Dog Challenge to develop dog muscles or even muscles for you by training with him!!
Make sure you are providing the right nutrition to any dog challenge and or training!
There are dogs that has muscles due it’s natural physiognomy, some of them might be descendant of a strong developed breed, other are only company dogs but at the end almost any dog can develop strength and muscles, so it is important to identify if your dog breed tends naturally develops muscle due to its nature or if your dog is only a “bruce lee” that means a strong guy but with small muscles!! Any scenario we recommend you to be patient and define what goals you’d like to achieve to develop your Dog Challenge!
Here are some recommendations if you are looking to develop muscles in your pal, these recommendations were developed in more than 10 years of experience with Boxer, Husky and Belgian Malinois dogs:
1 – Dog Age
Make sure your Dog is at least 1 year old, believe me, you do not want to start with weigh pulling when your dog is still growing, this may impact joints, so if your friend is still young you can start with daily walks or even daily runs, walks and runs are perfect to start conditioning your dog muscles and even yours! Also by doing this you will develop your dog´s cardio system, in this way your dog will be ready to start with jumps training or even weight pulling training!
2 – Endurance
it may take until sometime to see a progress on your dog’s endurance, so be patient, keep in mind that not all dogs are made for training or working sessions so we recommend to execute any exercise as a play, you can include toys so you can identify which toy, chewer or even treats he prefers and initially use these tools as bait or just let your dog play with the toy after a training session
3 – Choosing the right Dog Training
Try different exercises – Run, Walks, Jumps, Canicross, Obstacles or just through the ball! Once you identify what exercise your dog prefers you can test different modes or increase the difficulty or intensity level
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4 – Add a Dog Challenge
Once you identified your dog’s resistance and preferences then it would be time add a challenge as weight pulling, Skating, Bikejoring, etcetera, there are some options we personally use to support our dogs training!
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Skates with a Dog Harness Vest
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Bikejorking using a Dog Harness Vest
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You can choose any of these options or let your dog choose by practicing all of them and paying special attention to that one you notice your dog really enjoys
Step 5 – Nutrition
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Make sure you are providing the right dog nutrition if your dog is performing exhausting work outs, in our case besides a high protein dog food (at least 27% of protein) we also include eggs, liver, chicken, corn syrup and multivitamins, all these ingredients will help to create fat and muscle.
Also if your dog has started a daily exhausting routines it is important to also take care of his joints, maintenance and supplementation will help to prevent your dog for future sickness as arthritis very common on senior dogs
6 – Hydration and rest
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Proper hydration and adequate rest; make sure your dog has always fresh water and a comfortable place to rest, these aspects are key so your dog will recover faster from work outs, your dog may need extra carbohydrates for a faster recovery just as humans, after all who does not want some ice cream after an exhausting work out session? The same is for them, in our case we use peanut butter dog treats to provide them with that extra energy that will make them have a faster recovery
And remember any Dog Challenge is good just you need to be constant; keep a routine and we are sure you’ll see results in a short period of time, also we are sure that all these suggestions will also develop a strong connection with your dog!!
Happy Dog, Happy Family!!
Here are the tools/treats we use to support the training of our dogs: