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An unlikely journey towards happiness

03 Oct 2018

During the months of May and June this year (2018), we were privileged to spend time with Carmen, a lovely two-year old terrier from Mazatlán, Mexico, fostered by clinic co-owner Amalia while she underwent rehabilitation at The Canine Fitness Centre (CFC) for a fractured front leg. Carmen’s Journey began in Mazatlán in February of 2018, when she was rescued by the Mazatlán Animal Rescue group (MAR) after being hit by a car and left for dead. She was taken to a local ve... More

When is it not a training issue?

07 Sep 2018

By Margaret Kraeling, PT, CCRTAs performance dog handlers we spend many hours training and perfecting our dog’s performance in whatever sport we are competing in. And as good handlers we are aware of perfecting our training techniques to not only train the dog to do what we ask of them but also in a way that avoids injury.All goes according to plan until one day the dog is not performing according to our directions. These may be performance issues such as not getting the weave pole entranc... More

The Importance of Identifying Injuries in Puppies

05 Aug 2018

By Margaret Kraeling, PT, CCRTWe all know that puppies are rambunctious and play hard with their littermates and sometimes other family dogs. They are also just learning to use their muscles and perfect their balance and coordination. We often see tumbles or falls or body checks during that play time. Usually the pups bounce up and do not appear to have any injury. That, however, may not be the case.Unless an owner has specific expectations of a particular puppy these minor injuries likely go un... More

 

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