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Is hyperactive dogs available in India?

Hi guys, I want to know about these weight bags. I've heard they work wonder on some very hyperactive dogs. My first question is are they available in India? What proposition of weight should be used? For example, a 6 month old lab weighing b/w 20kg and 25 kg is tasked with 5kg of weight and made to run or brisk walk. Can this rigourous but more user friendly exercise cause joint problems for dogs. Moreover, can a 6 month old puppy be subject to this weight exercise?
By Navjot Singh · 14 Sep 2011 7:49 am


By KamalRaj J Kuppal · 14 Sep 2011 10:06 am
Weight bags are so popular in abroad but in india, many owners use water bottles instead of weight bags, take two water bottles filled with water and tie two bottles in nylon rope ends (such that the end of the rope tied with water bottle horizontaly or vertically). Place the rope on your dogs back such that one bottle in his right side and another in his left side and take him for walk. I tried similar thing for Bruno but his main focus on the water bottle not on the walk, so i dropped the plan. But I see my friend boxer doing well with this kind of exercise.

I personally dont prefer weight bag exercise for 6 months old puppy as he is too young and these exercise i feel harm them. You can start such kind of exercise once he is 18 months old, as of now you can give him exercise only in the form of play.

For labs more exercise needed mentally than physically ( i feel so and i applied on my lab and it works well). What I did when my lab is hyperactive on his six months old is, I put some chicken pieces (somewhat bigger) on kong and give to him, and he assume that his task is to take the chicken piece out, he takes out in 20 min max and eat that (Note that you need to put treats in kong only that your dog is craze to eat). After that if i feel still he is hyperactive, i play hide and seek exercise with him, I hide the toy in any of room in my house and his task to find out the toy and this play go for about 20~30 minutes. Fetching the ball is another awesome exercise which make them tired in atleast 20 runs, after all i too give him mutton hoofs (as i dont prefer commercial dog bones which available in pet shops and most of the bones made up of beef marrow) when he is hyper, chewing bones also lose their energy.
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By Navjot Singh · 14 Sep 2011 10:51 am
kamal, weight bags can accomodate dumble plates and it can fit at the back in such a way that the weight is evenly distributed on the entire body. A friend of mine puts dumple plates at the back of his gsd's and allows them to walk unleashed. The scene looks amazing. They look dogs with a purpose. He got them from Southhamton years ago. He suggests a 5kg weight when my dog is 9 month old and increase the weight by 1kg on gain of every 5kg weight. Ill check with a pet shop who imported clicker for me.
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By Anil @ DoggiesDude · 14 Sep 2011 10:57 am
it should be at max 10% of the dog weight..not more as suggested in one of his episode of Dog Whisperer by Ceaser Milan.
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By Anil @ DoggiesDude · 14 Sep 2011 10:58 am
personally would suggest to use in winters due to hot climate here..
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By Navjot Singh · 14 Sep 2011 11:02 am
Anil, did you try this on your mastiffs? Are they available in lucknow. If yes, then getting them in Delhi shouldn't be a marathon task.
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By Anil @ DoggiesDude · 14 Sep 2011 11:04 am
i had one long ago..got torn...not using nowadays... they get lot of space to run n swim at farm... dries them out of energy n they sleep whole noon..evening they r back home ..eat n sleep..
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By Anil @ DoggiesDude · 14 Sep 2011 11:05 am
i got one from Israel.. it was sorta harness n bagpack too..very sturdy..
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