Exercises that develop core muscle strength and proprioception are vital to maintain optimal fitness for all dogs, but especially for canine amputees.
Proprioception (n): 1. Awareness of the body’s position in space, 2. Relating to stimuli connected with the position and movement of the body
The best exercises to do with your Tripawd include unstable surface work and weight bearing activities. These fitness games help with core strengthening, increased range of motion and flexibility, sensory and perceptual stimulation, joint alignment, and balance control. Remember, walking is great for endurance, but it does not build strength. Take a few minutes out of your day to have fun helping your three legged dog get stronger with these training products, designed specifically for dogs to help build core muscles and improve body control.