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Overtraining?

Discussion in 'Training & Behavior' started by Fl0w, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. Fl0w

    Fl0w Pup

    I have a little question, maybe some here could have the answer. Sometimes when i train my dog I can see his back legs "shake" a bit after a workout.

    It would happen mostly when I ask him to drag weight or to run up/down hill for a while. When he stop if I put my hand on his back legs I can feel them "shaking" a bit for something like 30s, maybe 1min.

    Is that a sign of overtraining or something?
     
  2. slim12

    slim12 CH Dog Staff Member

    I had a female (Patrick's Kasai X Fat Bill's Miss Two Eyes) that had something that sounds similar.

    It did not happen every time but it did on occasion. Granted, she was the furthest thing from a hard worker but there were a few mornings when she sprinted a number of times in a row she had some mild trembling in her hind legs.

    I'd take a few seconds to rub on her and talk her down a little and it stopped.

    She was lazy as all get out and the only thing that motivated her was another dog that she thought she could get 'close to'.

    I put it pretty much to being all 'geeked' up after the other dog and the continual frustration.

    She performed after each time and I never seen where it hindered her.

    I never dug any deeper than that.

    S
     
  3. Fl0w

    Fl0w Pup

    Thank you for the insight Slim!

    It happen to him really only when he drag some weight or when he run up/down hill for a while. Never see that while doing any other work.

    For example this Saturday he ran 3*11min up/down hill with a 5min break after each row. Then I walk him for a good 30min before asking him to drag weight. During the time he was draging, each time he stopped to take a breath i could really see and feel his hind leg trembling.
    I did the same as you did, I rub on him for a minute, trying to calm him down a bit before letting him continu his work.
    Thought it was maybe overtraining but the day after he was more than fine and ran the mill as he would do any other day...
     

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