Tennis court exercise? - German Shepherd Dog Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-06-2014, 01:07 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
annap24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Northeast GA
Posts: 364
Tennis court exercise?

How many of you guys take your dogs to a tennis court to play fetch or let them exercise? I live in an apartment, so I take Reagan and my lab mix Bandit to the tennis courts for fetch and play time with each other 2-3 times a day. They absolutely love it. However, Reagan always tears her carpal pads from stopping suddenly on the ground. Does this happen to anyone else's dog? If so, how do you handle it? I thought about trying musher's secret or a similar product.
annap24 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-06-2014, 11:16 AM
Crowned Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3,753
tennis courts with hard surface? imho, bad for feet and joints. clay courts, i would think the dogs would ruin the court
huntergreen is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-06-2014, 02:01 PM
Crowned Member
 
arycrest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 9,805
I'm kind of surprised that your apartment allows dogs to play on their tennis courts. Personally I'd try to find another location with a more "dog friendly" surface to play ball with your guys since Regan is always tearing her pads on the court's surface.

Gayle, Faith, Ledgie, Scooby
At the Bridge: Andy, Abbey, Tasha, Tex, Echo, Yukon, JR, Too, Niki, Bo, Ringer, Kelly, Honey, Mac, Slider & Bruiser
arycrest is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-06-2014, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
annap24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Northeast GA
Posts: 364
My apartment complex is very pet friendly, which I'm grateful for. A lot of people here take their dogs to the tennis courts to let them run/play. We have an apartment dog park, but it's very small (about 1/4 the size of the tennis courts) and people bring unruly dogs there so I try to avoid it. Reagan tears her pads about once every 2-3 weeks, but my other dog is never bothered. I'm going to look for another off-leash area I can take them to that isn't a dog park.
annap24 is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-06-2014, 02:34 PM
Crowned Member
 
arycrest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 9,805
Quote:
Originally Posted by annap24 View Post
... Reagan tears her pads about once every 2-3 weeks, but my other dog is never bothered. I'm going to look for another off-leash area I can take them to that isn't a dog park.
This sounds like an excellent solution for dealing with poor Regan's torn pads.

Gayle, Faith, Ledgie, Scooby
At the Bridge: Andy, Abbey, Tasha, Tex, Echo, Yukon, JR, Too, Niki, Bo, Ringer, Kelly, Honey, Mac, Slider & Bruiser
arycrest is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-06-2014, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
annap24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Northeast GA
Posts: 364
Quote:
Originally Posted by arycrest View Post
This sounds like an excellent solution for dealing with poor Regan's torn pads.
What I don't understand is she doesn't seem to be in any pain or discomfort. Her foot pads are fine, just her carpal pads look raw from time to time. It doesn't stop her from playing and running and she never limps afterwards. I don't know if it doesn't hurt her or if she just doesn't care.
annap24 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome