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Gymnastricks - Carmen Mayer

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In this book, Carmen Mayer, a clicker training and dog sports enthusiast, provides us with targeted muscle training for dogs. She developed the concept of gymnastricks when her 12 year old Beagle developed hip dysplasia. With the help of an experienced canine physiotherapist, Mayer put together this unique programme that combines easy to train exercises to keep your dog healthy with great tricks for you both to enjoy, stimulating for both body and mind!

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In this book, Carmen Mayer, a clicker training and dog sports enthusiast, provides us with targeted muscle training for dogs. She developed the concept of gymnastricks when her 12 year old Beagle developed hip dysplasia. With the help of an experienced canine physiotherapist, Mayer put together this unique programme that combines easy to train exercises to keep your dog healthy with great tricks for you both to enjoy, stimulating for both body and mind!

Gymnastrics is ideal as a warm up for dog sports, mental and physical training for your older or retired dog, rehab from injury, or as general balance, stability or body awareness exercises. No special equipment is required, meaning it is inclusive to all.

Featuring clearly laid out, step by step guidance and colour photos, this book provides a fun and easy way to improve your dog’s muscle tone and fitness, and have fun along the way.

Mayer begins by briefly outlining the training methods your dog will need to understand in order to partake in the exercises featured, these being click for action and feed in position, and hand targets. She also takes us through the dog’s muscle groups, explaining their function and which exercises help target each of them.

Chapter one focuses on your dog’s core muscles. Mayer takes us step by step through the following exercises, providing both a beginner and more advanced version for some.
• Standing on all four paws
• Standing with stretched neck
• Down to stand
• Between your legs (with circular movement)
• Standing on your feet
• Balancing on two legs (sideways)
• Balancing on two legs (diagonally)
• Backwards Slalom
• Moving sideways
• Slalom (with variations)
• Sit ups
• Hold
• Looking down
• Head down
• Looking through the feet
• Balancing a bowl
• Head to the side

Chapter two moves on to the forelimb muscles, including back muscles. The exercises featured include;
• Digging
• Giving paws
• Lifting and holding a paw
• Pushing paws against you
• Down- sit and sit- down
• Straight sit
• Take a bow

Chapter three then looks at the following hind limb muscles exercise, also including the back muscles:
• Sit-stand
• Lifting a hind leg
• Sitting pretty
• Standing upright with help
• Standing upright without help
• Walking backwards in a straight line
• Down- Take a bow

Chapter four concentrates on exercises that target all the muscles groups and includes;
• Crawling
• Balancing a bowl on the back
• Going upstairs backwards
• Walking consciously
• Changing the pace
• Looking straight ahead while walking forward
• Stepping underneath

Finally, in chapter five, Mayer shows us how to intensify the exercises by teaching your dog to hold something whilst doing them, or by using weighted bandages.

A great guide that features fun, easy to follow exercises that both you and your dog will enjoy.

130 pages

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08/11/2019
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Anna G.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
  • Which dog sport/activity do you and your pack take part in Used to do agility but just walking now
  • Which size/breed best describes you dog you bought this for? Medium - Collie, Springer Spaniel, Retriever

Gymnastricks by Carmen Mayer

Excellent book. My dog had cruciate ligament surgery 9 weeks ago and the lady who does her massage recommended this book to assist with rehabilitation. I don’t use a clicker to train but I was able to adapt the training method to suit us.

10/01/2018
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Lisa C.
United Kingdom
  • Which dog sport/activity do you and your pack take part in None.
  • Which size/breed best describes you dog you bought this for? Medium - Collie, Springer Spaniel, Retriever

Gymnastricks - Carmen Mayer

Love this book and not surprised that you chose to stock it. Such an easy read - very clear instructions with loads of photos which suits my style of learning. My collie has some back and hip discomfort so not only will this reference book help me to understand what he needs but is also great to compliment the work that I am learning with A.D. through the Academy & Pro Trainer courses.

04/19/2018
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Lisa A.
United Kingdom
  • Which dog sport/activity do you and your pack take part in Unfortunately none because of the dysplasia
  • Which size/breed best describes you dog you bought this for? Medium - Collie, Springer Spaniel, Retriever

Bought for my dog with hip dysplasia and hip replacement

It explains very well which muscles are involved in which movements, I need to build hip muscle back up after the operation and this has given me some more ideas of what to do, along with advice from the consultant.

Lisa A. verified customer review of Gymnastricks - Carmen Mayer
11/09/2017
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Anthea R.
United Kingdom
  • Which dog sport/activity do you and your pack take part in Agility and trick performances.
  • Which size/breed best describes you dog you bought this for? Medium - Collie, Springer Spaniel, Retriever

Gymnastricks

I bought this book because I like to use tricks as part of keeping Bob fit. Many of the exercises are tricks we already do. However the book explains really well which part of Bob’s body is being used. For example, a favourite trick of ours is when Bob does middle and puts his paws on my feet. This is in the book and I hadn’t even thought of it as a fitness exercise. Great step by step instructions and well set out generally. To sum up the book provides fun in an informative way.

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