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Jolly Jumper's Keep

Discussion in 'Conditioning & Training Library' started by screamin'eagle, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. screamin'eagle

    screamin'eagle Good Dog

    Feed Schedule

    The next thing to address is the feed schedule. You want to be absolutely regular on this as well, and you want to make sure you have all the supplies necessary for each feeding. Much of the supplements listed can be obtained through KV Vet Supply. The others can be obtained at any GNC (or similar health food store) – and of course you can get the meat, cheese, rice, and greens at the supermarket.

    You will want to feed twice daily, and you will want to space each feeding exactly 12 hours apart. The dog should have access to fresh, bottled water at all times, changed once or twice daily. There should be as much water available as he wishes to drink. However, you will notice that gradually he will need less and less water – as his condition progresses – but again that should be his decision. His body will naturally tell him how much he needs.

    The morning feeding will simply be ½ oz of Vertex into 1 cup of water. That’s it. This is to give him a source of energy during the day, yet not fill him up. Approximately 12 hours later, after the workout and creatine, you feed the full feed schedule (when the dog is fully recovered from the work). Try to arrange everything in relation to the expected show schedule. For instance:

    Suppose you had a 9:00 pm show 60 days from now. You’d feed the Peak and Water at 11:00 am and you’d work your dog at 9:00 pm (which will be show time 60 days later). The reason you make the feedings two hours later, is that the dog’s max workout will take about 1½ - 2 hours. After the workout, the dog gets one tsp. of creatine in 1 cup of water, and then (after he stops panting and closes his mouth) he gets his full feed schedule (which will be at approximately 11:00 pm, exactly 12 hours after the first feeding). Like that – each feeding spaced 12 hours apart, in this case 11:00 am and 11:00 pm, based on a 9:00 pm show schedule. Arrange the feeding approximately 2 hrs after the expected show time, as this is when he will most likely be recovering and eating after the real deal too. You simply adjust your feed times based on two hours past time you are planning on having the show.

    As for what to feed, you want to keep your high-protein kibble as your base bulk of the diet. This is what you adjust (adding more or less) depending on whether your dog drops (or gains) weight. The supplements, meats, rice, and vegetables are what remain constant, you simply adjust the amount of kibble to keep your dog’s weight constant. Start at about 1½ cups of kibble for a 40lb dog, adjusting up or down based on what your scale tells you. You want to keep him at about 2 lb over show weight, throughout his keep, except for the last two weeks.

    Regarding what to feed, again the morning feeding is just the Vertex and water. The evening feeding is the true meal, again after the workout. However, before you feed the main meal, you want to first give your dog creatine and water immediately after the workout. The reason we give the dog water and creatine first, just before the meal, is to allow the dog the time to burn fat and build muscle after the workout. A dog will actually burn more fat after the workout than during it, because (by the time



    the workout is complete) his glycogen levels in his muscles are all used up. This is when the dog gets too tired to work anymore, which is when he should be put up, and it is precisely at this point that the body will look for an energy source to replace the lost glycogen in the muscles.

    If you feed a dog at this point of glycogen depletion, especially if you feed sugar, then this is what the body will use for glycogen replacement and so it will NOT burn fat. However, if you give him just water and creatine, with NO added sugar, his body will have no other choice but to burn fat, and yet it can still use the creatine. Therefore, do not use sugar (juice/Cytomax) with the creatine after the workout, like bodybuilders do, as (even though it does build muscle better), it also prevents fat loss. So, while the dog is panting immediately after his workout, he gets 1 tsp. creatine blended only with 1 cup water, with no Cytomax. Allow him approximately 30 minutes to recover to full relaxation after he drinks the creatine and water, before you feed the full meal, which should give you the time to prepare it.

    The full meal (for a 40 lb dog) is as follows (adjust to weight if necessary):

    Meal

    ¨ Canidae Kibble (1½ Cups) Adjust this, more or less, to keep the wt. constant.
    (http://www.petpointe.com/)
    ¨ Beef Stew Chunks + Chicken Gizzards (Livers/Hearts) + Jack Mackerel (¼ lb.)
    ¨ Cheddar/Jack Cheeses (3 oz.)
    ¨ Long Grain Natural Brown Rice (½ cup)
    ¨ Collard Greens/Mustard Greens/Turnip Greens/Baby Spinach (½ cup)
    ¨ Amino Plex 5000 (1 Tsp./25 lbs.) (http://www.thomasveterinarydrug.com/)
    ¨ DMG 2000 (1 Tsp./40 lbs.) (http://www.thomasveterinarydrug.com/)
    ¨ K-Plex (As directed) (http://www.thomasveterinarydrug.com/)
    ¨ K-Ease (1-2 Tablets/40 lb, after workout, only if needed) (http://www.thomasveterinarydrug.com/)
    ¨ MSM (1000 mg.) (http://www.bodybuilding.com/)
    ¨ Coenzyme Q-10 (60 mg.) (http://www.bodybuilding.com/)
    ¨ Inosine (As directed) (http://www.bodybuilding.com/)
    ¨ Tribulus (675 mg., morning and evening) (http://www.bodybuilding.com/)
    ¨ Flax Oil (2-3 Tbsp.)


    You will need to make use of a small postal gram scale, as well as your vegetable chopper, for feeding. Use all organic foods, if possible.

    Take your base kibble and put it in the dish. Then weight and add your ¼ lb of meat. This should be beef one day, chicken gizzards/livers/hearts the next, followed by jack mackerel on the third day. Then you go back to beef on day 4, etc. Lightly broil the beef on both sides, blood rare in the middle. All chicken should be thoroughly cooked; all fish fed out of the can.

    To prepare the full meal, thoroughly cook a big batch of long grain natural brown rice (a week’s supply). From this big batch of rice, you then just apportion ½ cup to his meal on each day. Do the same thing with the greens like so: Put an equal amount of all your week’s raw greens in your vegetable chopper & chop to pieces. You then just store the whole mixture in a large Tupperware bowl in the fridge – and simply add ½ cup of the mixed greens to each feeding. However, you want to microwave the greens for 1 min. on “High†first. Once you have added the meat rice, greens, and cheese, mix in all of the supplements and oils, in their prescribed amounts, and add ½ cup of warm, bottled water. Mix and serve at the proper time.


    After you have fed the dog, give him his full-body massage!
     
  2. screamin'eagle

    screamin'eagle Good Dog

    The Pre Keep

    Dog should be 2-3 lbs over show weight.
    Day 1:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Handwalk 30 min or until empty.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Weight Pullw/ harness & tracers (¼ bodyweight) - 5 minutes.
    ¨ Give ¼ scoop Cytomax in ½ cup Water.
    ¨ Flirtpole - 5 minutes.
    ¨ Jenny (or treadmill) - 5 minutes.
    ¨ SpringPole - 5 minutes.
    ¨ Give 1 cup water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give Kong Ball until time to feed and record all activities in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed 30 minutes after dog completely recovers and stops panting.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.

    Day 2:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Handwalk 30 min or until empty.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Weight Pullw/ harness & tracers (¼ bodyweight) - 5 minutes.
    ¨ Give ¼ scoop Cytomax in ½ cup Water.
    ¨ Flirtpole - 5 minutes.
    ¨ Jenny (or treadmill) - 5 minutes.
    ¨ SpringPole - 5 minutes.
    ¨ Give 1 cup water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give Kong Ball until time to feed and record all activities in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed 30 minutes after dog completely recovers and stops panting.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.

    Day 3:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Put dog on new chain space until he empties.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Give 1 cup water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give raw Shank Bone until time to feed and record how he acts and feels in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed dog 1 hour later.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.
    ¨ Rest.






    Day 4:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Handwalk 30 min or until empty.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Weight Pullw/ harness & tracers (¼ bodyweight) - 5 minutes.
    ¨ Give ¼ scoop Cytomax in ½ cup Water.
    ¨ Flirtpole - 5 minutes.
    ¨ Jenny (or treadmill) - 5 minutes.
    ¨ SpringPole - 5 minutes.
    ¨ Give 1 cup bottled water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give Kong Ball until time to feed and record all activities in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed 30 minutes after dog completely recovers and stops panting.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.

    Day 5:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Handwalk 30 min or until empty.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Weight Pullw/ harness & tracers (¼ bodyweight) - 5 minutes.
    ¨ Give ¼ scoop Cytomax in ½ cup Water.
    ¨ Flirtpole - 5 minutes.
    ¨ Jenny (or treadmill) - 5 minutes.
    ¨ SpringPole - 5 minutes.
    ¨ Give 1 cup bottled water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give Kong Ball until time to feed and record all activities in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed 30 minutes after dog completely recovers and stops panting.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.

    Day 6:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Put dog on new chain space until he empties.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Give 1 cup water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give raw Shank Bone until time to feed and record how he acts and feels in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed dog 1 hour later.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.
    ¨ Rest.


    Day 7:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.



    EVENING:
    ¨ Put dog on new chain space until he empties.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Feed dog 1 hour later.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.
    ¨ Rest.

    Day 8:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Handwalk 30 min or until empty.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Weight Pullw/ harness & tracers (¼ bodyweight) - 7 minutes.
    ¨ Give ¼ scoop Cytomax in ½ cup Water.
    ¨ Flirtpole - 7 minutes.
    ¨ Jenny (or treadmill) - 7 minutes.
    ¨ SpringPole - 7 minutes.
    ¨ Give 1 cup bottled water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give Kong Ball until time to feed and record all activities in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed 30 minutes after dog completely recovers and stops panting.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.

    Day 9:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Handwalk 30 min or until empty.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Weight Pullw/ harness & tracers (¼ - ½ bodyweight) - 7 minutes.
    ¨ Give ¼ scoop Cytomax in ½ cup Water.
    ¨ Flirtpole - 7 minutes.
    ¨ Jenny (or treadmill) - 7 minutes.
    ¨ SpringPole - 7 minutes.
    ¨ Give 1 cup bottled water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give Kong Ball until time to feed and record all activities in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed 30 minutes after dog completely recovers and stops panting.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.

    Day 10:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Put dog on new chain space until he empties.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Give 1 cup water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give raw Shank Bone until time to feed and record how he acts and feels in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed dog 1 hour later.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.
    ¨ Rest.



    Day 11:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Handwalk 30 min or until empty.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Weight Pullw/ harness & tracers (¼ - ½ bodyweight) - 7 minutes.
    ¨ Give ¼ scoop Cytomax in ½ cup Water.
    ¨ Flirtpole - 7 minutes.
    ¨ Jenny (or treadmill) - 7 minutes.
     
  3. screamin'eagle

    screamin'eagle Good Dog

    ¨ SpringPole - 7 minutes.
    ¨ Give 1 cup bottled water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give Kong Ball until time to feed and record all activities in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed 30 minutes after dog completely recovers and stops panting.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.

    Day 12:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Handwalk 30 min or until empty.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Weight Pullw/ harness & tracers (¼ - ½ bodyweight) - 7 minutes.
    ¨ Give ¼ scoop Cytomax in ½ cup Water..
    ¨ Flirtpole - 7 minutes.
    ¨ Jenny (or treadmill) - 7 minutes.
    ¨ SpringPole - 7 minutes.
    ¨ Give 1 cup bottled water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give Kong Ball until time to feed and record all activities in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed 30 minutes after dog completely recovers and stops panting.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.

    Day 13:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Put dog on new chain space until he empties.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Give 1 cup water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give ½ raw Shank Bone until time to feed.
    ¨ Feed dog 1 hour later. .
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.
    ¨ Rest.

    Day 14:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.





    EVENING:
    ¨ Put dog on new chain space until he empties.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Give 1 cup water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Feed dog 1 hour later. .
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.
    ¨ Rest.

    Day 15:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Handwalk 30 min or until empty.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Weight Pullw/ harness & tracers (¼ - ½ bodyweight) - 7 minutes.
    ¨ Give ¼ scoop Cytomax in ½ cup Water.
    ¨ Flirtpole - 7 minutes.
    ¨ Jenny (or treadmill) - 7 minutes.
    ¨ SpringPole - 7 minutes.
    ¨ Give 1 cup bottled water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give Kong Ball until time to feed and record all activities in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed 30 minutes after dog completely recovers and stops panting. .
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.

    Day 16:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Handwalk 30 min or until empty.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Weight Pullw/ harness & tracers (¼ - ½ bodyweight) - 7 minutes.
    ¨ Give ¼ scoop Cytomax in ½ cup Water.
    ¨ Flirtpole - 7 minutes.
    ¨ Jenny (or treadmill) - 7 minutes.
    ¨ SpringPole - 7 minutes.
    ¨ Give 1 cup bottled water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give Kong Ball until time to feed and record all activities in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed 30 minutes after dog completely recovers and stops panting. .
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.

    Day 17:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Put dog on new chain space until he empties.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Give 1 cup water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give ½ raw Shank Bone until time to feed.
    ¨ Feed dog 1 hour later. .
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.
    ¨ Rest.



    Day 18:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Put dog on new chain space until he empties.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Give 1 cup water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Feed dog 1 hour later. .
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.
    ¨ Rest.




    By now, your dog should be worked down to exactly 2 lb. over his show weight. You want to keep him at this weight throughout, until the very end. (This assumes a 40 lb. dog. A 30 lb. dog you would want about 1¼ over … a 50 lb. dog 3 lb. over, etc.)










































     
  4. screamin'eagle

    screamin'eagle Good Dog

    The Keep

    Day 19:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Handwalk 30 min or until empty.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Weight Pullw/ harness & tracers (½ bodyweight) - 9 minutes.
    ¨ Give ¼ scoop Cytomax in ½ cup Water.
    ¨ Flirtpole - 9 minutes.
    ¨ Jenny (or treadmill) - 9 minutes.
    ¨ SpringPole - 9 minutes.
    ¨ Give 1 cup water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give Kong Ball until time to feed and record all activities in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed 30 minutes after dog completely recovers and stops panting.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.

    Day 20:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Handwalk 30 min or until empty.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Weight Pullw/ harness & tracers (½ bodyweight) - 9 minutes.
    ¨ Give ¼ scoop Cytomax in ½ cup Water.
    ¨ Flirtpole - 9 minutes.
    ¨ Jenny (or treadmill) - 9 minutes.
    ¨ SpringPole - 9 minutes.
    ¨ Give 1 cup water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give Kong Ball until time to feed and record all activities in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed 30 minutes after dog completely recovers and stops panting.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.

    Day 21:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Put dog on new chain space until he empties.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Give 1 cup water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give raw Shank Bone until time to feed and record how he acts and feels in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed dog 1 hour later.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.
    ¨ Rest.

    Day 22:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.



    EVENING:
    ¨ Handwalk 30 min or until empty.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Weight Pullw/ harness & tracers (½ bodyweight) - 11 minutes.
    ¨ Give ¼ scoop Cytomax in ½ cup Water.
    ¨ Flirtpole - 11 minutes.
    ¨ Jenny (or treadmill) - 11 minutes.
    ¨ SpringPole - 11 minutes.
    ¨ Give 1 cup bottled water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give Kong Ball until time to feed and record all activities in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed 30 minutes after dog completely recovers and stops panting.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.

    Day 23:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Handwalk 30 min or until empty.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Weight Pullw/ harness & tracers (½ bodyweight) - 11 minutes.
    ¨ Give ¼ scoop Cytomax in ½ cup Water.
    ¨ Flirtpole - 11 minutes.
    ¨ Jenny (or treadmill) - 11 minutes.
    ¨ SpringPole - 11 minutes.
    ¨ Give 1 cup bottled water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give Kong Ball until time to feed and record all activities in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed 30 minutes after dog completely recovers and stops panting.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.

    Day 24:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Put dog on new chain space until he empties.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Give 1 cup water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give raw Shank Bone until time to feed and record how he acts and feels in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed dog 1 hour later.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.
    ¨ Rest.

    Day 25:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Put dog on new chain space until he empties.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Feed dog 1 hour later.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.
    ¨ Rest.



    Day 26:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Handwalk 30 min or until empty.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Weight Pullw/ harness & tracers (½ bodyweight) - 13 minutes.
    ¨ Give ¼ scoop Cytomax in ½ cup Water.
    ¨ Flirtpole - 13 minutes.
    ¨ Jenny (or treadmill) - 13 minutes.
    ¨ SpringPole - 13 minutes.
    ¨ Give 1 cup water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give Kong Ball until time to feed and record all activities in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed 30 minutes after dog completely recovers and stops panting.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.

    Day 27:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Handwalk 30 min or until empty.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Weight Pullw/ harness & tracers (½ - full bodyweight) - 13 minutes.
    ¨ Give ¼ scoop Cytomax in ½ cup Water.
    ¨ Flirtpole - 13 minutes.
    ¨ Jenny (or treadmill) - 13 minutes.
    ¨ SpringPole - 13 minutes.
    ¨ Give 1 cup water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give Kong Ball until time to feed and record all activities in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed 30 minutes after dog completely recovers and stops panting.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.

    Day 28:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Put dog on new chain space until he empties.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Give 1 cup water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give raw Shank Bone until time to feed and record how he acts and feels in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed dog 1 hour later.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.
    ¨ Rest.

    Day 29:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.





    EVENING:
    ¨ Handwalk 30 min or until empty.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Weight Pullw/ harness & tracers (½ - full bodyweight) - 15 minutes.
    ¨ Give ¼ scoop Cytomax in ½ cup Water..
    ¨ Flirtpole - 15 minutes.
    ¨ Jenny (or treadmill) - 15 minutes.
    ¨ SpringPole - 15 minutes.
    ¨ Give 1 cup bottled water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give Kong Ball until time to feed and record all activities in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed 30 minutes after dog completely recovers and stops panting.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.

    Day 30:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.




    *** GET ANOTHER CBC BLOOD PROFILE ***


    EVENING:
    ¨ Handwalk 30 min or until empty.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Weight Pullw/ harness & tracers (½ - full bodyweight) - 15 minutes.
    ¨ Give ¼ scoop Cytomax in ½ cup Water.
    ¨ Flirtpole - 15 minutes.
    ¨ Jenny (or treadmill) - 15 minutes.
    ¨ SpringPole - 15 minutes.
    ¨ Give 1 cup bottled water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give Kong Ball until time to feed and record all activities in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed 30 minutes after dog completely recovers and stops panting.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.
     
  5. screamin'eagle

    screamin'eagle Good Dog

    Day 31:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Put dog on new chain space until he empties.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Give 1 cup water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give raw Shank Bone until time to feed and record how he acts and feels in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed dog 1 hour later.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.
    ¨ Rest.

    Day 32:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.








    EVENING:
    ¨ Put dog on new chain space until he empties.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Feed dog 1 hour later.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.
    ¨ Rest.

    Day 33:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Handwalk 30 min or until empty.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Weight Pullw/ harness & tracers (½ - full bodyweight) - 17 minutes.
    ¨ Give ¼ scoop Cytomax in ½ cup Water.
    ¨ Flirtpole - 17 minutes.
    ¨ Jenny (or treadmill) - 17 minutes.
    ¨ SpringPole - 17 minutes.
    ¨ Give 1 cup water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give Kong Ball until time to feed and record all activities in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed 30 minutes after dog completely recovers and stops panting.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.

    Day 34:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Handwalk 30 min or until empty.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Weight Pullw/ harness & tracers (½ - full bodyweight) - 17 minutes.
    ¨ Give ¼ scoop Cytomax in ½ cup Water.
    ¨ Flirtpole - 17 minutes.
    ¨ Jenny (or treadmill) - 17 minutes.
    ¨ SpringPole - 17 minutes.
    ¨ Give 1 cup water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give Kong Ball until time to feed and record all activities in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed 30 minutes after dog completely recovers and stops panting.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.

    Day 35:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Put dog on new chain space until he empties.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Give 1 cup water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give raw Shank Bone until time to feed and record how he acts and feels in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed dog 1 hour later.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.
    ¨ Rest.



    Day 36:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Handwalk 30 min or until empty.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Weight Pullw/ harness & tracers (½ - full bodyweight) - 19 minutes.
    ¨ Give ¼ scoop Cytomax in ½ cup Water.
    ¨ Flirtpole - 19 minutes.
    ¨ Jenny (or treadmill) - 19 minutes.
    ¨ SpringPole - 19 minutes.
    ¨ Give 1 cup bottled water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give Kong Ball until time to feed and record all activities in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed 30 minutes after dog completely recovers and stops panting.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.
     
  6. screamin'eagle

    screamin'eagle Good Dog

    Day 37:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Handwalk 30 min or until empty.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Weight Pullw/ harness & tracers (½ - full bodyweight) - 19 minutes.
    ¨ Give ¼ scoop Cytomax in ½ cup Water.
    ¨ Flirtpole - 19 minutes.
    ¨ Jenny (or treadmill) - 19 minutes.
    ¨ SpringPole - 19 minutes.
    ¨ Give 1 cup bottled water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give Kong Ball until time to feed and record all activities in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed 30 minutes after dog completely recovers and stops panting.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.


    Day 38:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Put dog on new chain space until he empties.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Give 1 cup water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give raw Shank Bone until time to feed and record how he acts and feels in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed dog 1 hour later.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.
    ¨ Rest.

    Day 39:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.




    EVENING:
    ¨ Put dog on new chain space until he empties.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Feed dog 1 hour later.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.
    ¨ Rest.

    Day 40:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Handwalk 30 min or until empty.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Weight Pullw/ harness & tracers (½ - full bodyweight) - 21 minutes.
    ¨ Give ¼ scoop Cytomax in ½ cup Water.
    ¨ Flirtpole - 21 minutes.
    ¨ Jenny (or treadmill) - 21 minutes.
    ¨ SpringPole - 21 minutes.
    ¨ Give 1 cup water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give Kong Ball until time to feed and record all activities in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed 30 minutes after dog completely recovers and stops panting.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.

    Day 41:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Handwalk 30 min or until empty.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Weight Pullw/ harness & tracers (½ - full bodyweight) - 21 minutes.
    ¨ Give ¼ scoop Cytomax in ½ cup Water.
    ¨ Flirtpole - 21 minutes.
    ¨ Jenny (or treadmill) - 21 minutes.
    ¨ SpringPole - 21 minutes.
    ¨ Give 1 cup water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give Kong Ball until time to feed and record all activities in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed 30 minutes after dog completely recovers and stops panting.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.

    Day 42:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Put dog on new chain space until he empties.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Give 1 cup water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give raw Shank Bone until time to feed and record how he acts and feels in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed dog 1 hour later.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.
    ¨ Rest.



    Day 43:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Handwalk 30 min or until empty.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Weight Pullw/ harness & tracers (½ - full bodyweight) - 23 minutes.
    ¨ Give ¼ scoop Cytomax in ½ cup Water.
    ¨ Flirtpole - 23 minutes.
    ¨ Jenny (or treadmill) - 23 minutes.
    ¨ SpringPole - 23 minutes.
    ¨ Give 1 cup bottled water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give Kong Ball until time to feed and record all activities in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed 30 minutes after dog completely recovers and stops panting.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.

    Day 44:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Handwalk 30 min or until empty.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Weight Pullw/ harness & tracers (½ - full bodyweight) - 23 minutes.
    ¨ Give ¼ scoop Cytomax in ½ cup Water.
    ¨ Flirtpole - 23 minutes.
    ¨ Jenny (or treadmill) - 23 minutes.
    ¨ SpringPole - 23 minutes.
    ¨ Give 1 cup bottled water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give Kong Ball until time to feed and record all activities in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed 30 minutes after dog completely recovers and stops panting.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.

    Day 45:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Put dog on new chain space until he empties.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Give 1 cup water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give raw Shank Bone until time to feed and record how he acts and feels in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed dog 1 hour later.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.
    ¨ Rest.

    Day 46:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.





    EVENING:
    ¨ Put dog on new chain space until he empties.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Feed dog 1 hour later.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.
    ¨ Rest.



    **Two weeks out, you want to gradually get your dog from 2 lb. over his show weight, so that one week from now, and one week prior to the show, your dog will only be 1 lb. over his show weight.**





    Last Two Weeks

    (Pointing)
    Day 47:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in and 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Handwalk 30 min or until empty.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Weight Pullw/ harness & tracers (full to 1½ x bodyweight) - 25 minutes.
    ¨ Give ¼ scoop Cytomax in ½ cup Water.
    ¨ Flirtpole - 25 minutes.
    ¨ Jenny (or treadmill) - 25 minutes.
    ¨ SpringPole - 25 minutes.
    ¨ Give 1 cup water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give Kong Ball until time to feed and record all activities in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed 30 minutes after dog completely recovers and stops panting.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.

    Day 48:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Handwalk 30 min or until empty.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Weight Pullw/ harness & tracers (full to 1½ x bodyweight) - 25 minutes.
    ¨ Give ¼ scoop Cytomax in ½ cup Water.
    ¨ Flirtpole - 25 minutes.
    ¨ Jenny (or treadmill) - 25 minutes.
    ¨ SpringPole - 25 minutes.
    ¨ Give 1 cup water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give Kong Ball until time to feed and record all activities in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed 30 minutes after dog completely recovers and stops panting.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.





    Day 49:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Put dog on new chain space until he empties.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Give 1 cup water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give raw Shank Bone until time to feed and record how he acts and feels in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed dog 1 hour later.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.
    ¨ Rest.

    Day 50:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
     
  7. screamin'eagle

    screamin'eagle Good Dog

    Day 50:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Handwalk 30 min or until empty.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Weight Pullw/ harness & tracers (full to 1½ x bodyweight) - 27 minutes.
    ¨ Give ¼ scoop Cytomax in ½ cup Water.
    ¨ Flirtpole - 27 minutes.
    ¨ Jenny (or treadmill) - 27 minutes.
    ¨ SpringPole - 27 minutes.
    ¨ Give 1 cup bottled water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give Kong Ball until time to feed and record all activities in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed 30 minutes after dog completely recovers and stops panting.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.

    Day 51:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Handwalk 30 min or until empty.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Weight Pullw/ harness & tracers (full to 1½ x bodyweight) - 27 minutes.
    ¨ Give ¼ scoop Cytomax in ½ cup Water.
    ¨ Flirtpole - 27 minutes.
    ¨ Jenny (or treadmill) - 27 minutes.
    ¨ SpringPole - 27 minutes.
    ¨ Give 1 cup bottled water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give Kong Ball until time to feed and record all activities in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed 30 minutes after dog completely recovers and stops panting.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.

    Day 52:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce Vertex in 1 cup bottled water.





    EVENING:
    ¨ Put dog on new chain space until he empties.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Give 1 cup water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ Give raw Shank Bone until time to feed and record how he acts and feels in your Daily Journal.
    ¨ Feed dog 1 hour later.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.
    ¨ Rest.

    ~ SWITCH FROM VERTEX TO POWER CHOW ~

    Day 53:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce POWER CHOW in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Put dog on new chain space until he empties.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Feed dog 1 hour later.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.
    ¨ Rest.

    Day 54:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce POWER CHOW in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Handwalk 30 min or until empty.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Weight Pullw/ harness & tracers (full to 1½ x bodyweight) - 30 minutes.
    ¨ Give ¼ scoop Cytomax in ½ cup Water.
    ¨ Flirtpole - 30 minutes.
    ¨ Jenny (or treadmill) - 30 minutes.
    ¨ SpringPole - 30 minutes.
    ¨ Give 1 cup water w/ 1 tsp. Creatine blended in.
    ¨ *** NO Kong Ball ***
    ¨ Feed 30 minutes after dog completely recovers and stops panting.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.

    Day 55:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce POWER CHOW in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Handwalk 30 min or until empty.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Weight Pullw/ harness & tracers (¼ bodyweight) - 15 minutes.
    ¨ Flirtpole - 15 minutes.
    ¨ Jenny (or treadmill) - 15 minutes.
    ¨ SpringPole - 15 minutes.
    ¨ *** NO Creatine ***
    ¨ *** NO Kong Ball ***
    ¨ Feed 30 minutes after dog completely recovers and stops panting.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.



    Day 56:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce POWER CHOW in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Put dog on new chain space until he empties.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ *** NO Creatine ***
    ¨ *** NO Shank Bone ***
    ¨ Feed dog 1 hour later.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.
    ¨ Rest.

    Day 57:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce POWER CHOW in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Handwalk 30 min or until empty.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ Weight Pullw/ harness & tracers (¼ bodyweight) - 5 minutes.
    ¨ Flirtpole - 5 minutes.
    ¨ Jenny (or treadmill) - 5 minutes.
    ¨ SpringPole - 5 minutes.
    ¨ *** NO Creatine ***
    ¨ *** NO Kong Ball ***
    ¨ Feed 30 minutes after dog completely recovers and stops panting.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.

    Day 58:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce POWER CHOW in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Put dog on new chain space until he empties.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ *** NO Creatine ***
    ¨ *** NO Shank Bone ***
    ¨ Feed dog 1 hour later.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.
    ¨ Rest.

    Day 59:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed 1 Ounce POWER CHOW in 1 cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Put dog on new chain space until he empties.
    ¨ Weigh dog and jot down weight in Journal.
    ¨ *** NO Creatine ***
    ¨ *** NO Shank Bone ***
    ¨ Feed dog 1 hour later.
    ¨ Give the dog his full body massage and talk to him.
    ¨ Rest.



    Day 60:
    MORNING:
    ¨ Feed ¼ Cup POWER CHOW in ½ cup bottled water.

    EVENING:
    ¨ Travel to Show (Never more than 4 hours!)
    ¨ Acclimate and Empty Dog
    ¨ PRIOR to official weigh-in, weigh your dog, and if he is slightly under (or spot-on) give him ¼ scoop Cytomax and ¼ cup bottled water after UNofficial weigh-in, and 20 min. prior to actual weigh-in.
    ¨ Continue to walk and empty dog after you give him this energy drink, as long as he is not going ballistic, and to prevent this walk him out it in a secluded spot so he is calm.
    ¨ Official Weigh-In.
    ¨ SHOWTIME!

    Some Final Tips

    The week before show time, you will want to cut the final pound off of your dog and point him to his contest weight come show time, beginning on Day 54. Most of this loss of weight will be WATER weight, as your dog should have burned most or all of his excess fat off by now. How much water weight to lose will depend on the size of the dog and where the show is happening. This is the key: As you work a dog throughout this keep, keep in mind where your show is happening.

    If you are going to be in hot, dry, arid weather you will not want to dry your dog out much at all, so have him only about ½ - 1 lb. over by the day before. If you are going into hot, humid, sticky weather you will want to dry your dog out SOME, which will be a greater weight loss, and which you have to factor in. So have him 1- 1½ lbs over the day before. You will then cut the water you give the dog by the appropriate amount the day and evening prior to show time. Never dry a dog out totally, though!

    To dry a dog out SLIGHTLY for hot, humid weather, simply withhold the water from his evening meal the day before the show, and only give him maybe one-to-two cups worth of water to drink normally during the entire day prior to the show. You test his water content all day on the day prior, and on show day, by lifting the skin up on his back. If it bounces right back, he is well hydrated. Again, this is fine for dry, arid weather, so never cut back more than a 1- 1½ lbs of water, and never get more than a slight delay of no more than a 1-count, for this type of weather.
     
  8. screamin'eagle

    screamin'eagle Good Dog

    If it takes 2 or 3 seconds for a dog’s skin to bounce back, then he is in some degree of dehydration. You NEVER want a dog to go into a show with a 3-count level of dehydration, even in humid weather, as his chances of surviving afterward are slim. This is especially true if it goes awhile. However, for humid weather, you *do* want to have a certain degree of dryness in the dog for humid weather, otherwise he will blow hot. A 1-2 count for his skin to snap back is all that you want to risk. Also, if you are traveling from a dry climate to a humid, sticky climate, consider planning for this throughout his keep. To do this, you might want to switch from a jenny work to millwork, and train the dog indoors instead of outdoors, all the while running a pot of boiling water in the same room every day to simulate the humidity you will eventually be having your dog compete in.




    You have to think of things like this all through the keep!

    If you are going in very cold weather, you will NOT want to rail your dog down to minimal fat, but in fact you will want to show your dog with some fat on him, so make sure you contract your dog a pound or two over what you would show that same dog in desert weather, Hooking in cold weather and compensating for a pound or two of fat will prevent the dog’s getting hypothermia, as he would if he were a rack of bones in a freezing climate. Conversely, you want a dog railed down pretty well in humid or desert conditions. Again, if humid, take a little water OUT of your dog; if arid leave the water in your dog.

    Additional Tips


    If your dog doesn’t like driving, take him for small trips all throughout the keep to get him used to traveling. You must always be thinking of what will HELP your dog win THIS contest in THIS place.

    Finally, even though this is a balanced keep, remember not to box your dog into it. Rather tailor everything in this keep AROUND YOUR DOG and his style, as well as to what he will and will not do, work-wise, and finally to your own particular situation. If you don’t have a place to weightpull or flirtpole (or use a jenny), then just use a treadmill and springpole – but double the times listed to make up for the missing two exercises. If your dog will only run a jenny, then do only this, but quadruple the time recommended here, as you will be cutting out 3 other exercises. If you have no money and cannot afford a jenny, or a mill, just use the flirtpole and weightpulls, followed by the springpole. Allow for this kind of flexibility that must exist to fit each dog and each circumstance. Nothing is set in stone. You must be open-minded, watchful, and imaginative.

    Once again, his keep is a framework, just an idea of what to do, it is NOT the final word. The final word is DO ONLY THOSE THINGS THAT WILL HELP YOUR DOG WIN this contest against this opponent! As long as you keep this thought as a bottom line, you should be all right. Don’t be afraid to experiment if you have to, to make up for a quirky dog or lack of space/equipment. Nonetheless, you must invest adequate TIME and WORK doing SOMETHING for your dog, that will simulate what he has to do, and elevate his abilities to do it, or you shouldn’t have him hooked in the first place. But, if you have the time, the dedication, the tools … a good dog … and good common sense … the basic concepts contained in this keep will help that good dog WIN.

    Now this keep is based on Ca.Jack’s 2003 keep that he stole from Waccamaw, Hardcore & Baystate, he made some minor changes to it and called it his own, now I’ll do the same; PUT SOME MORE TIME INTO YOUR DOGS THAN WRITTEN IN THIS KEEP, that is what I want to change.

    Now I would like to thank Waccamaw, Hardcore and Baystate for the idea to this keep, I would also like to give the credit to them for being some of the absolute top conditioners in the world today and without them this keep would never have ben completed, THANK YOU !!! Good Luck!
     
  9. screamin'eagle

    screamin'eagle Good Dog

    LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    The views herein expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect those of myelf nor the forum owner and should be viewed strictly as entertainment and for historical purposes only. I nor the forum owner either promote or condone any violations of the "Animal Welfare Act of 1976", or any other Local, State and/or Federal Laws.Again, this post should be viewed strictly as entertainment and for historical purposes only!
     
  10. ken arok

    ken arok Puppy

    Nice Keep,i Think I Will Do To My Dogs,thanks A Lot
     

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