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Old 12-24-2012, 04:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
 

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We have a male rescue pit mix, he is our first pit of any kind, he's about 7 months old and we've had him for about a month. He's been vetted, an is on Acana wild prairie. We have done some basic work, and have him enrolled in a class starting in a couple weeks, but we would like to do more than obedience. How do you know what would fit him? What he would be good at and enjoy and how do we start? I see talk about spring poles and conditioning, but am not familiar with it. He takes two daily walks. Name:  ImageUploadedByPG Free1356371198.296721.jpg
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For a puppy work should not really begin until they are older. You can have a flirt pole, keep it low and don't move and switch direction too fast for their little legs and growing joints, etc. Spring poles are OK, but all 4 paws should be on the GROUND at that age. No serious tugging until they are older (even if your dog latches on and you can pick your dog up by their teeth, DONT yet, let them grow). You can get a harness and get him used to wearing one for when he is older, but for right now, just keep doing what your doing, let you pup grow. Handwalking really is the best type of conditioning. When its yucky out and my boy doesn't want to walk in the rain (and neither do I lol) I put my boy on a treadmill. Its an old one from my grandmother. They have fancy mills for pups. But mine if fine for what I need. I started my boy getting used to his treadmill early and now I cant even say the word or he gets all amped up and ready to run!
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Thanks! Where can I get a flirt pole? Is it something to make? He is starting to be a little more graceful, he's filled out but still lopes around like a puppy, lol I never thought about a treadmill, i could probably get a old one pretty cheap.


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yeah freecycle and craigslist are great places, found my friend a great one, with an incline for like $30!

I made my flirt pole for about 20 bucks, my spring pole was also about the same as well. I had the lowes guy cut like 3-4 feet piece PVC pipe, the thin kind remember you're the one swinging this around, lol. then I pulled tough-rated chain through the PVC pipe and had it cut double the length I needed. I put the chain through the pipe, put the mountain clip on (so you can attach stuff to the clip) and brought it back through the pipe and clipped it at the end I hold. I can pull the end and still swing it around for my pup. Flirt poles are great for training DROP and WAIT. Nothing better than seeing your pup give full eye contact as his favorite tug toy whizzes by teasing the heck out of him, lol. I can post you a picture if I am not making it clear...

here is One of my crazy pup not looking very dainty, you can see the Flirt pole but he cracks me up lol


Spring pole was just a porch swing spring (they come in a pack of 2) and some chain and a mountain clip.
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I LOVE that picture! It's hilarious! Sounds pretty easy, we can make that without to much problem. I think it's something he will Absolutely love to play with. I can't wait to make it! We did buy him a treat puzzle box for Christmas, our other dogs have no care for them but he is so food motivated that its hilarious to work with it. Lol



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Glad you loved it, it makes me smile, lol.

I laughed cause the one I got said not to discourage your dog, show him your putting in treats and leave it open the first time, then fill one level and let him find them on his own, but help if its been a while and he is getting frustrated. Well it was 2 levels and "normal" dogs might take a few weeks to figure it out... IDK what dogs they tried it out on, but they were not that smart, lol.


I filled them all cause I figure my boy is pretty smart (of course, lol) and he goes up to it, used his paw to spread them all out, picks it up with his teeth and banged it on the floor so they all fell out at once. Too smart for his own good! I make my own "puzzles" now, they are hiding treats all over the house and making him sniff them out, lol. Takes more time and he doesn't get 10 at once, lol...
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Wow, now that is too smart! Yea, it didn't take Moses long to figure it out either, but he's such a food hog he loves working it. He is so smart!! And stubborn! Lol!!


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Wow, now that is too smart! Yea, it didn't take Moses long to figure it out either, but he's such a food hog he loves working it. He is so smart!! And stubborn! Lol!!


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As he should be!!!! lol Yeah my boy was grown when I got this, I am sure your pup is totally super smart too, especially with their sniffers! lol
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Oh yea, he can sniff food out from a mile away I think...that is why we have to kennel him till the other dogs finish eating. He tries to horn in on their food, not aggressive, just hasn't learned his manners yet, then he can't figure out why they are grumps with him...lol!! He's getting their though! We've only had him about three weeks/month. He lived on the street before that, someone started feeding him, it's amazing to me how friendly and well adjusted he is. Potty training has been the hardest, he doesn't sniff, he just stops and goes wherever he is at. It doesn't take much to discipline though, and he's already picked up sit, leave it, and we are working on wait. That's much harder for him, he gets so anxious....lol



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Oh yea, he can sniff food out from a mile away I think...that is why we have to kennel him till the other dogs finish eating. He tries to horn in on their food, not aggressive, just hasn't learned his manners yet, then he can't figure out why they are grumps with him...lol!! He's getting their though! We've only had him about three weeks/month. He lived on the street before that, someone started feeding him, it's amazing to me how friendly and well adjusted he is. Potty training has been the hardest, he doesn't sniff, he just stops and goes wherever he is at. It doesn't take much to discipline though, and he's already picked up sit, leave it, and we are working on wait. That's much harder for him, he gets so anxious....lol



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hahaha great job on what your doing. yeah I would be food motivated too if I wondered where my next meal was coming from.

One thing, my boy didn't give many signs as well (and I was a ignorant newbie who didnt know his signs). But he would close his mouth when he was gonna pee. (he also closes his mouth right before douche bag mode when we are walking down the street and another dog happens to, god forbid, also want to walk down the street). I see my boys other signs now besides the mouth closing, but see if your pup might do the same thing? who knows! that was my boys first tell tale sign though he would be all panting happy go lucky and then mouth closes, pee. lol
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Huh! I'm going to look for that!! We took him and our little dog to my in-laws before Christmas and they don't have a back yard so we took a lot of walks, every time Harlie peed or pooped, he would sniff it. I think he finally got the idea that The words Potty, meant him to go! Lol.


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Huh! I'm going to look for that!! We took him and our little dog to my in-laws before Christmas and they don't have a back yard so we took a lot of walks, every time Harlie peed or pooped, he would sniff it. I think he finally got the idea that The words Potty, meant him to go! Lol.


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haha! Worth a shot! Yeah bathroom means pee and poop means well poop, lol. My boy is very good at pooping on demand, lol. I love him so!
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Moses was very quick to worm his way into our hearts, and he honestly picked is. We were at the house of the people who were feeding him (in their front yard, and I'm glad he was getting fed but it was nasty dirty food and water) and he Ran up and jumped into our car and laid down in the back seat. That was pretty much it for us!


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