search and reasue

There are lots of ways to improve the fitness and conditioning of athletic and working dogs. This example is of the underwater treadmill (UWTM). The UWTM offers the cardiovascular benefits of the traditional land treadmill, but adds in the resistance of water to strengthen muscles and buoyancy to reduce the stress that gravity can put on joints during exercise. In addition to conditioning healthy dogs, it is used for the rehabilitation of injured or arthritic dogs. In this short video, Search and Rescue Dog Ben gets some exercise in the UWTM. 

This adorable little pup may save your life someday. She is part of a program that trains dogs for detection jobs such as search and rescue, explosives detection, diabetes alert, etc.. The pups are selected for jobs based upon their individual talents. The right dog for the right job! We wonder what job she will choose!

This adorable little pup may save your life someday. She is part of a program that trains dogs for detection jobs such as search and rescue, explosives detection, diabetes alert, etc.. The pups are selected for jobs based upon their individual talents. The right dog for the right job! We wonder what job she will choose!