Therapy ball work is great for improving a dog’s conditioning, balance, self awareness and core strength. It can help dogs get fit for their favorite activities, from an easy game of fetch to hunting.
What Do Therapy Ball Exercises Do?
Therapy balls are used for dogs that have suffered an injury, are recovering from illness, have arthritis, or need to increase their fitness. Workouts entail stretching by rolling the ball, and use of targeted muscle groups and joints by changing stance and shifting weight. It can also increase core strength by targeting the muscles involved in posture and motion.
Benefits to Ball Work:
- Exercise and strengthening muscles without stressing joints
- Bone and tissue recovery
- Weight management and weight loss
- Improved balance and coordination
- Core muscle strengthening