The physical training of a pit bull terrier dog is critical to maintaining your muscles and helping you properly channel your energy. Like food or walks, exercise is one more of the care we must provide for your well-being. In this article of, we will share with you 5 exercises for pit-bull dogs that you can practice on a regular basis. Remember that it will be important to have fresh water and a place of shade during all sessions.
Running is one of the basic canine sports to work the resistance and keep the dog’s musculature in tune. Running has many benefits to improve health, as it helps to accelerate metabolism, improve cartilage or regenerate muscle. It is recommended to start exercising the dog on flat ground but later on.
It can increase the difficulty either in the sand of the beach or with the rise of slopes. At the beginning, we will run short running sessions between 5 and 10 minutes at the most, stimulating the dog and motivating him to associate this activity in a positive way. Later we can increase the training time, always taking into account the level of fatigue of the dog, its resistance or the predisposition towards exercise. It must be done very gradually.
It should be mentioned that during the exercise the dog must have comfortable and suitable equipment. The can cross for example, a mixture between running and mashing has its own equipment for training and competition, designed to avoid injury to both the guide and the dog it. Ball games and fresbee are highly recommended as they stimulate reflexes mobility and help us practice the collection of objects.
Teaching our dog to fetch and bring the ball is not a complicated exercise and instead offers us hours of fun. Due to the powerful jaw that pit-bull dogs possess it will be highly recommended to bet on a very strong fresbee as well as a hard and resistant ball as well. It is very important to carry out this exercise without overexciting the dog, since an overstimulation can cause a negative increase in stress (distress), making this game an obsessive activity for him.
Takes and loosens
Unlike other exercises that consist of capturing without losing tugging is a much more positive activity because it allows us to work the leaves that are to teach the dog to drop objects. We can use a bite- type toy or knot that we grab on both sides while the dog nibbles in the center. It is very important that during the practice of this game, we let it win sometimes, but at other times, we must be the ones who win something fundamental to prevent the protection of resources.
It is normal for some dogs to grunt during the game, as a fun, however, if it acquires a hostile attitude and marks us, we must end the game and remove the toy with caution (negative punishment: withdrawal of a desired stimulus before an unwanted behavior) and work the quit before re-practicing it.
Swimming is an excellent exercise and very complete if the dog has correctly associated the water, since it allows us to work the muscles up to 6 times more than with other sports. If the dog is afraid of water we must work beforehand a positive association, we should never throw it directly to swim because we could create a trauma. Swimming helps your body gain elasticity and mobility, improves joints and flexibility, and is great for overweight dogs as the impact of the sport is not as aggressive as running.
The Agility is a very complete sport that stimulates the mind and body of the dog. Although more aggressive races such as the Border collie or the Australian Shepherd, in this competitive sport, the Pit Bull can perform all tasks in an excellent way if he is trained on a regular basis. The Agility circuit whether homemade or in a center, offers the possibility of stimulating the muscles of different parts of the body, whether by jump fences, tunnel, slalom, walkways or wheels. There are many possibilities.