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01-07-2005, 02:44 PM
how do u all fell about weighted collars or chains around your dogs neck when they excersise do they work in building neck and shoulder muscle or are they not that great
01-07-2005, 02:52 PM
They are the WORST thing you can do to a dog. They rarely "build up" a dog and only succeed in damaging their spinal column and neck alignment (same deal, I know...). Please do not use them...they were invented and are only supported by idiots who don't know what they are doing. Think about it...would you want something that is about a fifth to a quarter or your own wieght around your neck constantly?
Try a springpole, flirt pole, good ol' walking or jogging (perhaps a treadmill), or dragging around old tires (small and lighter at first) to build your dog up.
01-07-2005, 03:00 PM
i was under the impression that like a human working out if it is around ther neck when they are excersising it would help i know constant weight would hurt them. i am i wrong for thinking this way??????
01-07-2005, 03:44 PM
how do u all fell about weighted collars or chains around your dogs neck when they excersise do they work in building neck and shoulder muscle or are they not that greatI have attached chains to a collar to add resistance while walking (the dog drags the chains). Works great to add power. A twice a week thing later in the keep.
01-07-2005, 08:47 PM
Pepsi's suggestion I don't have a prob with (using the chain as part of an exercise routine, but not as a tie out). I'm simple disagreeing with the tying out of pit bulls with gigantic chains because "it makes them stronger"I still think there are better options for pulling (tires...actual weight pull), but that use of a chain doesn't sound too bad at all.
01-11-2005, 09:11 AM
besides that,wouldnt it start to work its way into the dogs neck kinda like a tight collar?if it was tied down with a heavy chain constantly?
Weighted Collars and heavy chains can be used effectively in conditioning. Moving a dog in keep to a heavy chain for 4 - 6 hours a day will help. Just like JCleve said not all the time. Weighted collars while walking or running a dog can help to, done in moderation. Also Never use any weighted equipment on dogs under 10 months ( I wait till 1 yr.) You can seriously damage there joints tendons & ligaments. & be careful not to overwork them bc the extra weight makes it easier for them to get hot.
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