do you have any pictures that you can post of him as a pup?
I don't think this is something that he will grow out of -- but you can exaggerate it by straining him in this repetitive motion. 30 to 40 minutes is too long . Do 5 minutes slow walk several times a day . In between do some stretching excercises like yoga - lengthening the muscles, or warmups that a ballerina would do - also lengthening the muscles . The dog at sit - or comfortable stand , take that front leg, cupping the elbow with your palm and push gently , slowly up , slightly rocking so stretch, release (a bit) stretch more, release a bit - two inches forward , one inch back just to give you an idea of the degrees at which you are moving back and forth . Do this till you feel tightness, just go back to the just before , hold , and then rock that arm forward in little stretches. Then you are going to reverse . Instead of that front leg extending out you are going to slowly draw it backwards trying to get that elbow as high (back) as it will go. Do this all the way around, including the rear.
For muscular tension over the back , have dog stand, take index of right and left and feel the muscular band just under the spine , press in lightly , both sides simultaneously , go down entire body moving along in 4 inch progressions . You will feel the tension , when it relaxes, and will see a flick response elsewhere in the body. There is a neurological test if you press on one foot another foot will respond with movement -- this indicates a faulty wiring - is it DM this test is for ???
Last edited by carmspack; 12-13-2012 at 04:23 PM.