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Simple but effective!

Standing in a square stand, in good form, on foot targets with light baited head movements left and right...doesn't look like much, but this is a hugely effective and deceptively difficult conditioning exercise, which has a wide range of benefits! Conditioning...

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Stable vs Unstable Surface Exercises

In the majority of the exercises on the CYC platform, stable surfaces are chosen over unstable (eg donuts, peanuts, wobble cushions and boards). Where unstable surfaces are used, these are as an advanced progression of stable surface exercises. Whilst we as CYC...

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Spotlight on…Balanced Lead Walking, exercise 22

Part of our “Spotlight On” series – a look at individual exercises available on the CYC platform; their benefits, and how they can help your patients in their rehab programme.  The balanced lead walking exercise pyramid is made up of 2 videos. The first video...

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Spotlight on…Pivot, exercise 3.2

Part of our “Spotlight On” series – a look at individual exercises available on the CYC platform; their benefits, and how they can help your patients in their rehab programme. The “Pivot” exercise pyramid starts at a basic level...

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Helping your clients get their exercises just right!

A huge benefit of the CYC platform is the Training Tips that accompany each video. These break down how to train the exercise safely and effectively, and also trouble shoot common problems that could be faced. Subscribers can pause and rewind the videos as much as...

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Trouble shooting Good Form

At a quick glance this dog is in good form, however on closer inspection you can see the head is too high, there is a dip in the T7/T8 region, the pelvis looks higher than the shoulder with a slight caudal weight shift. This is mainly caused by incorrect reward...

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Spotlight on…The Exercise Map

As a canine therapist, we know your time is precious and is best spent working with your owners and their dogs. For that reason, we have designed the Conditioning Your Canine Platform to be as user-friendly as possible. Your subscription gives you access not only to...

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Working with CAM

We are delighted to announce that Conditioning Your Canine has been invited to be in a strategic partnership with Canine Arthritis Management. We have been huge fans of CAM over the years and it is fantastic to be working so closely with such a great organisation....

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Spotlight on…Sit-extension – exercise 6.2

Part of our “Spotlight On” series – a look at individual exercises available on the CYC platform; their benefits, and how they can help your patients in their rehab programme. “Sit-extension” forms part of the Sit-extension-hover exercise pyramid. If the dog...

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