One of the ways our pack stays fit during the off-season in the winter months is using an underwater treadmill. We take our dogs to Dr. Fulton at V-Crest.
This type of exercise is beneficial to dogs as it uses the therapeutic properties of water to improve range of motion, strengthen muscles, and boost endurance. The underwater treadmill is a low-impact, high-resistance workout that provides optimal training and conditioning. During the off-season, this activity provides a rigorous cardiovascular workout for our pups, with reduced impact and stress on their joints!
Margarita attended an 8 week obedience course in preparation for her Therapy Dog registration. During this class, Rita learned things such as:
Rita graduated with flying colors! So proud of this girl!
Brian had flowers waiting for Rita when we got home!
Those of you following along may remember that Margarita and I took a Therapy Dog Workshop in preparation for taking our Therapy Dog test. I am proud to announce that Margarita and I passed the 4-part test to become a registered team with the Alliance of Therapy Dogs!
Margarita has already visited an assisted living home, a medical facility, and also participated in a local library’s children’s reading program!
Happy New Year from The Liver Killers!