"Our first meeting at the K-9 Conditioning Workshop at Say Yes was just after Boris had partially torn one of his CCL's. I was still learning about the issue, and treatment options for this type of injury. The skills and knowledge I gained at the workshop helped me better understand how I needed to progress with Boris over the next several months. As Boris slowly recovered, including a partial tear on the other leg, we started physiotherapy and were able to put those initial skills to use. I then joined the Fitness Monthly and Foundation Fitness courses to compliment the physio work being done at the rehab clinic. Most recently, we joined the Rear End Awareness course, and that has really been useful to help Boris rebuild muscles in his rear legs.
The Foundation Fitness course helped me make sure Boris could properly do all of the required motions and behaviours. While Boris has not been able to do everything in each Fitness Monthy program, I have been able to extract exercises he is capable of doing and making good use of them. The Rear End Awareness course has been the most useful, and seems to be having the greatest positive impact on Boris' recovery. I've shown my vet and physiotherapist some of our videoed work, and they are very pleased with the types of exercises, and the improvements they can see in Boris each week.
The text and video for each exercise in the courses is very clear, and being able to review them multiple times helps me better understand what is expected. The online feedback for my own videos helps make proper adjustments to the exercises. Any physical limitations or issues are also identified and alternatives suggested until the dog is more capable. I'm really happy with the programs, and feedback during the course.
I'm really happy to be working with Bobbie during my dog's recovery, and look forward to keeping him in good shape in the future with the skills learned in these programs. I hope someday to take advantage of other programs as Boris becomes more capable of performing the activities.
~ Brent - London, Ontario, Canada