The Pitbull is a high energy and strong dog. to keep them in optimal and healthy condition requires more than just a walk around the block. They can run all day and keep coming back for more. The Pitbull is spirited and fearless. Being a terrier they can be independent with a mind of their own. They aren’t above causing mischief if they are bored. Read “How much exercise does a Pitbull need” and “Pitbull exercises to build muscle” to learn more about the ways to exercise a Pitbull
Pitbull Workout Equipment
This is a look at some of the Pitbull muscle building and exercise equipment and toys for conditioning Pitbulls.
Pitbull Muscle Building Equipment
A weight pulling harness is a pit bull muscle building weight pulling piece of equipment that is designed for the physical training and muscle building of your Pitbull by pulling weights. It is absolutely crucial that you use a correct harness for any weight pulling. The Harness is designed to distribute the weight evenly over your Pitbull. A good harness will distribute the weight evenly across the chest and shoulders avoiding unnecessary pressure on the throat and back
This is important to avoid too much of the weight going on certain parts of the body only which can lead to injury, either temporary or even long term.
A weighted vest is an excellent way to add resistance to your Pitbulls muscle building and exercise workouts tiring them quicker and working their muscles harder.
This is a great piece of exercise equipment to strengthen your Pitbulls neck muscle. The collar has 8 removable cast weights that weight 1lb each. With the collar, it weighs approximately 9lbs. Fits neck sizes 24″ to 30″.
A Flirt pole is like a giant cat tickler toy for dogs. It has a long handle with a bungy type rope with a lure or toy attached to the end. You simply move the lure along the ground around in circles or in different directions as your dog chases it. This activity is ideal for a Pitbull as it works directly with their natural prey instinct being a Terrier breed. Be sure they have a good “leave it” command and don’t allow them to destroy the toy. It is important that this be a controlled exercise.
A spring pole is simply a spring connected to a rope that hangs from a tree branch or beam with a lure or toy attached to the end. This allows your dog to play tug of war with him or herself even if you are not there. Popular with a lot of dogs and particularly terrier type breeds like the Pitbull that love a good game of tug of war. A great exercise to tire your dog and build muscle particularly the rear end.
Pitbull Exercise Equipment and Toys
A Jolly Ball is a nearly indestructible exercise toy ball for dogs that they push and chase around. They come in a variety of sizes, styles and are also available with a handle or rope attached for tug of war. Check out the video to see what great exercise and fun they are for dogs.
Playing Fetch with your Pitbull is another fantastic way to burn pent-up energy. Pitbulls are generally ball or toy crazy can play this for hundreds of throws. A great alternative is to use an Automatic Ball Launcher so your dog can play Fetch by themselves. As the Pitbull is highly trainable as long as you focus their attention they learn to use this quickly. For more information check out “Automatic Ball Launchers for Dogs”