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Your dog is losing muscle? – these are possible causes and treatment options

Maybe you have already noticed it in your own dog or you have seen it in other dogs: The dog is poorly muscled in one ...
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Coordination in dogs – are coordinated movements innate in dogs?

It is true that our dogs are given a certain mobility and motor skills from the beginning and quickly begin to move on their four ...
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How do you find the right fitness exercises for your dog? – this is what you should pay attention to

Again and again I am contacted by dog owners who are looking for fitness exercises for their dog. A wide variety of training tools such ...
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Dog fitness for your dog’s forehand – 3 active exercises for musculature and mobility

In diseases of the dog’s forehand, such as elbow dysplasia or OCD of the shoulder, it is very important to maintain joint mobility. The musculature ...
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3 Stretching exercises for your dog – perfect also for the warm up

Stretching exercises in dogs are not only useful in dog sports for warming up and form an important part of the warm up. At the ...
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Movement training for young dogs – 2 active exercises for a good body feeling and coordination

When a young dog moves in, as a dog owner you delight in his clumsy and often awkward movements as he explores the world step ...
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Strength and muscle building in dogs – why muscle is so important and how to train properly

Muscle building in dogs is not only an issue for sporting dogs. Also in the case of joint problems, after prolonged immobility, it is important ...
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Muscle injury in dogs – how it happens, how you can recognize it and how the rehab should be done.

Both, for example, when playing with other dogs, but also in dog sports, muscle injuries often occur. Among them, painful muscle strains, muscle pulls, the ...
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Exercise training for osteoarthritis in dogs – these 3 active exercises promote joint mobility and strengthen the muscles

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common joint diseases in dogs. The joints that bear most of the body’s weight are often affected. These include ...
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Proprioception in dogs – what it means, why it’s so important and how you can train it

Proprioception in dogs – have you ever heard of it? Behind the complicated word proprioception lies the depth sensitivity and self-awareness of the body. In ...
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The dog’s knee joint – why it’s particularly prone to joint problems & how you can strengthen it as a dog owner

The dog’s knee joint is probably the most complex joint in the dog. In addition, along with the elbow and hip joints, it is one ...
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Relaxed Christmas days for your dog – feel-good moments with massage & Co.

Christmas days often mean hustle and bustle and excitement for our dogs. Many things are different, you get a visitor or visit the family. This ...
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The right substrate in exercise and fitness training for dogs – why it is so important!

Actually, I never really planned to take up this topic in a blog post. But it’s actually still pretty common that I see a lot ...
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Standing training for dogs – why the standing position is the basis for movement (training)

The stand training with the dog – many dog owners know it as a signal for standing still e.g. before crossing a street. But let’s ...
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Exercise training for hip dysplasia and hip osteoarthritis in dogs – with these 2 exercises you specifically strengthen the hip & hindquarters of your dog

After recently presenting two active exercises that youcan use ifyour dog has back problems, in this article I present two active exercises from movement training ...
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Joint pain in dogs: Important signs and what you can do!

Your dog is an important part of the family, and it is our common goal to ensure that he is always well. One of the ...
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Isometric training to reduce stress – mastering stressful situations

Isometric training looks very unspectacular at first glance. However, the effect on the dog is great in every respect. Isometric training is physically and mentally ...
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Cavaletti training for dogs – how it works and what it brings to your dog

Cavaletti training for dogs – it exists? I still get a lot of wide-eyed looks when I tell dog people about cavaletti training and how ...
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Physiotherapeutic Dog Fitness Training: A holistic approach to promoting your dog’s health and well-being.

If we want our dogs to be as mobile as possible throughout their lives, then walks alone are not enough. Various factors have an influence ...
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Swimming in dogs – is it really healthy for every dog?

Many dog people think it is a great activity for any dog to be able to swim in the summer. It is refreshing and after ...
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How long is your dog allowed to walk? – how much is good, when does it become harmful? The most important factors

Many dog people ask me how long a dog is actually allowed to go for a walk, or what distances it is allowed to run ...
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Dog fitness – challenge dogs in a healthy way without overtaxing them

Dog fitness training is becoming more and more popular. Not without reason. It’s a great way for dog people to actively do something for their ...
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Hiking with dog – for which dog is it suitable, how to build it properly and avoid overload and injuries?

Hiking with a dog is an activity that many dog owners love. It is simply wonderful to explore nature together with your dog. But what ...
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Improve gait in dogs with step training

When dogs show abnormalities in gait, it is often difficult and lengthy to improve these non-physiological movements. Particularly after operations or chronic diseases such as ...
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Therefore, puppies and young dogs should not jump (for fun)!

Again and again I see videos in which puppies and young dogs jump over hurdles or other obstacles. Often just for fun. But this can ...
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Hoopers Agility – an ingenious, joint-friendly dog sport for every dog

Hoopers Agility also known as N.A.D.A.C Hoppers or simply Hoopers, is a dog sport that actually came to Europe from the USA. In Europe, more ...
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When the dog jumps – these are the effects on the forehand

Whether in the forest over tree trunks or sometimes over smaller ditches and obstacles – almost every dog owner has let his dog jump. Regular ...
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Dog sports – “High-Impact” and “Low-Impact” sports – these are the differences

In recent years, the world of dog sports has not only changed a lot, but has also grown a lot. But it is not only ...
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How to avoid muscular imbalances and tension through footwork in dog sports

In many dog sports, emphasis is placed on footwork. This means that the dog runs on the left side of the handler. Ideally, the dog’s ...
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That’s how harmful it is to really “exercise” your dog on a regular basis

Dogs need to be exercised – so really, right? It’s been a big trend in recent years for dogs to (need to) be “exercised” on ...
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Back training for dogs – with these two exercises you strengthen the muscles and promote mobility

Many dogs have back problems in the course of their lives and dog owners want to support their four-legged friends with targeted back training for ...
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HAPPYFIT 2.0 Dog Fitness – free 6 day training plan and exercise instructions for your dog!

The topic of dog fitness and exercise training is becoming increasingly popular among dog owners. I have been passionate about it for a number of ...
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This is how you as a dog owner can specifically support your dog after a torn ligament!

When a dog suffers a torn ligament, the question often arises as to what can be actively done as a dog owner to support the ...
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Dog fitness training vs. trick training – what are the differences?

Lately I have been asked more often where the difference is between dog fitness training or exercise training and trick training. Basically, the two don’t ...
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Vestibular syndrome – how to support the mobility of the dog

Vestibular syndrome is a condition that predominantly affects older dogs. For dog owners it is usually associated with a great fright, because the dog is ...
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Why performance pressure is out of place in exercise & fitness training for dogs

Recently, exercise training and dog fitness are experiencing a real hype. Basically, I am of course pleased that dog owners are concerned with the health ...
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Osteoarthritis = sparing? – Why it’s so important to keep your dog moving when he has joint problems

When dog owners receive a diagnosis of osteoarthritis in their dog, they are usually unsure what is still good for their dog in terms of ...
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Neurological problems in dogs – this is how you promote nerve conduction with stroking out the spaces between the toes

A whole range of back diseases also bring neurological problems at the same time. Common conditions closely associated with neurological problems typically include herniated discs, ...
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Healthy dog sports – your dog’s health in mind! Interview at dog sport Nubi

The topic of dog sports – and especially healthy dog sports – is something I encounter again and again and more and more as a ...
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How good dog training is built and why it’s important that your dog is doing well in the process! – Guest article by Anne Bucher

In many of my blog articles I have already looked at the topic of pain from different angles. It is a broad subject area and ...
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2 effective exercises to strengthen your dog’s coordination and body awareness

Many dogs, surprisingly, have relatively poor body awareness and body consciousness. For them, their body stops behind the torso. This inevitably leads to uneven loading ...
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Fitness training for dogs – why balance pads & co. should not be used for fun

Fitness training in dogs is always inevitably associated with balance pads and balance boards in all colors and sizes. But why actually?! I thought long ...
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Toe joint arthrosis in dogs – when the paws hurt with every step

When a dog suffers from osteoarthritis in the toes – that is, arthritis of the toe joint – it is usually downplayed and trivialized. It’s ...
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Why it’s so important that your dog sits properly!

No, this is not about obedience training. Sitting is just like standing a normal basic posture of our dogs. But if you look around you ...
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The dog in summer – swimming, exercise & employment – Summer Best Of

We are already in the middle of the vacation season and there are of course again great activities with our dogs on the program. Maybe ...
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These are the points to consider when exercising your dog in high summer temperatures – no ifs, ands or buts!

In my doggy fitness training group, the question was recently asked about how best to do it on these particularly warm days, in terms of ...
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4 Tips to get a dog with joint problems back in shape fast & what you should avoid!

Joint problems in dogs are an issue that affects almost every dog owner in the course of a dog’s life. Again and again dog owners ...
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Movement of puppies & young dogs – exercise ideas for balance & coordination & which movements are taboo!

The last article was already about how much a puppy or young dog may and should be moved. In this article, I want to give ...
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Exercise in puppies and young dogs – how much is healthy and what is right?

When a puppy moves in, it’s an exciting time. You want to show him the world and experience everything together. The exploratory urge of the ...
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How long can my old dog go for a walk and how much exercise does he need anyway?!

That’s a question I get asked all the time. But how much exercise is actually good for older dogs? And is it even possible to ...
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