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conditioning

Discussion in 'Sports & Activities' started by pitbull_24, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. pitbull_24

    pitbull_24 Top Dog

    Just wondering, how much is too much? dog is 17 months old, bike with him everyday at least a mile, sometimes more (up to 6 unless its a really good weekend). Up and down the stairs about 20 times (pretty much full speed up) a couple times a week, flirt pole for 20 min (and he pants heavily for a good 15 min afterward) a couple times a week. Should I do more, less of something, add something? Water isnt really an option he doesnt like it too much, wont work a springpole without food attached to it somehow... chases a ball a couple times but after that, he just runs and leaves it there lol. I dont have money for a pull harness or Id try that. Ideas?

    Also, looking for ideas for winter because I cant ride my bike in the snow lol and thats his main exercise. he doesnt look bad...

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    i love this pic, wish i could have gotten a better angle though...

    also for food, he gets chicken everynight, and usually gets an egg (sometimes 2) about a half hour after his workout. he only drinks a little water too, not very much, i guess its all he needs... mixed some berries in with his chicken this week and veggies. again, ideas for making this better?
     
  2. Dream Pits

    Dream Pits CH Dog

    Need to add yogurt to that and I'd recommend some salmon or wheat germ oil
     
  3. Damion

    Damion Pup

    your dogs lookin great man ,good job.
     
  4. pitbull_24

    pitbull_24 Top Dog

    Thanks, and I guess I forgot the yogurt lol, I put in about a cup for the whole week, his meals are premade for the week. I also put about a half cup of cottage cheese for the week. Anything bad about him eating frozen food? Sometimes I forget to take the bag out of the freezer, and it slows him down anyway, he actually chews it. I dont do it often, just like i said, when i forget lol
     
  5. pitbull_24

    pitbull_24 Top Dog

    Also, I notice alot of dogs have a conditioned weight, then a chain weight, is it bad to keep him conditioned all the time?
     
  6. tamthebam

    tamthebam Big Dog

    add water to his feed, that way you know he' s getting enough and I would'nt keep him conditioned all the time.
     
  7. jacko

    jacko CH Dog

    your dog looks in good nick pb24, i a gree with tam that there is no need to have your dog conditioned all the time ,dogs have a chain (houseweight) which they are comfortable at .and just the same as boxers they can be brought down to iron hard condition prior to a show ,competition or whatever. ps if people disagree i am all ears..
     
  8. pitbull_24

    pitbull_24 Top Dog

    Oooh. So would it be bad to keep him at a conditioned weight from let's say.. April to sept/oct and the other months keep him heavier? I haven't really thought of ways to keep him looking good in the winter but in the spring summer and fall we exercise everyday. Today he's already done flirtpole and the stairs exercise. Prob no bike ride bc of the rain that's threatening.

    He has a soup pot of water available 90% of the time, and he doesn't drink much after a workout so I add an egg to a few cups of water and a couple other little things and he drinks it all up.

    And thanks jacko, I like trying to keep him looking good lol
     
  9. bgblok68

    bgblok68 CH Dog

    Don't sound bad at all to me. Its kind of the way things are naturally around here. Cold weather breaks in the spring and things become more active all while its warm and gets in shape. Then late fall/early winter pick up a little weight and less active through the winter. He's looking good, keep it up.
     
  10. redrumdog

    redrumdog Top Dog

    I think he looks good also. You can work him harder on some days then others if u feel you are over working him. But all in all you are doing ok with him .Some have given u advise already on what to add to his feed. As far as in the winter check local schools because some have tracks that they clear .Just an idea.
     
  11. pitbull_24

    pitbull_24 Top Dog

    Big NO DOGS ALLOWED sign on the public school property here :-( he will probably just do a little pulling in the winter, if i can get him to lol Im starting to teach him when I say go, that means pull. Hes got it ok on the bike. I cant go past my house in the middle of a run though cuz then he wont pull, he thinks its time to go home haha Its getting better though.
     
  12. pitbull_24

    pitbull_24 Top Dog

    so, while we are on the conditioning topic... Just want to know honest opinions on this dog. In MY opinion, she looked good, an extra pound or two wouldnt hurt, but she (like i said, IMO) was not emeciated. But most of you have been around alot more dogs than I have, so Ill let you judge.

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    photo taken in Dec 2009. Yes i know the prong is on wrong, i was tying her out real quick and a kid took off with my collar.

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    another pic in Dec, end of it.

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    taken end of Jan/beginning of Feb 2010.

    Now these are the photos taken by the new owner, Feb 15th 2010.

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    Iv been told that a backbone and ribs are ok, I see barely any rib, but I do see backbone.

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    There is something like a blanket behind her, that brown part is NOT her hip bone. If you have a photo editor you can see that.

    I just found these on facebook, with comments like:
    "Under nourished but surprisingly in good spirits.. Yay! Check back in a few weeks after we have had her to the vet for a much healthier update."
    "She's adorable! My goodness, she does need some nourishment. At least she has someone that cares about her now:)"
    "Oh my God!! She is so, so skinny... The poor thing... She must be starving... I'm really glad you guys are nice enough to take her in and give ehr a good home where she will be loved and taken care of."

    What do you guys think?
     
  13. bgblok68

    bgblok68 CH Dog

    You feed her its up to what you want. I would probably add 2-3 pounds to her.
     
  14. hardluck

    hardluck Banned

    you should post a pic of that 1st dog there PIT 24. that is what i enjoy about these dogs though. if you are a physical person and love to work yourself they make great workout buddies.... the 1st looks really good! the second is nice also. Some just have a nicer physique than others. she might be a little underweight to me just because i see a bit too much spine. some dogs are like that and show more spine than others also. your doing a good job. is the dogs gums white in the morning and cold with all that you are doing to that first dog?
     
  15. hardluck

    hardluck Banned

    i meant you should post a pedigree of that 1st dog.....
     
  16. hardluck

    hardluck Banned

    if the dogs gums aren't white or cold in the morning your doing great like tony the tiger lol
     
  17. Rock n Rye

    Rock n Rye Premium Member Premium Member

    They arent drinking much water bc they eating raw which has more fluid content than most people realize.. Doing good with him, I wouldn't work him all the tkme give his body time to heal especially his kidneys but he is young he looks good.. The other looks like she ready to go.. Her being a housedog I'd add some weight to her to keep the humaniacs off your back..
     
  18. pitbull_24

    pitbull_24 Top Dog

    I don't have her anymore :-( and I wish I had a ped for the boy. But thank you, I don't really check his mouth that often, only if I see blood on a toy we are playing with... Ill let ya know lol
     
  19. 6sN7s

    6sN7s Top Dog

    on that last pictures the dog is to skinny, you can see his whole backbone
    how can a dog have such a condition sitting on the chain in the snow

    pictures of the thread you started with look good, i personaly would skip the running the stairs up an down, to much bad load on the joints. its not a proper training to day all the time.
     
  20. jacko

    jacko CH Dog

    just a thougght but it isn"t good to see da bogs spint !!! a dog in good condition should have musclr covering the bon scuse the spelling hash lole !!
     

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