Dog Challenge to develop dog muscles or even muscles for you by training with him!!
Make sure you are providing the right nutrition and the right training!
There are dogs that has muscles due to 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 of the scenarios we recommend you to be patient and define what are your goals to start working on them!
Here are some recommendations if you are looking to develop muscles in your dog, these recommendations were developed in more than 10 years of experience with Boxer dogs:
Step 1 – Dog Age
Make sure your Dog is at least 1 year old, if not 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!
Step 2 – Endurance
Once you see a progress on your dog (on daily walks or runs), it may take until a month depending if your dog is a beginner, so be patient, keep in mind that not all dogs are willing to cooperate so we recommend to execute any exercise as a play, you can identify which toy your dog prefers and initially use it as bait or just let your dog play with the toy after a training session
Step 3 – Choosing the right Dog Training
Try different exercises – Trainings, Jumps, Skate, Biking, Weight Pulling, Canicross, and 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
Step 4 – Add a Dog Challenge
Once you identified your dog resistance is ready you need to identify how to add a challenge as weight pull, there are several options we recommend as:
3.-Bikejorking using a Dog Harness Vest
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
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.
Step 6 – Hydration and rest
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.
And remember any Dog Challenge is good just you need to be constant to develop dog muscles, keep a routine and we are sure you’ll see results in a short period of time, keep in mind that all these aspects will also develop a strong connection with your dog!!