Does anyone here condition there dog/s?
If you do, what is your routine? Do you use strength exercises to condition your dog or do you focus on endurance training?
What diet do you feel your canine athlete? (Any Pics?)
Once summer comes Hunter and I will begin training. We will be focusing on strength and speed. We will be incorporating short sprints, long walks, swims and weight pulling, and possibly the flirt pole but the jury's still out on that one.
We currently feed Hunter two cups of kibble in the morning and a small amount of homemade wet food with half a cup of kibble at night. He's already cut down on portion sizes. We were feeding him Eukanuba for a period of time but he put on a truck load of weight once he was getting the right portions (believe it or not he was sick for a little while because the vet nurse recommended him way smaller portions then what he needed). So now we feed him Supercoat (Its what he used to feed on and he loved it).
Our recipe for his homemade dog food is -
Assorted Meat Cuts
Rice or Pasta.
He's doing fantastic on his homemade food.
So for now we're focusing on slimming Hunter down a little bit and when Summer comes around he'll be old enough to start training.