$25 per person/dog combination.
Agility and fly-ball is becoming increasingly popular all over New Zealand with dog owners. My spaniels and I love it and they will jump for fun all day. However it is not as easy to pick up on subtle stiffness or muscle weakness as it is with horses as we are not sitting on them! They will adapt their style of jumping or running to compensate without us telling them to 'go straight' as we do with horses.
Massage and an exercise/stretching routine is a great way to monitor your dogs symmetry of joint motion and muscle health, as well as good bonding time. I am running a clinic at the Wairarapa Dog Obedience Club's ribbon day on Saturday after the last classes have run. This will be a hands of clinic with your own dogs to work through a pre exercise massage, then some stretches and exercises to help core strenght and balance. I will go over some anatomy and why it is important to work on each region we work on. We are all aware of the importance of hind limb strenght for propulsion but do not always think about the role the forelimbs and thoracic support muscles play in balance, control and breaking particularly when weaving and on contacts.
So if you are interested please contact me either by my web page or Facebook page. I will also be available on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th for one on one consultations. Hope to see you there.