Carolyn McIntyre

July 14 & 15, 2018

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Saturday, July 14th

Full Day Interactive Canine Conditioning Seminar

In the morning we will:

  • Review the key components of an exercise program - Discuss conditioning principles for training specificity, overload, and progression
  • Review training considerations
  • Review equipment options


And in the afternoon:

  • Common injuries in the agility dog
    • What are the signs and symptoms?
  • Review injury prevention strategies
    • What pre-disposes a dog to an injury? Can we impact any of this?
  • Review competition warm up and cool down


With Carolyn's expert guidance and personalized feedback, you will participate in learning conditioning agility specific exercises that will:

  • Strengthen front/rear/core
  • Improve flexibility
  • Increase body awareness
  • Improve endurance



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Sunday, July 15th

Sporting Dog Baseline Assessment - ~60 minutes Private Session

This is purely assessment – no treatment or exercises will be prescribed.

A Comprehensive Exam that includes the following:

  • Soft tissue evaluation (determining tenderness or flexibility issues)
  • Spinal and joint evaluations (investigating current restrictions or problems)
  • Measurements (muscle circumference, body measurements, and body mass)
  • Video analysis of gait
  • Photographic analysis of posture
  • Functional tests (balance and body awareness​)
  • Use of the Stance Analyzer (analyzing weight bearing on all four limbs and centre of gravity


About Carolyn

Carolyn obtained her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy from

McMaster University in 2008. Carolyn is uniquely qualified with advanced training in Canine

Rehabilitation and has a mobile canine practice with a passion for injury prevention and

maximizing performance in canine athletes. Carolyn actively participates in agility,

conformation, rally and obedience with her three dogs.

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