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03/07/2014

SWIMMING AS A TRAINING TOOL!

Swimming is a great form of exercise to use when training your dog! Though he will think it’s just plain…

Bogart the swimming Bullmastiff

Swimming is a great form of exercise to use when training your dog! Though he will think it’s just plain fun, there are also many wonderful physical and neurological benefits to swimming. This low impact exercise will promote strong muscles, increase circulation and endurance, and even boost his confidence!

Water provides a natural resistance that forces your dog to work harder to swim than he has to when walking or running. This additional effort will result in improved muscular strength and tone. Strong, toned muscles will protect him against injuries that may happen during normal exercise on land. The water will also help to loosen any tight muscles or joint stiffness your dog is experiencing  from a concentrated training program.

Swimming also increases your dog’s range of motion, thereby enhancing his balance and coordination. The re-education of his muscles improves his agility. Additionally, you can ensure his bones are kept strong by combining swimming with other types of exercise to sustain good bone density.

Lastly, swimming provides a form of physical activity that will burn calories and increase your dog’s metabolic rate. In combination with a good diet, swimming can help dogs achieve their optimum weights.

Watch as Bogart takes a dip in the swimming pool at Alpha Dog Club. Go Bogart!!

We also provide all of our campers a state of the art swimming pool when they come to doggie day care in Richmond, VA!

Dog Fun

08/27/2018

2018 Dog-Friendly Fall Events and Festivals Around Richmond

Richmond dogs are lucky! There are so many places they can go with their humans! Festivals, restaurants, parks… you name…

Dog Training

08/30/2013

OUR 4-LEGGED CHILDREN

Probably one of the worst things we can do is treat our dog like he/she is human. It’s hard to…

Dog Fun

10/17/2016

Belly Rubs

Not to appear arrogant or boastful, but we at Holiday Barn consider ourselves to be experts on belly rubbing. Yeah……