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Why your IGP dog needs strength training fitness Jul 08, 2020

What can strength training improve in IGP?  Strength, Speed and Explosive Power!!!!

It will add explosiveness to recalls and send aways, will add power to the hurdle and the wall, and make the bite entries and drives stronger in protection!

If pictures are worth a thousand words, just see...

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Summer fun and fitness for IGP dogs Jun 24, 2020

                           

by Olga Baram, Certified Canine Athlete Specialist

IGP is all about balance of drives with control while maintaining your dog's proper emotions. Just like our training, the IGP specific...

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How to make high drive dogs performance safer during the hot months acclimation endurance heat overheating safety May 05, 2020

 By Olga Baram, Certified Canine Athlete Specialist

The focus of this article is mostly on how to achieve best performance in IGP in the hot months ahead while keeping our dogs as comfortable as possible and safe from overheating. And by the way, not just in the summer.  Our...

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Babying your Dog VS Using the Leader of the pack approach Mar 22, 2020
“My dog doesn’t listen to me, because I’m too soft with him”.
“My vet told me that a...
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Supplements for IGP dogs during pre-trial and trial season nutrition supplements Mar 02, 2020

I am often asked what I feed my dogs and what I do to keep my dog in such a great shape.  During pre-trial and trial season he glows and shows off his shiny coat and muscle definition. The truth is, a lot of it is genetics, and a lot is exercise along with raw diet 90 percent of...

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0 to 100 or how we went BH-IGP1-IGP2-IGP3 in under a year competition Dec 12, 2019

            

Just a little over 2 years ago I brought my little Bravo home from Kentucky.  It was a long trip with 7 hours at the terminal, the flight, and a 4 hour drive through the night after... We never stopped the traveling and he simply...

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Nick Vannerom of Dog Runner about different breeds in IGP and Sport Conditioning canine fitness igp specific conditioing igp world competition treadmill Jul 31, 2019

NICK VANNEROM 

Belgium

15 x World Championship Competitor
7 x National Champion IGP
5 x  National Vice Champion IGP
Trainer, Handler, Decoy and Coach
Seminar Worldwide
DogRunner Treadmills
Involved in IGP for 30 years

I met Nick a little less than 2 years ago, during his first visit to...

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IGP Warm-up for beginner dogs igp specific conditioning igp warm-up Jul 22, 2019

Do you know what minimizes the risk of injuries and improves your dog's performance on the field?  Just like the human athletes, they need a proper warm-up.  It increases their heart rate and warms up the muscles. And, when it's sport specific, it actually warms up "the right muscles" ,...

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10 Components of a Balanced Canine Conditioning Program Jul 05, 2019
By Starmark Animal Behavior Center, Inc. 

Conditioning the Canine Athlete 

The body of a canine athlete should be physically toned to enable him to perform and excel in whatever sport or task required of him. Though all dogs need daily exercise, ones who regularly work or...

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