Acupressure is one of the most ancient healing arts. Like acupuncture, which uses the same pressure points, it is based in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The primary difference is that acupuncture uses needles to activate the points. There is evidence that shows veterinary acupressure has been used since 2000-3000 BC. In ancient times, eastern cultures would …
FitPAWS Paw Pods
We recently got some FitPAWS Paw Pods. They are great for balance, neural stimulation and building core strength. Your dog can stand on either the dome side or for a bigger challenge, he can stand on the flat side. They come in a pack of 4 and can be used individually or together. We are just starting out with them, so the first thing we did was get used to touching them with right and left front paws. Then we moved up to standing on them, one paw at a time, then both at the same time. Our goal is all four paws on four different paw pods. I’ll post an update as we get there! It’s a lot of fun working together on the training too!
Read more about FitPAWS in our blog post here.
FitPAWS Exercise Demonstration – Step Up
Tashi here… I thought I’d demonstrate one of my FitPAWS exercises with you! Mom needs to get one of those iPhone tripods so she can photograph me while supporting me, but we thought we’d go ahead and get started!
This is a step up from the FitPAWS Disc to the FitPAWS Donut. It elongates my back and give me a good stretch, while improving my muscle tone. We do some rotations that go about 5-8 minutes every day.
You can learn more about FitPAWS in my blog post FitPAWS for your Dog’s Fitness.
FitPAWS for Your Dog’s Fitness
Are you looking for ways to improve your dog’s fitness, core conditioning, and balance? FitPAWS is a great tool to add to your dog’s fitness and conditioning regime. What is FitPAWS? It’s canine conditioning and rehabilitation equipment. FitPAWS helps develop confidence, body awareness, strength, balance and coordination. Their inflatable platforms such as their discs, pods, peanuts …