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Maverick PT Pictures

March 8, 2014

Look at those sweet eyes

Maverick wants to let everyone know just how important PT is to him and how NOT scary it is!

Mmmm, coooookie!

You get cookies all the time and if you’re smart you insist you need chicken, cheese, or even steak to keep your attention. Usually though, he does it for the fun.

Practicing his doggie yoga

Doing all your homework is super important to success at PT. If you don’t do your stretching and massage at home then that flexibility and balance you’ve worked so hard for can go away in a matter of weeks or months. I’m not sure what stretch that is, but it seems to be a favorite of Mav’s, lol. It really doesn’t take long, just a few minutes before bed when you’re snuggling on the couch anyway is all you need.

Setting up for his wobble board exercise

Maverick loves his wobble board and we recently upgraded his difficulty to include a donut. Now he really gets to stretch and balance at the same time.

On the board and working it

Lisa works Mav to really engage his abdominals so he has to work to balance. You can see from his tail that he loves this!

Working on the see-saw

Working on different surfaces is important for Tripawds, they need to have more confidence than any other dog that their foot placement will hold. The see-saw has improved his trust and now he goes over the obstacle without even thinking about it.

Foot placement is just as important as balance

Foot placement and body awareness really helps, this one is a toughie.

Look at those abs!

All that hard work really pays off, look at that core work! Mav can now balance on his hind legs for a full 20 seconds! You can see the orange cones in the background (cavaletties), Lisa uses these to teach Maverick to separate his hind legs instead of bunny hopping everywhere. The underwater treadmill is in the back too; we haven’t used that one yet but Mav tries to check it out every time. The blue flooring is a special shock-absorbing floor that cushions precious joints.

So you can see that physical therapy isn’t scary at all and it really is a whole lot of fun!

5 Responses to “Maverick PT Pictures”

  1. Angela said:

    Maverick looks great!! So happy and playful! Keep it up 🙂

    Cody and Family

  2. benny55 said:

    Of course the best part of this postis seeing pictures of Maverick and how well he’s doing!! So darn cute!!

    The second best part is seeing the PT in action!! Very, very informative and educational! Wonderful traning tools and techniques.
    My favorite is Maverick’s “yoga pose” he’s practicing withnyou n the sofa!

    He’s just adorable! His coloring is beautiful too!

    Keep it up Maverick! You’re doing great!!
    Hugs and love!

    Sally and Happy Hannah

  3. benny55 said:

    H gosh!! The first two photos didn’t show up til now! What a great head shot these are!! OMD!! He is soooooo precious!! These need to be n the cover of a magazine!! Really!

  4. jerry said:

    You Rock! I love love love this update! That workout sure looks tough but I’ll bet you don’t even notice ’cause you’re having so much fun huh? Can’t wait to hear more about it on Tripawd Talk Radio!

  5. maggie said:

    Hi Mandy!
    I just listened to the tripawd talk radio with you and your rehab person(sorry I forgot her name). You are so lucky(and so is Maverick) to have her expertise and being able to work with her! You rock and so does Maverick!

    That ladder exercise with the balance discs under it..WOW! That is TOUGH for a tripawd! You are one strong pup, Maverick!

    Tracy & Spirit Maggie

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