattress, and other props to
help your dog discover how to use their muscles in different ways. These
exercises help keep your dogs coordination, balance and improve their footing
All dogs should be stretched 3 times a week to prevent injury and encourage
muscle strength and growth. This workshop will teach you how to safely stretch
your dog. Once you and your dog have practiced stretching, it will be a great
relaxing and bonding experience.
If you are competing in dog sports, or have a Frisbee or ball chaser this
workshop will greatly benefit your dog. If you have a dog that has had a
previous injury, this workshop will be invaluable to your dogs ability to regain
muscle, strength and balance.
If you have any questions or would like the event flier and registration, please
503-329-1235 Pawsitive Performance, dog training, on the ball, Beaverton Oregon