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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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Canine Wobbler Syndrome – Origin, Affected Breeds & Symptoms

Canine Wobbler Syndrome is a disease of the cervical spine and spinal cord in the cervical region. “to wobble” means to sway or wobble and ...
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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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Fine motor skills in dogs – with these exercises you promote them

You know how it is: you see dogs that move easily, effortlessly and elegantly. And then there are those who seem to bump mercilessly everywhere ...
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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 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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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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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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Weight bandages for dogs in dog fitness training – useful or dangerous?

Weight bandages for dogs, which are used in dog fitness training, are becoming increasingly popular. However, the use of weight bandages in dogs should be ...
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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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That’s why osteoarthritis doesn’t always cause pain – but is still there!

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common joint diseases in dogs. Most dogs develop osteoarthritis in the course of their lives. Most often, the joints ...
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Does your dog shake normally? So right from the front to the back?

Maybe you have never really consciously asked yourself this question and therefore never consciously looked at how your dog shakes. At first it sounds very ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Muscle training dog: Isometric training of the front legs & shoulders

Isometric exercises are often considered rather boring and often fall behind in exercise training for dogs. Especially in times when people are told that exercise ...
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Guest article: Isometric training in dog training and behavioral training respectively

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know that I’m a big fan of isometric exercises and always see the close interaction ...
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HAPPYFIT – active exercise training for your dog’s fitness – incl. Training Plan!

You would like to start active movement training with your dog and are looking for exercises for your dog? With active movement exercises you offer ...
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Cycling with dog – these things you should know!

Especially in spring and summer, cycling with the dog is a popular sporting activity. When done correctly, it’s a great workout for the dog. It ...
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Bone cancer in dogs – all the facts about the disease

Bone cancer is a common cancer in dogs. There’s no need to beat around the fact that the prognosis is extremely poor. However, it is ...
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Vestibular syndrome in dogs – the most important behavior tips

Vestibular syndrome in dogs is a far more common condition in our four-legged friends than most think. After Snowy came down with vestibular syndrome at ...
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Muscle building dog: isometric training for hind legs and back

Muscle Building Dog Muscle Building Dog Muscle Building Dog Muscle Building Dog Isometric training is often underestimated by dog owners in exercise therapy and also ...
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You want to buy a dog coat? – this is what you should pay attention to

In the article “Dog coat – for which dogs it is indispensable” you have already learned why and when a dog coat is important and ...
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How to keep your dog moving despite the heat – 3 active exercises for your dog

The warm summer temperatures have us fully in their grip and thus the daily walks with us are shorter. Especially Snowy, who is a bit ...
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Spinal cord infarction in dogs – how to help them with physiotherapy

The last blog post was already about spinal cord infarction in dogs and its development as well as symptoms. In this article you will get ...
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10 important facts about cycling with dog

In spring, the first rays of sunshine draw us all outside and activities with our dogs are twice as much fun! Then you also see ...
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Vacation with dog – Fit on vacation with this simple training! (advertisement)

The vacation season starts again and what could be better for us dog owners than to spend the vacation with our dogs. Even though we ...
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Chatting out of the sewing box – my way to the dog physio

I was not born a dog physio. Phew, so now it’s out. 😉 “What does the dog as a vocation mean to you?” I asked ...
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Degenerative Myelopathy – Behavioral Tips Part III of the Blog Series

Degenerative Myelopathy is a dreaded disease among dog owners. A genetic cause is suspected, but it has not been completely clarified. This disease is particularly ...
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Degility – 5 things you should definitely know about the dog sport!

For me as a physiotherapist, the health aspect is of course the main focus when it comes to dog sports. Because sure, dog sports should ...
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How to get your senior dog through the winter well – My heart barks issue #22

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Collagen peptides for dogs – Our experience with Collagile Dog

When it comes to dietary supplements for joint diseases, Collagile Dog is currently on everyone’s lips. But what is it actually all about? We wanted ...
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