We have found CYC has helped to make creating bespoke home exercise programmes for our clients easy and efficient so we are very happy therapists!  But we have had great feedback from our clients too!  They have told us how useful it is to have a resource to refer to with clear videos that they can access between sessions.  They love having notes from their therapists helping to give all the personalised support needed to succeed with their dog’s home exercises.  Those that really love to do their homework have said how helpful the Foundations document has been to get a better understanding of good form, training techniques and the benefits of the exercises to their dog’s rehabilitation or conditioning goals.

You can get this sort of feedback from your clients too with a subscription to CYC.  Benefits to your clients include:

  • The Foundations document with a wealth of information about the key principles underpinning the conditioning exercises, training techniques, where to source equipment and guidance on safe practices
  • Species specific functional exercises that you can recommended specifically for each dog at their current level of ability with progressions to be able to develop their programme as the improve
  • Clear videos showing your client how to complete each exercise with Training Tips on how to train their dog safely and positively
  • What ‘good form’ looks like so your client will know if their dog is performing the exercise correctly
  • Anatomical illustrations to help your client understand which key muscle groups are activated during the exercises
  • Access via an online platform compatible with all electronic devices so your client can access their home exercises whenever and wherever suits them
  • Printable versions of the exercises, so that clients can refer to them when not online
  • The confidence to complete exercises safely and effectively

We firmly believe that happy, relaxed dogs make the most progress with their home exercises so this has been the key influence of how we chose to approach training techniques for these exercises.  This in turn has the following further benefits to your clients and their dogs:

  • The positive training techniques and conditioning process becomes an enjoyable bonding experience for your client and their dog, helping to build trust
  • It provides a better learning experience for the dogs where they are more likely to repeat a behaviour
  • It builds positive links between performing the exercises and reward, releasing “feel good” endorphins
  • Dogs who are fully engaged with their conditioning exercises progress quicker, with increased body awareness and better muscle engagement