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Old 12-13-2012, 09:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Can you please take a look at him on the treadmill and tell me if his gait looks ok?
Very much appreciate the feedback.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks OK to me, are you worried about something? He's not actually gaiting but I don't see anything wrong, looks like he's enjoying it. I need one of these!
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I meant the way he is moving. I need to look up the definition of gait as it relates to dogs.
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hello , good morning . dog does not look like he is enjoying it. too tired, heavy on feet, looks like he needs a drink . he looks taxed in his movement . falls a little hard on his right forelimb - toes out -- double tracks -- hard to see because there is just a minor glimpse of him from the side -- dog is pacing - often the movement chosen when exhausted

this dog is pacing
these dogs are trotting

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I meant the way he is moving. I need to look up the definition of gait as it relates to dogs.
Looks like he toes out east/west a bit but a lot of dogs do (mine does and he LOVES to go jogging or biking). Gaiting is a faster movement, like when they have all four feet off the ground.
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hello , good morning . dog does not look like he is enjoying it. too tired, heavy on feet, looks like he needs a drink . he looks taxed in his movement . falls a little hard on his right forelimb - toes out -- double tracks -- hard to see because there is just a minor glimpse of him from the side -- dog is pacing - often the movement chosen when exhausted
The limping is what I thought I was seeing.


This was toward the end of the treadmill session, so he was indeed tired-- perhaps I should shorten the sessions, if you think he seems too exhausted.

Or maybe rest him for a few days?


You say he is pacing-- if I turn the speed up much more than that he has a hard time keeping up. I don't think I have ever actually seen him able to trot on the treadmill... He also sloppy sits sometimes. I am thinking I might have the beginning of a problem.
I guess I'll get him on there with better lighting and see what is going on.
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How is he out in the open? Like will he go jogging on leash or is he always reluctant? If he jogs fine outside maybe it's just boring on the treadmill. It would be easier to evaluate the movement from the side.
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This is outside after about 20 minutes of fetch.
I am wondering if he is supposed to have more stamina.
Hans is tired - YouTube
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I had one who was East West like this and it did impact both stamina and agility (he was fairly clumsy)........
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What immediately caught my attention was his front paws which definitely seems to effect his movement.. he doesn't look too comfortable.
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