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How do you condition your dog

Discussion in 'Sports & Activities' started by CB, Sep 13, 2005.


What do you do to condition your dog

  1. bike ride

  2. hand walking

  3. spring pole/flirt pole

  4. chain

  5. Free run

  6. All of the above

  1. E-Dog

    E-Dog Pup

    Raw Diet, muscle confusion method.
    Always changing it up on a daily.
    My dog likes a fetch as a warm up, flirtpole, 2-3 mile run, pull me on my beach cruiser, pull me on the long board, drag weight with a tire(fast paced) or long chain with a couple of 25lb. plates ( controlled slow walk pace 100 yards), cart work, bite work, swim in pool and ocean at least twice a week during summer. Always trying to change it up to get a full body work out, can't go wrong as long as you build up to things.
  2. ursaminor

    ursaminor Premium Member Premium Member

    LMAO dude.. My dogs will do what I think is best for them. I don't cater to their lifestyle, they cater to mine. I've got family and a full time job so I do what yields best physical/mental work out, which for me is 6-8 miles bike rides and an hour walks on the off days. Just take multiple routes to keep things interesting and do sprints every other block, etc.. keep it interesting..
  3. SteelyDan

    SteelyDan Big Dog

    yup, do what it takes to bring them in right.
  4. 21 dre

    21 dre Big Dog

    Handwalking is the bomb. I walk with a twenty foot lead, when they hit the end of the lead I get the hint...they don't want to pull, they want to trot!! So we trot until he says so. Whether it's to piss or take a dump, that's the only time we stop, no standing around or sniffing. I only let them pull at the end of the lead if they're getting at something. Other than that, when he trots, I trot, until he has to empty or it's time to pull.
  5. SureGrip

    SureGrip Pup

    For me its not just one or two exercises that get my boy into peak condition but more of a variety of exercises combined, along with a high quality diet. I like to do my conditioning in the morning then run my strength training drills in the evening which will consist of

    Running/Hiking Trails
    Pulling Me On RollerBlades/Ice Skates
    Bait Pole "Timed Rounds Or Jumping Over A Set Number Of Obstacles"
    Spring Pole "Set High & Low"
    Medicine Ball Drills
    Weighted Hill Climbs
    Weight Pull
    Wind Sprints
    Scheduled play dates with other dogs

    I'm always just ever increasing his physical condition and if somedays he doesn't want to do it, we just don't do anything more then a walk or a game of ball on those days. Keep it fun and positive and he will only want more.
  6. I use a swim tank and almost All my dogs like it, a little flirt pole, and hand walking and they look and perform great for me
  7. olddog

    olddog Big Dog

    Don't forget a good cool down after any rigorous exercise and a good rubdown - brings you and the dog closer - and you will detect any problems earlier .

  8. Beatrix Kiddo

    Beatrix Kiddo Top Dog

    we walk/jog, do hills, flirt pole, play tug, rollerblade, she free runs sprints with me in the park.
  9. SilkySix6

    SilkySix6 Pup

    What do you mean "CROSSBRED" like Pit bulls are some kind of show dog breed, no dog is a Pit bull unless he is has been in the pit and the dogs sire and damn are game dogs, anyway Pit bulls came from a crossbreed, Terriers and bulldogs bred from England and ireland then imagrated to Americaand brang their game dogs with them, ....ect
  10. I cant wait to take my dogs swimming -
  11. I sense (what is the word)???????? amateurs, that's the word I was looking for.
  12. devonte151

    devonte151 Fast Lane Bulldogs Premium Member

    Weightpull,walking 1,2miles everyday ,cooldown
  13. devonte151

    devonte151 Fast Lane Bulldogs Premium Member

    And springpole and flirtpole.
  14. AGK

    AGK Super duper pooper scooper Administrator

    APBT's are shown in conformation everywhere they are, damn near. Where do people come up with this shit. :lol: Many dogs and even some very good producing dogs never seen the box, they are still APBT's. Do they turn into something else if they dont get set on the carpet? LMFAO.


    ...lol...agk....hope this ain't gonna start againn....darwin and the history of the dog__________lol...lol.......don't start em off...
  16. determination

    determination Big Dog

    I wet the dog down then lather the conditioner in wait then rinse. Lol
  17. AGK

    AGK Super duper pooper scooper Administrator

    Sometimes I just can't help it...... lol
  18. AGK

    AGK Super duper pooper scooper Administrator

    That's exactly how I condition my dogs too! :lol:
  19. bamaman

    bamaman GRCH Dog

    If your hound is double dead game you don't have to worry about conditioning near as much !
  20. preme

    preme CH Dog


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