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Grow Young with Your Dog

By Mary Debono
Mary Debono is a successful Feldenkrais practitioner who works with both humans and animals. She creatively applies the principles of the Feldenkrais Method to her work with dogs creating simple and powerful process that can improve your dogs health and behavior.

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By Mary Debono
Mary Debono is a successful Feldenkrais practitioner who works with both humans and animals. She creatively applies the principles of the Feldenkrais Method to her work with dogs creating simple and powerful process that can improve your dogs health and behavior.
Mary carefully leads the reader through gentle exercises (she calls Debonomoves) to improve their dog's functioning and to enrich the connection between the humans and their canine companions. Eventually she invites the humans into the process of stress reduction and improved health, leading to the feeling of "growing younger" mentioned in the title. Each chapter has engagingly written stories about Mary's impressive work with specific challenged animals. This is a fun and assessable hands-on book.
  • Chapter One: A Canine Mission Impossible?
    -A Poodle On a Mission
    -Guidelines for Doing the Exercises
    -Are You Really Comfortable
    -Key Points of Chapter One

  • Chapter Two: A Healing Connection Helps an Older Dog Walk Again
    -Rocky Improves - And So Do I
    -Connected Breathing
    -The Healing Power of Connection
    -Human Exercise #1: Deeper Breath, Lighter Hands
    -Getting to Know Your Dog in a New Way
    -Human Exercise #2: Improve Your Walking by Lying Down
    -Key Points of Chapter Two

  • Chapter Three: Improved Back Flexibility Got These Dogs Moving Again
    -Cassie Overcomes Spinal Arthritis
    -Recovering from a Chronic Muscle Injury
    -Human Exercise #3: Easier Sitting
    -Make It All About You and Your Dog
    -Back Lifts
    -Ribcage Rolls
    -Human Exercise #4: Lengthen Your Hamstrings Without Stretching
    -Key Points of Chapter 3

  • Chapter Four: Getting Rid of a Pain in the Neck
    -A Neck Injury Doesn't Stop this Canine Athlete
    -Learning for Life
    -Human Exercise #5: Stirring the Soup
    -Ribcage Circles
    -Shoulder and Ribcage Circles
    -Human Exercise #6: Turning Toward a Supple Spine
    -Key Points of Chapter Four

  • Chapter Five: What Do Torn Knee Ligaments, Arthritis, and Habits Have in Common?
    -Sonny Heals His Torn Knee Ligament
    -Jackson Stops Arthritis in Its Tracks
    -Scanning Your Dog's Body
    -Human Exercise #7: Hip and Shoulder Circles
    -Hip and Shoulder Circles
    -When Good Habits Go Bad
    -Taking Off Your Pants Can Keep You Nimble
    -Think Yourself Younger
    -Key Points of Chapter Five

  • Chapter Six: From Hip Dysplasia to Agility
    -A Young Dog Overcomes Hip Dysplasia
    -Managing Hip Dysplasia in the Active Dog
    -How to Help an Anxious or Distracted Dog
    -Human Exercise #8: Making Time for Freer Hips
    -Human Exercise #9: Sitting on a Clock
    -Muscle Lifts
    -Muscle Rolls
    -Key Points of Chapter Six

  • Chapter Seven: Enhancing the Life of the Older Dog
    -Geriatric Dog Learns How to Wag Her Tail Again
    -Hope for an Older Dog Who Could No Longer Stand
    -Lumbar Lifts
    -Lumbar Circles
    -Add More Time to Your Life … And More Life to Your Time
    -The Seven Suggestions
    -Exercise #10: Better Posture Effortlessly
    -Key Points of Chapter Seven

  • Chapter Eight: Human Exercises
    -Human Exercise #1: Deeper Breath, Lighter Hands
    -Human Exercise #2: Improve Your Walking by Lying Down
    -Human Exercise #3: Easier Sitting
    -Human Exercise #4: Lengthen Your Hamstrings Without Stretching
    -Human Exercise #5: Stirring the Soup
    -Human Exercise #6: Turning Toward a Supple Spine
    -Human Exercise #7: Hip and Shoulder Circles
    -Human Exercise #8: Making Time for Freer Hips
    -Human Exercise #9: Sitting on a Clock
    -Human Exercise #10: Better Posture Effortlessly

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