Debbie Dust has been interested in fitness and conditioning for the last
several years. When her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Rylie was given
an individualized fitness program that helped him not only compete, but win 2018 AAC Western Regionals without any sign of the shoulder soreness he had experienced previously, she was motivated to learn more.
Debbie has been taking courses with the intention of becoming a Certified Professional Canine Fitness Trainer ( CPCFT). She has completed the instruction portion of the course and is currently working on case studies. In an unregulated field, this particular program appealed to her because it was instructed by Debbie Gross Torraca who has extensive experience in both human and canine rehabilitation.
Topics that will be covered include:
1. Components of a good fitness program
2. Basic exercises and how to progress them
-Developing an appropriate conditioning program for your dog.
-Importance of warm up and cool down as well as sample warm up and cool down routines.
We will be able to get to into some sport specific requirements - obviously agility, but also conformation, rally, and dock diving if we have anyone interested.
Have a new puppy? Considering auditing, a great way to learn future skills you can use without all the repetition which may not be age appropriate.
PET FIRST AID SEMINAR WITH
NICOLE BROWN RVT
A great success! Thank you Nicole for sharing your knowledge with us!
Middlesex Agility Club is hosting a Pet First Aid Seminar with instructor Nicole Brown. Nicole is a graduate of Ridgetown College University of Guelph and a Registered Veterinary Technician with more than 20 years of experience. Currently, she manages two busy veterinary clinics in London.
Early in her career, Nicole developed a passion for teaching others and sharing knowledge. She started her agility career by accident with her Great Dane, Ebony in 2008. An unlikely partner, Ebony taught Nicole to appreciate the efforts our dogs put into playing the game with us. Ensuring we look after their bodies and properly caring for any issues that arise is foremost her mind each time she steps to the line with her canine partners.
Nicole is looking forward to welcoming you to the new Oak West Animal Clinic for this seminar. Topics will include: wound care, identifying an emergency, tick removal, bandaging, nail care and CPR. Each participant will receive a small first aid kit. ****Please remember though, nothing substitutes your Veterinarian in an emergency and unclear situations.
Legions For Lucas 3nd Annual Fun-Match and Raffle!
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
The Fun Match and Raffle was another success due to the open hearts of a fabulous community. This year we managed to raise about $4500 to fight Cystic Fibrosis on behalf of Lucas and thousands like him. We managed to top last years earnings by almost $1000! We are speechless. We look forward to a day when we can hold this Match for another great cause because the enemy will have been defeated. Until then, thank you again for your support and we will see you again next year.
If you were unable to join us and haven't already done so, please consider donating to Lucas' page on the CF Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History 'Legions for Lucas', found here
How cute is this guy? He is owned by Chevy, Twitch and Swerve, the Agility Dogs and they want him to be their future Junior Handler but they need your help! Their 'Kid' was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at two weeks of age and they are trying to help find a cure so Lucas will be able to run them. Lucas' everyday medical therapy consists of ten pill, two liquids, saline spray up the nose and respiratory physiotherapy 2 - 3 times per day plus more medication if he gets sick. Per his Mom Kara, 'No child should have to work so hard to breathe'.
To date, Legions for Lucas has raised a total $28 806 for CF, of that, the two Fun-Match and Raffle have raised $6 745. This year we would love to add to that total!
Your donations were responsible for increasing life expectancy about one year and helping to launch two exciting new drugs. Lucas' Mom, Kara Farwell and Dad, Aaron Robertson will again be joining the Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History At Greenway Park in London, Sunday, May 26th.
If you are unable to join us and haven't already done so, please consider donating to Lucas' page on the CF Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History 'Legions for Lucas', found HERE