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Warm Ups and Cool Downs - it's not just for the "jocks" you know!

May 19, 2020 PetAbility
PetAbility Podcast
Warm Ups and Cool Downs - it's not just for the "jocks" you know!
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PetAbility Podcast
Warm Ups and Cool Downs - it's not just for the "jocks" you know!
May 19, 2020
PetAbility

Do you like sandwiches? We do! And not just the food kind. We like to sandwich our pet's exercise with a warm up at the beginning and a little cool down at the end. The principles of warming up and cooling down applies to ALL pets and not just the athletes. Listen and learn what it means to actively warm up your pet. Will it prevent injuries? YES! Will it take long? NO! Will my pet enjoy it? YES! Even more importantly, will I enjoy it? YES! Do I have to be an expert trainer (either physical or behavioral) to learn how to do it? NO! Much of warming up is simply mimicking what you are about to do with the intention of breaking it down into steps and doing it more slowly. Not rocket science but so, so important. And cooling down is even easier - just reverse and repeat what you did during the warm up!

And if you happen to have a star athlete in your midst, then digesting this "sandwich" is imperative to a healthy diet!!

For more information about Warm Up and Cool Down of the Canine Athlete, click here, for Carolyn McIntyre, PT, book. Base in evidence and packed full of great tools, this is a wonderful resource.

Disclaimer
The contents of the PetAbilityTM  podcast are for informational purposes only.   The host(s) and their guests make no claims, warranties or representations about the content of these podcasts, or the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of their content. The opinions expressed are those of the host(s) and their guests. Discussion about any third party products or services are not intended to be endorsements or suggest any relationship or association between PetAbility and any other person or entity.  The host(s) and guests are not responsible or liable for any damage, injury, mistake, misinterpretation, or misuse of the contents of the podcasts or any related materials. Furthermore, this podcast and any associated materials are not a substitute for professional veterinary care.  

Show Notes

Do you like sandwiches? We do! And not just the food kind. We like to sandwich our pet's exercise with a warm up at the beginning and a little cool down at the end. The principles of warming up and cooling down applies to ALL pets and not just the athletes. Listen and learn what it means to actively warm up your pet. Will it prevent injuries? YES! Will it take long? NO! Will my pet enjoy it? YES! Even more importantly, will I enjoy it? YES! Do I have to be an expert trainer (either physical or behavioral) to learn how to do it? NO! Much of warming up is simply mimicking what you are about to do with the intention of breaking it down into steps and doing it more slowly. Not rocket science but so, so important. And cooling down is even easier - just reverse and repeat what you did during the warm up!

And if you happen to have a star athlete in your midst, then digesting this "sandwich" is imperative to a healthy diet!!

For more information about Warm Up and Cool Down of the Canine Athlete, click here, for Carolyn McIntyre, PT, book. Base in evidence and packed full of great tools, this is a wonderful resource.

Disclaimer
The contents of the PetAbilityTM  podcast are for informational purposes only.   The host(s) and their guests make no claims, warranties or representations about the content of these podcasts, or the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of their content. The opinions expressed are those of the host(s) and their guests. Discussion about any third party products or services are not intended to be endorsements or suggest any relationship or association between PetAbility and any other person or entity.  The host(s) and guests are not responsible or liable for any damage, injury, mistake, misinterpretation, or misuse of the contents of the podcasts or any related materials. Furthermore, this podcast and any associated materials are not a substitute for professional veterinary care.