Daily activity is necessary for all dogs, and for most, increasing the level of activity is safe. However, for some dogs a visit to the veterinarian may be necessary. Similar to the Par-Q that you and/or the dog handler are required to complete prior to participating in Pooch Partners’ activities, it is equally important to know some basic health information about your dog before changing their exercise regime.
The Pooch Par-Q below was developed by Pooch Partners with veterinarian input as recommended by the Canadian Veterinarian Medical Association (CVMA). It asks some basic questions about your dog to help determine if it is safe to increase his/her daily level of activity.
Please read each question carefully and answer each honestly.
Pooch Partners and their agents assume no liability for persons who choose to let their dog participate in Pooch Partners’ activities. If you are concerned about your dog’s health after completing this questionnaire, please consult your veterinarian prior to commencing physical activity.