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Conditioning a pup

Discussion in 'Sports & Activities' started by GrChPitBitch, May 25, 2004.

  1. GrChPitBitch

    GrChPitBitch Big Dog

    How should I go about conditioning my pup?? She is 6.5 months... She has a show in July... I wanted to have her looking her best....

  2. Bubba

    Bubba Top Dog

    No need to condition a 6.5 mos old pup, the judge knows that its a pup class, let the pup be a pup and you'll be better off...

  3. gator

    gator Big Dog

    Feed it and let it grow and be a puppy.
  4. J.W

    J.W Pup

    No conditioning just play with your pup and feed it goods.
  5. Onac

    Onac Pup

    to date there are many good books out there on the raising of pups and young dogs. an abundance of knowledge can be gained from simply reading a book. i would recommend you to purchase a pit bull book of some sort. there are many out there. if you want a ref. or want to read some of the same book owned by myself, then pm me. and i will give you a list.
  6. What age CAN you start conditioning?
  7. Bubba

    Bubba Top Dog

    You CAN start at anytime...but it can be harmful to start young, as bones, joints, etc. etc. aren't fully formed yet and an injury to a young dog can be devatating as the dog gets older and may never heal correctly...

    If I was gonna start conditioning a young dog, I would wait until its at least 12mos old...
  8. I guess I have 4 more months to go:cool:
  9. BDK

    BDK oo7

    may i ask why do you want to condition the pup . you need to feed it nuture it and just let him or her grow into a dog.tthe you can condition it .buy ed farons book the complete game dog best book for the money for begginers lots og great info i think it may help you out
  10. GrChPitBitch

    GrChPitBitch Big Dog

    I have a few books, Louis Colbys, and others, but not that one... gonna hafta look into it... Thnx BDK...;)

    BFKENNEL Big Dog

    one question to you guys.At what age should we start to train your young dog i say 6month old pup. Should we start to train him at this young age.Like 15mins mill everyday.

    Any comment would be welcome.....
  12. Classic

    Classic Big Dog

    For the record,

    Techinically BBK is correct with this:
    "No need to condition a 6.5 mos old pup, the judge knows that its a pup class..."
    However I have seen many this age conditioned for shows.
    I think how you go about it is most important.
    You can walk the pup a couple miles a day without fear of hurting the dog, but be careful to continue feeding quality food, and don't feed him down.
    2-3 miles/ day will help the pup stay healthy, and strengthen the bond between you and the pup.
  13. 5555

    5555 Pup

    grch pitbitch,
    currformations shows? i just lost a little respect for u. i thought u were in it for game not for the currformation shows

    DEACON ROM Top Dog

    lot of gooooooood dogs come out for shows and good honest culling breeders also.
  15. pepsi

    pepsi Pup

    A dog is physically mature from 12-18 months.

    I would not start any stressful conditioning until at least 18 mos.
  16. Deep south

    Deep south Big Dog

    just let a pup be a pup play with it and show it love as much as you can and build that bond whit it and when it is time for that and your pup is a dog he will do any thing he can to make you happy
  17. Saiyagin

    Saiyagin Guest

    I have found through my own experiences that light conditioning of a pup even at 10 weeks old benefits the young pup when he gets older for example they are less afraid to work on any type of conditoning equipment if taught at a young age and are physically and mentally more in shape when they get older. One of the best tools for light conditoning a pup is the flirt pole, some of my pups even at 6 weeks old woud chase and catch the hide on the flirt pole and shake it as if they where full grown dogs. Tug o war is also good but remember you gotta watch out you dont break there puppy teeth.
  18. Flipside

    Flipside CH Dog

    I agree 100%......not for conditioning purposes for a pup but more for an introduction to the tools he will be useing as he get older! Put your dog on the mill for a minute and the springpole and flirtpole! Remember to keep them short (no more than 2 min) as you want him to get use to it and know how to enjoy it! It will save you a lot of headaches and is less stressful on your dog!

  19. PorsA

    PorsA Big Dog

    I realy start conditioning my dogs at a age of 18 to 24 months. But I learn a pup or young dog to walk on a mill, walk beside a bike etc. I don't condition a dog at that age only a learn them.

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