Stretching is used in the athletics world and means that a section of a limb
is deliberately moved into a certain position, actively and slowly.
pictures below show how to stretch a dog. The exercises are done when the
dog is calm and relaxed.
dog must be physically and functionally healthy, and have a good fitness
level for you to be able to start stretching it.
objective of stretching is of course to prevent injury, and is a must for
competitive dogs and working dogs. Pet dogs however also benefit from having
the various muscle groups stretched.
Stretching is to be part of the dog's general care. When a muscle or muscle
group is stretched, it is lengthened and blood circulation increases, which