Posted on 09. Oct, 2012 by Stan.
Getting the best performance out of your dog can take a lot of work. You need to start with selecting the right breed for the work they will perform. There are a wide number of breeds built for protection, some made for pulling and draft work, others for agility and still others for herding. Many of these breeds can cross over into other fields and are quite adept at it. There are two things they all have in common regardless of the type of work they are performing or their breed and these are: the need for excellent training and the need to be in top condition. Excellent training is up to selecting the right methods and individuals to help reach the performance goal. Getting in top condition includes a range of factors and one of the most important ones is nutrition.
Nutrition And Conditioning For Dogs
Just like top human athletes, top canine athletes need to have a sound nutritional regimen if they are to perform at their best consistently. Every dog needs access to food and fresh water but this is just a basic necessity. Canine athletes need to have a prime selection of food in order to supply their body with the right nutrients so they can perform the work in optimal health. The minimum requirements include the right quantity to keep your dog at the correct weight. In addition, dog food that isn’t packed with a lot of fillers and preservatives provides your canine with essential nutrients that are more readily absorbed by the body, allowing them to maintain a higher level of fitness. In addition to this many of the top trainers, breeders and handlers are recommending a muscle builder for dogs. Getting a nutritional supplement for your canine athlete can help their body recover after long training sessions and help them perform better.
Canines have a better capacity to oxidize fat than humans whether exercising or at rest. This means that dogs that are worked should be fed high fat and high protein diets. This will help to increase both their stamina and raise their production of energy. In addition to making sure your canine has a base diet that is of the highest quality it’s a good idea to add a performance supplement. One ingredient you want to look for in a performance supplement for dogs is creatine. This has been long used in the world of body building for people because of the positive affects it has on muscle mass. Creatine has been shown to help reduce the recovery time needed after a training session as well as promoting stamina.
Two other important ingredients to look for are whey proteins and DMG. Whey proteins are some of the most digestible protein, meaning your canine can absorb them faster. They are also rich in amino acids which are critical for protein synthesis, an important step in muscle recovery and muscle build-up. Amino acids are the building blocks for proteins and proteins are the building blocks for muscles. This is a chain of necessary ingredients for performance supplements for dogs. DMG is critical for metabolism, oxygen utilization and reducing accumulation of lactic acid.
What Is DMG?
The initials DMG stand for Dimethyl glycine and it is found in animals and plants naturally. It is derived from glycine which is an amino acid. It is a critical component in muscle builder for dogs because it promotes oxygen utilization. Without enough oxygen reaching your dog’s cells, they may begin to deteriorate. With proper oxygen utilization your dog will be better able to perform, build better muscle mass and may show signs of improved concentration on their handler. All of these things can help your dog win competitions and keep their competitive edge longer.
When fed to dogs, whether they are performance or companion animals an overall health boost is achieved. Your dog will have improved skin health, cardiovascular health and a better immune system. In addition there will be improved brain and nerve functions. This powerful antioxidant is beneficial to older dogs suffering from immunological disorders, lowered immune systems as well as skin allergies. It has also been shown to help with joint and connective tissue health, making it vital for the working dog and an excellent choice for the aging companion.
How Does Oxygen Utilization Affect The Muscles Of A Dog?
Without the proper oxygen intake, muscles can start to break down from rigorous performance and your dog will hit a plateau. In addition, without proper oxygen uptake there can be a sharp increase in the accumulation of lactic acid. With this build up you will notice your dog’s performance drop sharply and often this can even lead to an increase in injuries as well as a decrease in overall health. Moreover, lack of oxygen utilization can lead to muscle deterioration creating a bit of a back track with working dogs.
With proper oxygen utilization a dog will benefit from better overall health. This will not only allow them to perform better at competitions it will also allow them faster recovery from vigorous training sessions. Better oxygen utilization can improve mental functioning and reduce stress. Both of these factors can help the dog to be better able to concentrate on the trainer during sessions and during competitions.
Competition Is Fierce
Competition in the world of canine athletes gets fiercer by the day. There are a lot of choices you can make that will give your dog a leading edge. Choosing the right breed for the discipline is critical but so is choosing the right breeding. Dogs from an athletic breeding program will stand a better chance of competing well. Taking the time to utilize the best trainers, handlers and training methods is also important. You can do all these critical steps and still find something is missing. Choosing high quality performance supplements for dogs can help give your athlete the competitive edge they need. Be sure to read the ingredients, testimonials and dosage suggestions so you know what you’re getting.
Posted on 13. Jun, 2012 by Stan.
Join us as we host the phenomenal Joeri Goedertier of Redwood Krest!! Joeri is a professional canine trainer, handler, conformation judge, public speaker, breeder, and K9 import/export specialist. He co-founded Redwood Krest in 2001 with his wife/partner. Combined, they have over 30 years experience!! you do not want to miss this show!
Posted on 23. May, 2012 by Stan.
The next breed battle is between two Power house breeds the Cane Corso VS American Bulldog! Again with this breed battle we are looking for honest opinions about which canine you prefer over the other. While you may not agree on everyone’s choice or opinion please keep it respectful. If you have or had any experience with the breed feel free to share them as well. This breed battle is brought to you by MVP K9 Supplements “Infusing Dynamic Energy Into Man’s Best Friend”!
Posted on 20. May, 2012 by Stan.
Join us this week as we host Michael Ellis of Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers! Michael is an internationally renowned dog trainer and teacher with 30 years of experience in the competitive dog sports. He has given over 300 seminars in the United States, Canada, and South America, that’s well over a thousand days of lecture and practical work in the last eight years alone, and as a result, has been one of the driving forces in popularizing reward based training systems for the protection sports. Don’t miss this exciting show on MVP K9 Radio!!
Posted on 09. May, 2012 by Stan.
Join us tonight as we showcase Jay Headley of AZ K9 Services! Jay has extensive experience and knowledge of K9 training and is excited to share with us some of those experiences. He has worked for the Arizona Department of Public Safety for 7 plus years. He is currently a Field Training Officer, Drug Recognition Expert and a Law Enforcement instructor. Join us as we welcome Jay Headley to the list of MVP K9 Radio special guest list!
Posted on 09. May, 2012 by Stan.
This weeks Breed Battle is between the American Bully verses the German Rottweiler. Our goal in each battle is not to destroy a breed, but to take a deeper look inside both breed’s history to help educate those who may be interested in possibly owning one. What we are looking for in each battle are people’s opinions on both breeds and the reasons why you prefer one breed over the other. This is a debate, and we ask that you keep the battle respectful. Honest opinions are welcomed and everyone is entitled to their own. Below you will find a brief description on each breed’s history. The battle will go on for one week and we will tally up the votes. On the following radio show we will randomly choose an opinion/vote, and the winner will receive a FREE product of choice brought to you by MVP K9 Supplements!
The American Bully is a new dog breed that was introduced in the mid 1990′s through selective breeding amongst the American Pit Bull Terrier. The breeds popularity has risen to extraordinary heights and even has it’s on registration club called the ABKC (American Bully Kennel Club) were shows are now reaching global scale. With many different bloodlines, gene colors and structures ranging from pocket pits to extreme there are many different types to choose from.
The German Rottweiler is a medium to large breed canine that originated in Rottweil, Germany. The breed was also known as the Rottweil butcher’s dog due to that they were used to herd livestock and pull carts that were filled with butchers meat. The German Rottweiler can be used for many different roles such as guide dogs, guard dogs or search and rescue. There are many established Rottweiler clubs like the ADRK, DRK, SDRK, NIRK, and of coarse the AKC.
Posted on 22. Apr, 2012 by Stan.
Greg Williams of Metropolitan K9, the owner and Training Director, has been involved in dog training for about 13 years. Four years ago, Greg opened Metropolitan K9, LLC. He opened it with the following goal in mind: affordable dog training will ensure that dogs never find their way to a shelter because of bad behavior. Metropolitan K-9 will come up with a plan to help you reach your training goals. Be it basic obedience, or a top-notch competition dog, our knowledge of canine behavior, learning theory, and experience in training will get you there. Please help us welcome Greg Williams to MVP K9 Radio!
Posted on 11. Apr, 2012 by Stan.
Allison Henry, of Canine Solutions, is the founder, and has been the master trainer and president for 14 years. Equipped with a Bachelor of Science from Colorado State University, her concentration was on animal science and behavior. Among her many accomplishments she has scored in the top 15 while competing at a Schutzund/IPO III level at 4 National Championship competitions. Allison is also certified in Canine Emergency Medical care for the Texas Engineering Extension Service and the Red Cross. She also has vast knowledge working with all breeds of dogs and training included, but not limited to: Service dog work, Schutzund dogs, Police K9, Narcotic dogs, Competitive Obedience & Tracking dogs, Personal Protection dogs and Search and Rescue dogs. It is our great honor and pleasure to feature Allison Henry on MVP K9 Radio this evening!
Posted on 28. Mar, 2012 by Stan.
Gale Raponi of Tuff N Uff Kennels is a father & husband who first started training dogs for home protection in 1985. His interest in dogs and protection peaked in the late 90s, and soon after began developing the ABM. He soon earned 37 Obedience & Personal Protection Titles on a dozen dogs and was awarded Professional OB/PP Trainers Certificates from the PPDA & Obedience Instructor’s Certification from Lori Berg of Rock of Ages Kennel. He proceeded in gaining certificates that only served to validate the purpose for a defense trained family pet protector. MVP K9 Radio is honored to have such an accredited and talented guest tonight!