Coaching the Canine Athlete – Christine Zink Trainers Day

Published 25.04.13

Christine Zink is returning to the UK in the autumn and will be giving a 2 day seminar on “Coaching the Canine Athlete” at BCA Equestrian Centre, Maidenhead on Saturday the 31st of August and Sunday the 1st of September.

Christine Zink needs no introduction within the field of agility and jump training. She is the author of the bestselling book ‘Agility advantage’ and ‘Jump for joy.’

Our close friends at Physio-Vet have been integral in bringing Christine to the UK; having ran courses based in the north of England in 2011 and 2012. We are delighted to welcome Christine to the UK and most importantly to the south of the country to take part in this Fitzpatrick Learning Academy event.

She will take you through the recent developments in canine sports medicine, highlighting that a close working relationship with your vet is the key to determining if there is any issue with your dog.



The lecture series will focus on:

  • Canine Anatomy and Biomechanics
  • Canine Functional Locomotion, Gait Training & Lameness
  • Conditioning the Canine Athlete
  • Canine Sports Injuries: Causes, Prevention, Rehabilitation
  • How Dogs Jump: Jump Training, Problem Solving
  • Cooling mechanisms for canine athletes
  • Core stability exercises
  • Signs of final fatigue in dogs

Canine sports science and effective rehabilitation are fast becoming the future and the ‘norm’ for many agility competitors. The seminar has limited availability so book early to avoid disappointment. For information on how to register for the event please visit the Fitzpatrick Learning Academy where places on the course can be purchased using PayPal.

Fitzpatrick Learning Academy