Exercise Ball Exercises

Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by MericoX, May 14, 2012.

  1. MericoX

    MericoX Roos, Poos, & a Wog!

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2007
    Messages:
    5,326
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    In depression
    Looking for exercises to help strengthen knees.
    Kiba is not having any problems, but I finally picked one up after the last one popped and want to help prevent any issues by strengthening (or whatever it's called).
     
  2. el_pic

    el_pic Technocat

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2010
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Austin Texas
    Jumping catch w ball.
    My Sheltie will catch ball on fly or 1 bounce jumping for it.
    You might also try Flying Disk.
     
  3. Cali Mae

    Cali Mae Little dog, big voice

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2011
    Messages:
    907
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Occupation:
    5
    Location:
    Canada
    My obedience trainer had an exercise ball designed for dogs and she let us try it out one class.. basically, she'd just set the dog on it, and wiggle and move the ball underneath.. and she'd practice downs and sits on it as the dog got more balanced. I'm not too sure about any other ones though.
     
  4. elegy

    elegy overdogged

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2006
    Messages:
    7,720
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Home Page:
    You have to be really careful with that because any time a dog comes down on just his hind legs, you're risking a bad knee injury.

    I don't know that there are any specific exercises for *knees* on the ball. I use it mostly for core strength. Have the dog stand on the ball while you stabilize it. Bounce it a little bit. Rock it front to back and side to side. Pick one of the dog's feet up and have them balance on just three feet. Rotate feet (front feet and back feet). Pick up opposite feet (right front, left rear for example) and have the dog balance on just the two feet.

    Sit to stands both on the floor and on the ball. Things like walking through ladders and over cavaletti.

    Ummmm... with Luce I do range of motion stuff because she's got some significant arthritis in her knees.
     
  5. Shai

    Shai & the Muttly Crew

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2009
    Messages:
    6,216
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    If you check out the FitPaws page they have some suggestions for exercises as well...with videos.
     

Share This Page