This is usually a combination of various activities. This is necessary if your dog is developing some behavioral problems. Such issues could include refusing to respond to commands, being violent with other animals or people, or just being destructive. Agility exercises will ask your dogs to complete a prepared obstacle course with mental and physical challenges like jumps, tunnels, weave poles, tires, and balance beams. They typically include single jumps, double jumps, triples jumps, hoop jumps, and so on. This is a great way to combine mental and physical work. It is excellent for teaching pitbulls commands.
Fetch drills have immense benefits for dogs. It is merely throwing a ball or automatic ball launchers for dogs and asking the pitbull to “Go fetch.” Dogs love to do this! So rest assured that the dog will be more than excited. You can use it to teach commands and obedience, as well as impulse control. What is also great about playing fetch is that it works but indoors and outdoors. Be sure to note if your dog has any issues with his joint before you do this. Fetch is very stimulating for pitbulls because it increases their cardio and mental stimulation. Always play “fetch” in a spacious environment so that your pitbull would be able to jump high. This exercise adds the extra advantage of letting the dog do all the work. All you have to do is sit, launch the ball and watch.
Closely related to playing fetch is playing fly ball and playing with Frisbees. Fly ball is way more athletic. It involves jumping through hurdles while Frisbees is just like fetch. The only difference is that a pitbull will have to jump higher to retrieve a Frisbee. This makes it way more physical than fetch.
Fetching and Frisbee exercises are so good because they don’t stress you out so much. Yet, they give your dog ample opportunity to engage in physical activity. You can rub some meat on the stick or object to encourage your dog to pick it up and bring it back to you. Throw it and ask the dog to get it back to you. After a while, throw it further. This also helps the dog to exercise its sense of scent.
Playing tug is a game most dogs will enjoy. It satisfies their innate desire to work with other dogs to disassemble the prey. You can play tug with your dog with a tug rope or large stuff toy. This exercise helps dogs burn energy. Be careful with this exercise, though; you don’t want to increase your pitbull’s aggression or encourage it to make a habit of biting into things.
A jolly ball is an excellent piece of equipment to use to play tug. It is a ball that is virtually indestructible, and dogs can push and chase it around. Your pitbull can also play fetch with a spring pole. It’s a rope you can attach to a tree or beam with a lure at the end for your dog to tug.