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My Border Collie Doesn't Stretch: A Mobility Guide for Runners

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Honestly if I didn’t have some downtime, even if that means telling the whole house we are all turning in at 9pm so I can have an hours peace to read a book, paint my nails, or have a relaxing bath, it’s GOT to be done. Many criticise the show breeders but I do think it just takes the edge off slightly and my collie is literally the perfect dog, super friendly, she’s a therapy dog and goes to local hospitals and ambulance bases, she does agility and is reasonably competitive, and just all round a great pet. Other classic signs that can start with bloat or a blockage is either vomitting soon after eating or trying to be sick and nothing coming up (unproductive vomitting) but if he isnt eating then this may not apply anyway.

I told myself I'd carry on until I enjoyed it (out of stubbornness more than anything) and would then review the situation at that stage. One of my older males lifts his leg every time, but the other one has some back issues and these days he mostly stretches. My girl is confident, great with other dogs and good with people but I still don't do agility with her. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others.Coming along to different places, even if they are crated most of the time, can be mentally wearing for them so we try to do lots of that type of things and of course short training sessions every day. Another test for dehydration is to pull up the loose skin on his back gently if it springs back like an elastic band then he is hydrated, if it goes back slowly and worse still it stays up like a tent before going back down then his dehydrated. If you get a pup, make a plan to get it socialised for every common situation you can think of - taking it to the train station, in the car, walking around town and so on. Some dogs do it more than others, whether it be after a nap, or when they’re trying to tell you they need to go out and potty. After a walk or playing in the yard, make sure your dog’s breathing has slowed and their temperature has dropped before giving them food and water.

I stayed away from the breed for years because I thought they were freakishly intense dogs who needed hours of exercise a day. The stretching and bowing and shaking you describe (coupled with being under the weather) is either related to stomach pain or back pain. Little to no exercise can make your dog sore and in turn they might start stretching to alleviate muscle pain. He's apparently very well trained but it might complicate the cat-integration a bit - plus moving him from more of a city to a very rural background. She is SO well behaved in the house, happily herds our chickens, potters about, completely house trained, no separation anxiety, sleeps on my feet and no bother at all.She has brain damage so occasionally just has crazy days and what we have noticed is that if we don't stop her on those days, she is extremely stiff in the few days following. As your pet improves, you may be instructed to bring him to the clinic for underwater treadmill sessions. The book is easy to read and explains in detail the reasons as to why stretching is not advised and the harm it may cause . I've got a collie and the first thing that I can say about them, is that they are neurotic and mad little creatures. In particular it looks at the practice and culture of stretching for runners and disputes the evidence for stretching.

Many old 'manuels' were based on an incorrect understanding of dog dymanics (based on analysing random wolves thrown in together with no bonds between them. Out of the house she is slightly more problematic-she is leash reactive to other dogs and really does not like it when other dogs get in her personal space and can snap and growl at them.

Daisy and I walk a half hour in the morning and a half hour at night everday that she does not go to day care during the week.

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