Easy to follow, with clear instructions and helpful photographs, this is a detailed outline of how puppies develop physiologically, together with appropriate exercises for them at each relevant stage of their puppy hood. Different breeds develop at different paces, and all the exercises covered in this book are ‘soft’ exercises – meaning that the puppy/dog dictates what he or she can do. By adopting a more natural exercise regime, puppy owners can encourage appropriate and robust development of their dog’s muscular and skeletal framework, thus assisting good mobility from puppy hood through to adulthood. From alleviating stress on developing joints using obstacle negotiation, to how and when to massage your puppy, this is a comprehensive guide suitable for beginners and experienced dog owners alike.
Julia Robertson established the Galen Therapy Centre in 2002 specialising in Canine Myotherapy (massage). Running a busy consultancy treating working, performance and companion dogs; she has developed a range of courses from workshops to accredited diploma courses in Canine Massage. She is a passionate advocate of Canine Myotherapy, working closely with vets and other professionals. She has developed a team of Galen Myotherapists practicing throughout the UK having completed the Galen Diploma. Julia has written The Complete Dog Massage Manual and Exercising Your Puppy, and has co-authored a book for veterinary practitioners and students. She is also a regular contributor to dog magazines also talks at seminars and runs training courses all of the UK.
Julia Robertson established the Galen Therapy Centre in 2002, specializing in Canine Myotherapy (Massage). As well as running a busy consultancy treating working, performance and companion dogs, she has developed a range of courses from workshops to accredited diploma courses in Canine Massage. Julia is a passionate advocate of Canine Myotherapy. Working closely with vets and other professionals, she has developed a team of Galen Myotherapists that practice throughout the UK having completed the Galen Diploma. Julia has co-authored another book intended for veterinary practitioners and students, and also regularly contributes to dog magazines, speaks at seminars, and runs training courses across the UK.Elisabeth Pope spent much of her childhood with horses and dogs. A keen rider since her youth, she was advised to give up due to a recurring back problem. Thereafter she transferred her knowledge, energy and passion to her dogs, and subsequently the canine world in general. Elisabeth has successfully owned, showed and breed Golden Retrievers for 35 years, and is a show judge for the breed both in the UK and abroad. Her great interest in canine movement and gait led to her partnership with Julia. They have worked together for ten years, and their shared knowledge, experience and love of dogs has led to the development of a successful program of canine exercise physiology, suitable from puppy-hood to adulthood.