Cavaletti Rails May Aid Dogs with the Following Conditions:
- Joint or limb injury
- Neurological dysfunction
The cavaletti forces the dog to step up and over a bar low off the ground. This requires the dog to have proprioceptive awareness (knowledge of foot placement), coordination, balance, range of motion and flexibility in limb joints.
The Senior Pet
Senior pets can benefit from cavaletti work. As pets age, their muscles and nerves are slower to respond, causing them to trip and stumble. The cavaletti helps senior pets use those pathways, regain awareness (particularly of their hind feet), and increase joint mobility.