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These two exercises will help your dog with elbow dysplasia

Diese zwei Übungen verhelfen deinem Hund bei Ellbogendysplasie zu mehr Beweglichkeit und Muskulatur

Two exercises for more mobility and strength in elbow dysplasia

What elbow dysplasia means for your dog was the topic of my last post. In this post, I’m going to show you two effective and easy to implement exercises that you can use regularly on a dog with elbow dysplasia. They train your dog’s joint mobility, musculature and coordination.

The first exercise is the “give paw”.

And this is how it works:

Not only is “giving paw” a lot of fun for your dog, it’s also great for encouraging elbow mobility. In addition, you train the muscles of the front leg and coordination with the exercise. Have your dog sit on a solid surface. Then encourage your dog to put his paw in your hand. To add some variety and demand to the exercise and to encourage joint mobility, offer your dog your hand at different heights, up to a “high five”. You can make the exercise a little more exciting by alternating between giving one paw and then the other. If your dog can’t sit yet, then your dog can give you his paw while lying down.

How often?

I recommend you start training once a day with 5 reps per side.

The second exercise is the weight shift front-back

And this is how it works:

You kneel in front of your dog and get him to stand on a rise with his front legs. The elevation can be a step, a curb, some books, or a low tree stump. The elevation should be maximum up to the level of his wrist, so that your dog can keep the weight shift stable. As a result, he initially shifts his weight to his hind legs and lower back. Now take a treat and bring it a little forward in front of your dog’s nose, so that your dog stretches his neck. He now shifts his weight to the front legs and exercises the muscles of the front legs and shoulders. The hind legs remain in their original position. You hold this position for about 3 seconds. Then you give him the treat.

This is how it continues

Now, from the position, pass a second treat over your dog’s head so that he puts his head up. He will follow your hand and shift weight to his hind legs and lower back. You will also remain in this position for about 3 seconds before you give him the treat.

How often and what does it do?

I recommend you do 3 forward and backward reps once a day to start.

You can increase this exercise by letting your dog stay in the position longer and increasing the number of repetitions.

This exercise is good for elbow dysplasia because you are exercising the muscles of the front leg while building confidence in the front leg. It also helps your dog’s coordination and balance.

Always consider your dog’s daily form during your training sessions. Even your dog is not in the same good mood and performance every day.

All the best, Yours Tina Elbow Dysplasia Exercises Elbow Dysplasia Exercises Elbow Dysplasia Exercises

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