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misunderstanding. Many times the therapy was appropriate but the expectations of either the practitioner or the client were not realistic. One last cautionary comment about finding a practitioner qualified to work on your dog: Each state regulates who is allowed to work on animals and most non-veterinary practitioners must work under the supervision (not necessarily directly) or guidance of a veterinarian. The laws vary from state to state and if there is any question please contact your state’s veterinary board. There are many additional alternative modalities that have not been mentioned here. The American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association lists veterinary practitioners and also details which therapies they use. Your regular veterinarian can also be a potential source of information regarding alternative therapies. Often they know of a colleague who uses alternative therapies or have heard of good practitioners through another client. The resources are out there; sometimes it requires a little networking to find a practitioner that can meet your and your dog’s needs. Alternative medicine offers the canine athlete some interesting and exciting possibilities for maximizing health and performance. It is important to stress that there is not any one methodology that works for all patients and each practitioner has a different set of skills. Remember that each of our dogs is an individual and needs to be looked at from a unique perspective. We can help our companions achieve their full potential by using alternative therapies along with Western medicine. Bodies have amazing potential to heal and by using many tools together you can achieve the results you want and keep your dogs running. Resources for finding a Certified Practitioner American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association www.ahvma.org American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture www.aava.org International Veterinary Acupuncture Society www.ivas.org American Veterinary Chiropractic Association www.animalchiropractic.org Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy www.theavh.org Veterinary Botanical Medical Association (herbal medicine) www.vbma.org Certified Canine Rehabilitation practitioners (University of Tennessee) www.canineequinerehab.com Certified Canine Rehabilitation practitioners (Canine Rehabilitation Institute) www.caninerehabinstitute.com D Julie A. Roos, DVM, is an integrative veterinarian who believes in using medicine from Eastern and Western traditions and is currently practicing in Brimfield and South Hadley, Massachusetts. Dr. Roos has practiced acupuncture, chiropractic, and herbal medicine for the last five years and has begun to practice sports medicine. She lives with two dogs that have the heart but lack the body to support agility activity, and with her fabulous husband as well. Contact her at jardvm@yahoo.com. March 08 | Clean Run 45
http://www.ahvma.org http://www.aava.org http://www.ivas.org http://www.animalchiropractic.org http://www.theavh.org http://www.vbma.org http://www.canineequinerehab.com http://www.caninerehabinstitute.com http://www.flatcreekstudios.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Clean Run Magazine - March 2008

Clean Run Magazine - March 2008
Contents
Editorializing: An Anthropologist at a Dog Show
Tip of the Month
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Agility…
Backyard Dogs
Give Your Dog a Running Start
On Course with Ronda Carter
Trainer’s Forum
How to Get the Most from Your Agility Classes
Foundation Fundamentals: Restrained Recalls and Chase Games
What Is a Handling System?
Pre-Agility Skills: Laying the Foundation, Part 1
Alternative Medicine for Your Canine Athlete: Navigating the Options
Agility? Deaf-initely!
When Pigs Fly: Agility Success with “Impossible” Dogs
Skill of the Month
Shelter Champs: Sadie
Spy Kids: Goals to Prepare for Competition
Distance Challenge
Focus on Recalls
Cece’s Gym Exercise of the Month: Back and Trunk Strengthening
In Cider
Letters
Course Diagram Keys
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - Clean Run Magazine - March 2008
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 2
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - Contents
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 4
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - Editorializing: An Anthropologist at a Dog Show
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - Tip of the Month
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Agility…
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - Backyard Dogs
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 9
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 10
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - Give Your Dog a Running Start
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 12
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 13
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 14
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 15
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 16
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 17
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - On Course with Ronda Carter
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 19
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 20
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 21
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - Trainer’s Forum
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 23
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 24
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - How to Get the Most from Your Agility Classes
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 26
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 27
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 28
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - Foundation Fundamentals: Restrained Recalls and Chase Games
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 30
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 31
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 32
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - What Is a Handling System?
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 34
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 35
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 36
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 37
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - Pre-Agility Skills: Laying the Foundation, Part 1
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 39
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 40
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 41
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 42
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - Alternative Medicine for Your Canine Athlete: Navigating the Options
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 44
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 45
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - Agility? Deaf-initely!
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 47
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 48
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 49
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - When Pigs Fly: Agility Success with “Impossible” Dogs
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 51
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 52
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 53
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 54
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 55
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - Skill of the Month
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 57
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 58
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - Shelter Champs: Sadie
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 60
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 61
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 62
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - Spy Kids: Goals to Prepare for Competition
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 64
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 65
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 66
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 67
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 68
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - Distance Challenge
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 70
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 71
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 72
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - Focus on Recalls
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - Cece’s Gym Exercise of the Month: Back and Trunk Strengthening
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 75
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 76
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - In Cider
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 78
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 79
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 80
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - Letters
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - Course Diagram Keys
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 83
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 84
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