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Training Your Dog for Canine Sports Jill Firth

Training Your Dog for Canine Sports

Jill Firth

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Understanding & applying the principles of human sports science and exercise physiology to dogsCanine sports are becoming a very popular part of dog ownership and there are loads of sports to choose from.But, how do you train your dog for theseMoreUnderstanding & applying the principles of human sports science and exercise physiology to dogsCanine sports are becoming a very popular part of dog ownership and there are loads of sports to choose from.But, how do you train your dog for these competitive events?* This book will show you exactly how to prepare your dog for canine sports.* It will teach you how to apply the principles of Human Sports Science to dogs to achieve maximum performance.* It will teach you how to condition all your dog’s body systems to achieve peak physical and mental fitness.* You will learn about the correct feeding and nutrition of the canine athlete.* It will show you exactly how to design a training and conditioning programme to suit your dog.* It will teach you how to warm up and cool down your dog properly.* It will teach you how to use massage and stretching to improve your dog’s performance.* And you will learn how to avoid injuries to your dog.About the AuthorJill Firth has been involved with horses and dogs all her life - she has bred and shown Dalmatians, producing puppies which went on to stand in the top four at Crufts and has also trained dogs to advanced obedience level.Jill Firth is a McTimoney Animal Practitioner who uses a therapeutic modality based upon the techniques taught by the McTimoney College of Chiropractic on their Post Graduate Diploma in Animal Manipulation - in which Jill is qualified at Distinction level.Jill uses a range of techniques including: chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue manipulation, joint mobilisation, massage, passive stretches and exercises.Jill is also a qualified Lecturer in Animal and Equine Science. Her areas of specialist knowledge include:-Animal BehaviourAnimal NutritionAnatomy & PhysiologyEquine Sports ScienceEquine Exercise PhysiologyEquine Therapy & RehabilitationFor the past 10 years Jill has owned a very busy animal therapy practice treating hundreds of different horses and dogs and dealing with a very wide range of problems.As well as providing manipulative therapy for family pet dogs with mobility and other musculoskeletal problems, a great deal of Jill’s work involves maintaining and improving the performance of working and athletic dogs.Such as:• Obedience dogs• Agility dogs• Racing huskies• Field Trial dogs• Show dogs• Racing Greyhounds• Gun dogsetc