Exercises for Dogs

Updated: 4/8/24
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Strengthening and Toning Exercises

Dr. Leilani Alvarez, Director of the Tina Santi Flaherty Rehabilitation and Fitness Service at the Animal Medical Center, demonstrates five strengthening and toning exercises to do with your dog at home.

These exercises are for healthy dogs without injury. Be sure to check with your veterinarian before starting any exercise regimen with your pet.

  • Sit to Stand
  • Down to Stand
  • Standing Up
  • Backing Up or Walking Backwards
  • Three Leg Stand

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