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advice on weight training gear for dogs.

Discussion in 'Bull Terrier Training' started by Fuego, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. Fuego

    Fuego Little Dog

    my bully is turning 2 in january, i want to bulk him up a bit i was wondering if anyone can point me in the right direction. i've heard of weighted collars and vests.

    any favorites?
     
  2. Hucklebutt

    Hucklebutt Banned Back Yard Breeder

    weight pulling is a good start, high protein diet and a nice exercise routine.
     
  3. mottatron

    mottatron Little Dog

  4. Fuego

    Fuego Little Dog

    What do you mean by roadwork?
     
  5. mottatron

    mottatron Little Dog

    I mean lots of walking and running.
    Brando gets about two hours a day. Plus half an hour or so of chasing a ball.
    Just the weights and no miles put in isn't proper excersize.
     
  6. Fuego

    Fuego Little Dog

    Ok that's what I thought you meant I just wanted to be sure, he already gets walked quite a bit, and goes jogging with me sometimes, I guess he just needs the heavy gear for when we do this.

    Does your boy wear both collar and harness at the same time? Or is a one or the other deal? Granted my boy won't be given full weight in either from the beginning, I plan on just increasing gradually.
     
  7. mottatron

    mottatron Little Dog

    I tend to alternate the two, but never both at the same time and always a few days off of every week so he's not always being weighed down.

    I built up very slowly so as bot to place any undue strain on him.

    Now he barely notices them.

    Good luck!
     
  8. whiteguyjames

    whiteguyjames Little Dog

    Fuego, this is off topic but could you post up some more pics of your guy? I haven't seen any in a while and always like seeing him!
     
  9. Fuego

    Fuego Little Dog

    sure ill post some random ones in the picture section :)
     
  10. Fuego

    Fuego Little Dog

  11. Budboy88

    Budboy88 Good Dog

    Carpet mill and/or weightpull will give you the best results. Weighted vests are useless and collars are good if being used with a springpole and/or flirtpole but doesnt do much other than that.
     
  12. Noxa88

    Noxa88 Puppy

    I bought a really nice weighted harness on eBay and my boy has been using it for the past month, using only 6 of the 12 weights and he loves it, he seems to relish having to work that bit harder. My dog walks/runs at least 5km a day throught woodlands up hills down hills and since using the harness his shoulders and neck have really developed and his stamina and strength have increased, it's most noticable when he is in his normal harness he just never seems to tire anymore.
     

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