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Why I'm so excited about your "Get On the Ball" Program

Dandy Before Get On The BallDandy After Get On The Ball
The first photo was Dandy in September 2006 and the second photo was Dandy one year later.

My goal is to keep those legs strong and straight for the rest of his life.

Destinty & DandyThank you,
Mary Ann, Destiny & Dandy

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Bree now sports the doggie equivalent of 6 pack abs!

Bree on the BallI just want to tell you that Bree now sports the doggie equivalent of 6 pack abs! The ballwork has done wonders for her. She can stand, sit up (beg). I do her leg lifts on the ball and anything that requires balance. Exercise along with laser treatments have broken up the scar tissue along her psoas muscle.

Bree WeavingI work Bree once or twice a week on the ball to maintain. She is doing well in agility, very happy to be back working and I am keeping her at her preferred jump height of 16". It's not worth it to take her back to 20/22" as she is very happy where she is...she can go faster that way :).

I still have her on a light trial schedule...only 1 run a day...and she has just gotten back on the AFrame since the injury...it was the last piece of equipment to bring her back to.

I work my younger female on the ball also...may as well get her started on the right foot.

Thanks for all your help,

Ann & Bree

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Praise for "Get on the Ball" Seminar

Lance On The BallI attended your Get On the Ball seminar in Toledo, Ohio last year with my Dalmatian, Lance.  I have been working him and Sarge, my 13 year old Dalmatian, on the ball for most of the winter and I wanted to tell you how amazed I am at the difference in both of them.

Lance is developing great muscles in his rear and his core is so strong he looks like a body builder to me. 

Sarge was beginning to lose bladder control and he was having hard time going up and down steps.  When I started him on the ball he was like a wet noodle on it. He couldn’t hold a sit or a down—his legs just slid out from under him. Now he can sit on the ball for over 8 minutes, he does some bouncing side to side, sit-to-downs, and a few other moves. 

Sarge with the ballHe has not had one accident in the house since we started. At the training center he started to pee because I didn't let him out quick enough, but he was able to stop himself which would have never happened a month ago! Sarge is also able to go on our long walks again—before he could barley do one mile. Now, if its not to cold out, he can do four miles with Lance and me.

Thank you so much for such a great concept!  I recommend your ball all the time when people ask how I keep Lance in shape. I tell them to get a BALL and give them your website. 

Bridget

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Praise for "Get on the Ball" Seminar

It was excellent to attend your seminar yesterday in Seekonk. I learned a lot and now have the confidence to work Bug On The Ball by myself. I really enjoyed yesterday's seminars - particularly the Structure and Get On The Ball portions. When I got home last night bug offered to hop up on the ball by himself!

Julie and Bug

Praise for The Ball

Hi Deb!
I love the ball work!  With the exception of three days, I have worked the dogs on the ball every day since your seminar - they get fed their dinner on it -- ranging between 5 and 10 minutes. It took me three days just to get Sophie onto the ball but she's fine now.

Goretta, Kelsey, and Sophie

WOW! A big thanks for today's awesome "Get on the Ball" seminar!

I am so glad I was able to attend and I was beyond thrilled with the seminar content, style and presentation. Debbie's knowledge and love of dogs was evident in all she shared with us today. I can't wait to get started with all 3 of my dogs and I am so excited to have something to do with my girls that will be great exercise, conditioning, a confidence builder...and I don't even have to leave the house on these cold winter days :)

Once explained by Debbie, all of these exercises seem so simple, yet so powerful!! As an additional bonus, today's seminar has even inspired me to "get on the ball" and I will be using the ball for myself as well :)

Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you, Lise & Marcy, for taking the time to co-ordinate this seminar and for sharing the wonderful Debbie Gross Saunders with all of us!

Patti G.

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Praise for The Ball

I wanted to post my results so far with my two dogs doing Theraball work with them this winter. I have been religiously doing sessions with them 3 times per week. They are now doing 10 minute sessions. One of my dogs seemed to have a weak back as she would often have trigger points along her lower back after hard exercise. Now, the trigger points are far and few between!! (I also have a regimen I do with her on cool down and massage moves for her back specifically). My other dog had lost A LOT of rear leg muscle mass - even when she was more active last summer - she seemed to be loosing muscle - I wondered if it was because she was now 8 years old. But her muscle in her rear legs has gained dramatically!!

My dogs enjoy the heck out of their ball sessions - of course, lots of treats involved, so why not! ;-)

Thanks Debbie and Cleanrun for publishing the ongoing articles on ball work. Each one has given me another little exercise I hadn't thoughtof to do with them while on the ball.

Tracy, Maggie & Haley

Morgan and Connor demonstrate TheraBall Exercises

ConnorMorgan On The Ball

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