The Family Foundation School and the Dog Corps. hosted a seminar June 29th and 30thwith Eagle Valley Search dogs thanks to a grant from the American Kennel Club CAR foundation written by Jennifer Culver. The seminar brought up Dr. Cindy Otto DVM, PhD. from the Penn Vet Working Dog Center in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, and Dr. Ann Caulfield VMD, CCRP, CVA a rehabilitation specialist.
The two day seminar was a combination of classroom training on body and muscle conditioning and nutrition of our canine partners, massage, warm up and cool down exercises, and much more. We were then able to take what we learned to the gym and practice with our pups! The team was able to show us numerous exercises we can work on with our dogs (working and non-working alike) to help with proprioception, strength, and core balance.
We had a total of 13 handlers, 25 dogs, and 5 students participate.
The canine copilot pack was there in force, including all the working dogs and even little Kaze.