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Upcoming Live Webinars

Videoing Your Dog

Presented By: Chris Zink DVM PhD DACVSMR
Audience: All*
Prerequisites: none

All* = owners of dogs of all age, competitors, dog breeders, dog trainers, veterinarians, vet techs, rehab providers

With today’s smartphones, everyone has a video camera in their hands. You can use videos to help improve your training, to teach others new techniques, and to detect early injuries in your canine companion. In this Hot Topics discussion, Chris and Gayle will share some easy tips and tricks to help you get the best information from your cinematic work!

New Online Class

It’s All On Your (Dog’s) Shoulders

Presented By: Chris Zink DVM PhD DACVSMR
Level: All experience levels

Discover important information about the most common shoulder injuries, including diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

Canine Fitness & Health Blog

Can We Talk About the Ideal Family Dog?

The swift, intense demand for dogs in North America during the COVID pandemic came as a surprise to many of us who already shared our lives with canine companions. It was as if the whole continent suddenly experienced a visceral need to experience the comfort of this...

Proprioception – How To Hone Your Dog’s Injury-Prevention System

Proprio — what? Proprioception is from Latin proprius, meaning "one's own," and capere, meaning to grasp. Thus, proprioception means to grasp one's own position in space, including the position of the limbs in relation to each other and the body as a whole....

Play Ball (Safely)

Cody strained at his leash as he entered my examination room. A brown and white pitbull mix with soft eyes, large neck and shoulder muscles, and a beautiful sheen to his coat, he rubbed the side of his big body against my legs then flipped over onto his back, begging...

Stop Taking Your Dog For a Walk! (Try a Saunter Instead)

Pretty well everyone agrees that taking your dog for a walk is just about the best exercise your dog can get, right? Maybe… or maybe not. What is Exercise Anyway? Let’s look in more detail at what we mean by “exercise” and whether or not taking your dog for a walk...

Is Your Dog Hard Core? The Importance of Canine Core Musculature

During the past four years, hundreds of dedicated members of the Fit For LifeTM canine health and fitness program have assessed their dogs’ front limb, rear limb, and core muscle strength in the process of obtaining an individualized fitness program that targets their...

Cold Nose, Warm Sense – Your Dog has a Newly Discovered Superpower!

Did you know that your dog has something in common with vampire bats, pit vipers and black fire beetles? What could that possibly be? It all started when some scientists from Sweden and Hungary went into a bar…. Well, that might not be exactly true. I’m not sure where...

How Much Exercise Do Puppies Need?

A Lot According to Our New Puppy Exercise Guidelines! There seem to be two approaches to exercising puppies by well-meaning owners. There are those who do too much too soon with their pups, starting repetitive, concussive exercises like weave poles much too soon. Then...

Teacher’s Pet – How To Make Sure Your Training Doesn’t Go In One Ear And Out The Other

Have you ever parked outside a restaurant or concert, had an exciting few hours, and then walked outside to realize you have no idea where you left your car? Why can we easily recall our childhood street address but forget something we knew just a short time earlier?...

Yawn… Your Dog Empathizes!

Picture this: you’re riding in a car with a friend and she yawns. A few seconds later, you yawn too, even though you’re not tired or bored. Your friend yawns again and this time you decide you are going to resist yawning. But you can feel the darn yawn building in...

Perfect Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect. IMPERFECT Practice Makes Perfect

Remember the first time you had to give a presentation in public? You probably wrote down what you wanted to say, then read it out loud over and over, repeating the words just as you wanted to say them in the presentation. It was really, really boring, and you were...

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