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Old 01-05-2013, 01:42 AM
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Default Dog sports/Flyball conditioning question...

Not sure if this is really in the right section or not, but I wasn't sure where to put it.

Dance is starting Flyball on Sunday. A customer at work helps run a club and invited me to bring Dance a long time ago, and I've decided to go check it out now. It seems like a sport Dance will like. Running, jumping and fetching without strange people staring at or touching her is kind of up her alley. But I've gotta say, sports injuries scare me a lot. I'd hate for something bad to happen to her. My brain jumps instantly to Elegy's Steve and all that she's gone through with him. I know hundreds of people do strenuous sports with their dogs, but I can't help but worry. I hear of a lot of injuries both Flyball and Agility related and it's been enough to scare me.

So what kinds of things do you guys do with your sports dogs to condition them properly? What kinds of stretches? What tricks come in handy for stretches/warm ups? Anything else I should be aware of/do with her?

I want to get her back into Agility as well and really just doing more things, and I want her to be able to do those things as safely as possible. Thanks for any suggestions!
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