It was 1987 when I first came about this pictu…

It was 1987 when I first came about this picture and I remember saying to myself “I want my dogs to do that” but the truth is I didn’t know what they were doing and who’s dogs are they?

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I found out that the picture is of a well respected dog trainer and PitBull activist “Diane Jessup” and her dogs, working a Spring Pole. If you’re a true dogman and BULLDOG enthusiast, then you BETTER know who she is but what is a Spring Pole?

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A Spring Pole is a conditioning tool used to develop grip and drive on dogs. It helps in building muscle tone, gripping power, wrestling skills and drive. Unfortunately, the law views this type of conditioning as unlawful, ownership of a “Spring Pole” can be seen as dog fighting paraphernalia and a violation of the law.
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However viewed, this is a form of “tug of war” game for dogs. Today one can walk into a pet store and purchase the variety of “tug toys” to play a similar game your dog but because this type of item is associated with the Pit Bull breed, it’s frowned upon.
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Many Dog men still condition their dogs by way of Spring pole and other methods such as “treadmills” It’s common to see a well conditioned dog latch onto a piece of leather attached at the end, bite down and hang til they tired only to go back again.
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They’re many exercises, training regimens and information that have immense benefits to a dogs overall well being in building drives and conditioning that old school dog men used back in the days that today can be utilized but unfortunately aren’t shared due to fear of the law and pets possibly being confiscated.

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