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what type of excercise plan do you have for your boxer?

Discussion in 'Showing - questions and answers' started by jjtac, Oct 31, 2007.

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  1. jjtac

    jjtac Boxer Pal

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    What do you do other than regular walks and play time?I notice all the pics of show dogs have that muscular chiseled look and most pictures of pet boxers that I see do not have this look.Is there any type of excersise show dogs get,that maybe regular pets do not?
     
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    Many pets are a little on the chubby side. ;) I don't do anything special for my guys except lots of good playtime with each other in a very large yard.

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    Depends on which dog. My retired female doesn't get much excercise at all, and as you would expect is a little heavy, although now extremely overweight. I just feed accordingly, and much to her dismay it isn't as much as she would like. :)

    As for the two who are still in the ring; they primarily get whatever excercise they get when they play. And we do encourage that. We also spend some time several days a week practicing for the ring, which does consist of some jogging.

    The most important factor is diet. You have to feed the right diet, and don't feed too much of it. Many "pets" are (over)fed low quality, high carbohydrate diets, which is just like feeding your human kid McDonald's everyday. And we all know what happens if you eat like that all of the time.
     
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    I am lucky to have a girl who loves to swim-year round :) And she does have that "chiseled" look you mention. She will retrieve for hours if I let her on land or in the water. My boy, who has SAS, and is older now, has definetely lost that look so I agree diet is everything there and for him long walks and intermittent play. Just like people, I think that muscle tone lets go a little as they get older, unless they are a really active dog :)
     
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    jjtac Boxer Pal

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    Thanks guys for the replies.And to GOCOUGS I just wanted to let you know that if my Jake looks as good as your AJ I will be a very happy person.Thanks again for the input.If you dont mind me asking what type of diet is AJ on?
     
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