Benefits of Core Exercises for your Dog

Previously, we have written about the benefits of strength and cardio training for your dog. Today we will examine the benefits of core exercises for your dog. As always, please check with your vet before markedly changing your dog’s exercise regimen.

Core work, although fairly well integrated into the human fitness industry’s vernacular, is somewhat new to the canine fitness world. Many people still think of their dog’s exercise solely in terms of how long their walk was. The fact is, your dog can greatly benefit from having a strong core. These benefits include:

  • Improved strength and athletic performance
  • Improved balance
  • Reduced injury risk
  • Improved muscle tone
  • Improved support of vital organs

Canine Core Exercise Basics

Unlike people, dog’s really can’t do situps or crunches. Actually, people shouldn’t much bother with these types of core exercises either for that matter. Instead, your dog’s core workout is all about engaging their core for stability purposes, which, when held under tension for time or when held under physical duress (like when moving above or through obstacles) will build a functional strength that will markedly improve your dog’s …read more

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