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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. Saiyagin

    Saiyagin Chihuahua Premium Member

    I didnt see this response to me and since it was around 2 years ago I will let it slide.....NOT LMAO

    Certain dogs will NOT do what you think is best for them UNLESS your some sort of Dog whisperer that can convince the dog other wise LMAO, hence why you have to taylor the keep to the dog.

    Also Bike work is one of the most dangerous work outs you can be doing for you and your dog especially during a keep.

    STONEY Pup

    I use common sense and dedication
  3. keystone

    keystone CH Dog

    there is a park topic here lol.
  4. Beatrix Kiddo

    Beatrix Kiddo Top Dog

    my park = enclosed baseball field.
  5. TDK

    TDK CH Dog Staff Member

    It's hard to discern as to whether the thread calls for every day exercising for health or serious conditioning for performance. It it's for the former, there are several threads which have good information regarding such. Search them. If it is for serious conditioning, well, not only is no one going to give you their serious conditioning methods (and how trustworthy would they be anyway?), but it's a whole new subject and world altogether.

    You won't learn much if anything on a thread such as this one if you seriously want to learn methods of conditioning for performance. That's a fact. These things take not only an acquired, basic knowledge, but a feel and much hands on. Preferably, get next to someone who has succeeded with it and is willing to teach you first hand. If this thread was ten miles long, it wouldn't teach you the many diversities and best methods for conditioning a dog for performance.
  6. treezpitz

    treezpitz CH Dog Staff Member

    ^^^ No way to say it any better.
  7. redrumdog

    redrumdog Top Dog

    Look it depends on why u are conditioning? What kind of show are we talking about? Or all u are talking about is just exercising your dog a bit. What kind of dog am I conditioning a hard driver,laid back,athletic,hard biter, etc. I like to start any dog off with walking in the trails to bond with the dog and also observe the dog( HARNESS&12 FT. LEAD). After a week or two of this I want to see what things the dog will work and then I developed my keep for the dog. Each keep is different because each dog is different and I believe in a rested dog for a show. It worked for me
  8. Sawyers

    Sawyers Pup

    My dog has a free run of 20 acres with 2 other dogs (lab x pointer and an Aussie Terrier). She also takes her self for regular swims in the dam (It causes a few problems with her ears now and again) and stalks and chases ducks, magpies, crows and rabbits and pretty much anything else that comes on the property. I also have my boy walk her through the national park on a lead for 45 minutes or so each day.
  9. phoenix walk

    phoenix walk Big Dog

    an A frame is a good way to exercise a dog , 4 foot high and 4 foot wide at the base , sheeted with ply and covered with carpet with a few laths both sides , most dogs will enjoy it
  10. Mr.Revolution

    Mr.Revolution CH Dog

    I don't use any conditioner. I just shampoo the dog and towel dry. If you do use conditioner always shampoo first.
    That's all I have to say about that.lol
  11. mmjnice97

    mmjnice97 Pup

    I go to a nice size hill and play fetch... Having him run up hill gives my boy a nice workout.. and I hand walk him about an hour 4 to 5 times a week

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