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So, I'm not allowed to do weight pulling with my current foster.
So any ideas for building muscle? I'd like to take her swimming more often but
I don't have easy access. We do tug-o-war but I'm building play drive so we have to keep those sessions short for now.
 

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how old is your current foster pup?? from what i have gathered you can do this any time between the ages of 2 and 5 and a half
 

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is she old enough to get going onthe flirt pole or the spring pole? Found it put muscle onloki really fast playing on that an hour or so a day. or running , thats what I am doing with luna and pep right now { yes even pep is running , amazing I know lol}.
 

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Also keep in mind what works for some may not work for your foster. All dogs are different and in the end if the genes aren't there they aren't there.

How old is the pup? You'll really just have to trial and error until you feel you have the right combination that will lead to success.
 

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All the exercises noted above are great + protein + REST = muscle.

But as you know, the age of the pup is a factor and genetics will determine how much "muscle" the dogs body will be able to produce.
 

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Flirt pole, spring pole, jogs or bike rides. Don't forget, feed and timing of feed is also important along with rest. As was mentioned, genetics also play a role.
 

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does the dog fetch? iv always had good success standing at the top of a hill and throwing a ball or stick down, keeping the dog sprinting up and down an incline seems to build up good muscle tone.
 

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Spring pole, swimming, biking, rollerblading, disc dog (frisbee), flirt pole, fetch, flyball and dock diving are all great muscle building exercises.
 
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