Training and working with dogs can be rewarding and enhance the relationship between a dog and its owner. Injuries can occur as a result of physical exertion, underlying medical conditions or environmental conditions. Knowing the most common conditions affecting dogs during sport or work will prepare the dog owner and instructor to develop prevention strategies. Recognizing when an injury or illness requires emergency veterinary care will provide more effective treatment and peace of mind for everyone.
Recognize most common types of injuries seen in sport and performance dogs
Practice strategies for injury prevention
Review basic first aid assessment to determine how critical an injury or illness is