Forelimb Adduction

Forelimb Adduction

Place the theraband just above the elbow and as the dog walks provide a slight resistance to the shoulder adductors by pulling into shoulder abduction.
Walking with elastic band pull

Walking with elastic band pull

Tie the elastic band just above the ankle (or tarsal) joint. Another person puts gentle tension on the band behind the dog, with the band held close to the ground. Walk the dog forward, with each step resisted by the band. Be sure the band is not too tight or...
Ball exercise for front legs

Ball exercise for front legs

Good footing and traction are necessary, such as a yoga mat or carpet. The size of the ball or peanut should be based on the size of the dog and should encourage some weight shifting to the forelimbs. Generally two people are needed for this exercise if the dog is...
Assisted sit to stand

Assisted sit to stand

Using a harness or sling (or just your hands), assist the rear end of the dog to a standing position supporting the hind end. Keep them in a standing position until they tire and want to sit or lay back down. This exercise helps to start the process of learning how to...
Elastic band cranially on FL

Elastic band cranially on FL

Tie the elastic band just above the wrist (or carpal) joint. Another person puts gentle tension on the band while standing in front of the dog. Be certain the band is close to the ground. While walking the dog forward, each step is resisted by the band. Be sure the...