Stretching the Performance Dog DVD
Clean Run Productions LLC
Author: Debbie Gross Saunders
Format: DVD, NTSC format
Running Time: 41 minutes
Release Date: 2005
Would you like to improve your dog's agility performance while helping prevent injuries at the same time? Dogs doing agility and other performance sports need to be treated as athletes. Strength and flexibility are vital. Stretching prepares the body for movement, improving performance on the agility field and aiding in the prevention of common injuries. Learn how to properly stretch your dog from Debbie Gross Saunders, a certified canine rehabilitation practioner with over 13 years of experience. The Stretching the Performance Dog DVD contains instructions for stretching each part of your dog's body so that you can create a stretching routine to address injuries or weaknesses in your dog. It also contains a complete pre-agility stretching routine that you can use if you want a set routine to follow.
About the Author
Debbie Gross Saunders began her physical therapy career with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in physical therapy from Boston University. It was during her education that she began to think about combining her love for animals with the principles of physical therapy. She holds a Master of Science degree from Quinnipiac College in Hamden, Connecticut in Orthopedic Physical Therapy with distinction and became board certified in orthopedic physical therapy from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She will also be pursuing her doctorate degree within the next year. Debbie has been working with small animals for over 14 years. During the past seven years, she has become passionate about the recognition and treatment of injuries in athletic dogs. She currently runs a facility on her 23 acre farm that can accommodate lengthy stays for the rehabilitation of dogs, and in particular athletic dogs. She is one of the founders of the first, and only, university-based program in canine rehabilitation, University of Tennessee’s Certificate Program in Canine Physical Rehabilitation. She remains actively involved in this program and teaches throughout the year.