The Agility Advantage (Health and Fitness for the Canine Athlete), by Chris Zink, is a prize-winning book. It’ss great to see a comprehensive book on dog agility, by an expert, being so recognized.
Here is what’s in the book… quite a range of topics:
Introduction to the Agility Dog
How Dogs Look
How Dogs Move
Picking a Performance Partner
Your Pup and Parvo
Early Spay-Neuter: Considerations for the Canine Athlete
What Is an Ideal Weight?
Exercise for Agility Dogs
Exercise: How Much and What Kind?
To Tread or Not to Tread
Front Leg Exercises
Fetch and Tug
Before and After Exercise
I Can’t Run
Musculoskeletal Problems: Diagnosis, Treatment,
Recommended Health Checks
Darn Those Slats!
Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture: Prevention and Repair
Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rehabilitation
Hyperextension of the Hock
Diseases and Conditions of Agility Dogs
Hot, Hot, Hot
Best Exercise to Promote Longevity
Author Christine Zink is both a veterinarian and a Ph.D. She consults on many aspects of sports medicine for dogs and she is skilled at creating training and conditioning programs for individual dogs. She teaches workshops too. I was impressed that she has won over seventy title in agility, obedience, tracking, and conformation with a wide variety of dogs. She has also written several other books.
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