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For 25 years I have been a student of conditioning. I will share only my thoughts on
conditioning.There are many numbers of keeps developed by different fanciers over the years.
Each of these methods has both strong points and weak points. As most of the tried and true
keeps(TRIEDIN THE BOX) will produce very similar results.....within a range of realistic
expectations.A range of improvement on the order of 5 To up to 10% is about all the average
fancier can expect. And, unless a trainer is very observant and given a true understanding of what
he is seeing, the trainer may actually do more harm than good when trying to shape a dog! NO
MATTER WHOSE METHOD YOU MAY USE, IT IS NECESSARY TO UNDERSTAND
THE WHAT'S,WHY'S,AND HOW'S OF GETTING TOP PERFORMANCE FROM YOUR
ANIMAL. Too many times your dog would be better off if you took him directly off the chain
rather than trying to put him through a keep when you don't know what you're really doing!!! If
the dog has been wormed and in perfect health, you can reasonably hope to improve his
performanceby 8 or l0%o, and possibly up to 15% if you put super-maximum effort into your
training program. YOU MUST BE DEDICATED TO REACH THIS LEVEL OF SKILL IN
TRAINING DOGS FOR THE UPPER LEVELS OF COMPETITION!!!To go above a l5Vo
improvement requires years of experience and practically a God-given talent to see more and get
more out of your animal than the majority of fanciers in the game today.Just look back through
the old journals and reports. Look at the records of S.T.P.,REBEL KENNELS,VIETNAM, FAT
BILL, B.WILLIAMS,and the SOSOBOYS....to name a few of the toughest.
It is no accident that these men continue to be "THE MEN" to beat; and their consistency is no
coincidence! Hey, sure they have goods dogs and in somecases,they have dogs that anyone
could win with. But these fellows know how to get the very most out of their dogs, even just
average dogs.THEY SELDOM LOSE ON CONDITIONING.THEIR DOGS SELDOM QUIT.
So let's get on with the basic keep.
DAILY FEED MIXTURE
ONCE PER DAY, FEED 2 BOILED EGG WHITES, 1/2 BOILED EGG YELLOW ,2 CUPs
TURNIP GREENS OR SPINACH, IT CUP FISH PER 20 LBS. OF BODY WEIGHT(TUNA
OR MACKAREL-PACKED IN WATER) (TUNA IS BEST BUT COST MORE).THE REST
oF THE FEED WILL BE DOG FEED(FROM 1 TO 3 CUPS DEPENDING ON WEIGHT).
YOU WIL CONTROL HIS WEIGHT BY THE AMOUNT OF DOG FEEDYOU FEED
WITH THE SUPPLEMENTS.
Make sure you walk your dog 4 days a week for 2-3 miles a day,with a five minute sets on a
treadmill twice a week for 3 weeks for his pre-keep.
For historical purposes only. ROM in no way supports dog, fighting or the cruelty of any animal.
Day 1-Walk 2 miles run 20 min. walk 2 mile dragging a 10 lb. weight, walk I
mile cool down.
Day2 -Walk 2 miles run 20 min. walk 1 mile cool down.
Day 3 -SAME AS DAY-2
Day 4 -Restday walk him for 10 minutes at normal work out trip. Do this every
Day 5 -Day 7-Same as Day 2
Day 2 -Walk 2 miles run 30 minutes walk 1 mile cool down.
Day 4 -Walk 2 miles run 30 minutes walk I mile dragging10Ib.weight, walk out
5 minutes cool down.
Day 5- Day 6- Day 7 -Same asDay 2
Day 2 -Walk2 miles run 45 minutes walk 1 mile cool down
Day 6 -Walk 2 miles run 45 minutes walk I mile dragging 10 lb. weight, walk 10
Day7-Same as Day-2
Day I -Walk 2 miles run 50minutes walk 1 mile cool down.
Day 2 -Walk 2 miles run 55 minutes walk 1 mile cool down.
Day 4 -Walk2 miles run I hr. walk 1 mile dragging 10Ib. weight walk 10minute
Day 5 -Walk 2 miles nrn thr. walk 1 mile cool down.
Day6 -Same as Day5
Day I -Walk2 miles run l:05 walk I mile cool down.
Day 2 -Same as Day-l
Day3 -walk 2 miles run 1:10 walk I mile dragging 10 lb. weight walk 10minutes
For historical purposes only. ROM in no way supports dogfighting or the cruelty of any animal.
Day5 -Walk 2 miles run l:15 walk I mile cool down.
Day 6 -walk 2 miles run 1:20 walk I mile cool down
Day 7 -PEAK DAY **WALK 2 MILES RUN 1:30 WALK I MILE COOLDOWN**
WEEK 6 (SHOW WEEK)
Day 2 -IIAND WALK FIVE MILES ONLY
Day3 -Same asDay 2
Day 4 -HAND WALK 4 MILES ONLY
Day 5 -HAND WALK 3 MILES ONLY
Day 6 -HAND WALK 2 MILES ONLY
Early A.M.-2 mile walk. Empty out .Weigh the dog. If you are underweight, feed macaroni
equal to the amount you are under plus 4 ounces of additional macaroni and 4 cup greens.If
you are overweight feed 4 cup of greens plus enough macaroni so as to put him 4 ounces over
the contract weight. This should be 12 to 14 hours before show time. Water 4 to 6 ounces (l fl.
oz. water weighs approximately1.1 ounces (in poundsand ounces)).
Early P.M. (6to 8 hours before the show, the dog should be from 2 oz. under to 2 oz. over
weightwise.If youare under, give the dog water equal to the amount that you are under. If you
are over, walk the dog 4 mile for each oz. that you areover. Rest the dog for 4 hours and weigh
again. If still over, walk dog 2 mile to and allow him to empty out. Weigh him again,if he is
still over weight, insert a child size Glycerin suppositoryin his rectum, wait 10 minutes, walk for
10 minutes or until he empties out. REST TINTIL 30 MINUTES BEFORE WEIGH IN. WEIGH
THE DOG AT THIS TIME. If over use another Glycerin suppository, wait 10 minutes, walk 10
minutes. If under weight, givethe dog a drink of water equalin weight to the amount that you
are under. Mix a beef bouillon cube with this water. No more than4 oz. of water.
SHOW TIME!! Your dog should be slightly under the weight (1to 4 oz.) If you have a choice,
wash last. If by some odd chance, youare still overweight, walk him and use another Glycerin
suppository. If more than 4 oz. under, give the dog chicken broth equal to the amount that you
are under. No more than 4 oz. of broth. After weighting if you feel your dog isn't DEAD
GAME, give a Tylenol #3,30 M.G. of Caffeine Sulphate, andI tablespoon of honey and 1
tablespoon of canola oil immediately after weighing. If you feel that your dog is GAME, give
him 30 M.G. of Caffeine Sulphateand I tablespoon of canola oil. If youhave him in really good
shape, he won't needanything.