The Agility Dog Health Network is a platform to encourage collaboration among individuals engaged in evidence-based discovery and innovation to enhance the health of dogs competing in canine agility and to disseminate that information to agility participants.
What is the relationship between the duration or intensity of your daily activities with your dog (agility training, hiking, playing, or anything else) and the risk of injury to your dog? How many A-frames or jumps are “enough” for one day or one week?
Lots of people have opinions, but there is very little information or real data to answer these important questions, in part because we have no valid way to “measure” the daily activity load for dogs. Researchers associated with the Agility Dog Health Network recently received funds from the American Kennel Club’s Canine Health Foundation to test a web-based tool in which agility dog handlers can quickly and easily report a “rating of perceived exertion” for agility-specific training activities and for all daily activities. We need your help to make this happen.
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