Sports Dogs

Sports medicine and investigation of poor performance.

The emerging field of sports medicine for dogs encompasses all aspects of caring for our very special companions competing in active disciplines such as agility, obedience, flyball or canicross. It also incorporates fitness training, body conditioning and prevention of injury.

Many of our sporting dogs are high drive and will often continue training and competing despite an injury. This may manifest as reduced performance, just having an off day, or lack of drive.

We have a multi dimensional approach to investigating and treating injuries and poor performance. Emma has recently qualified with  CCRP - a canine rehab & treatment program, making hands on investigation of the dog more indepth.  We can also advise on fitness and conditioning programs tailored to the needs of your particular dog and discipline. We have successfully rehabilitated dogs after injury back to the highest level of competition both in the UK and internationally.

Emma Fretwell has been involved in agility since 2008 including 7 years internationally on the British Agility team. She has been Chiropractor for team GB since 2009 and has a broad range of experience in injury rehabilitation and management of dogs during international travel and high level competition.

We run clinics at shows and other locations around the country- please see Facebook or the news section for further information about upcoming clinics.

We also regularly treat dogs from many other disciplines such as obedience, showing, field trials, working gun dogs, flyball, heel work to music, canicross and sled dog events.

For all the different sports that are available to do with your dog, we offer a preseason check and a post season check. This way they dog is in its best shape to start the season, and has a check up at the end too so the rest phase is there to recuperate and heal, best to get checked before the down time begins...