A problem most large dog breed owners have is trying to deal with an overly energetic dog—especially pitbulls! This is one of the biggest issues we see in dogs of all ages, from puppies to dogs in their later years. Are you constantly forced to lock your dog away when friends and family visit because you are afraid he will knock down anyone in his path? Or, after a long day at work, do you come home to find your shoes torn to pieces alongside the garbage that is spread throughout the living room? You are taking the first step in resolving this problem by reading this article.

We created this product purely to remedy this destructive behavior and eliminate this problem before your belongings come to harm. Exercising in an efficient and timely manner is key to any happy, healthy dog.



Weight Training Vest

The most common reason for misbehavior and excessive energy is

a lack of exercise and physical release of energy

. The American Pitbull Terrier, and other closely related breeds, are bred to work, and to do it well.

A weighted vest helps to connect these dogs to their purpose. Increasing the resistance can help any physical activity become more efficient. We all lack time in our packed schedules in this fast-paced society, but this product will help to make the most out of the limited time we all have to work with our animals.

The Arete Canine Weighted Vest

is made of heavy-duty ballistic nylon, which is the same fabric used to produce bulletproof vests. These weighted vests are incredibly advantageous for assistance in weight loss and maintaining your dog’s peak physical condition. With this product, the intensely effective exercise will be the key to your well-behaved dog.

We double stitched the D-ring leash hold at the top, to ensure a lasting hold, and beefed up the steel grade hardware. We have also added metal buckles to ensure a secure and comfortable fit.


The weighted vest was designed with safety of your dog in mind and has fully adjustable girth straps and front straps with a shape and design that provides a professional silhouette that fits like a glove.

The weight vest takes ½ pound steel ingots, with each vest fitting a different amount of weight depending on the size. We have cut these weights into 3” lengths and built securing channels into the vest to allow flexibility as they are secured to your dog’s back.

Size: Capacity:
Small 12
Medium 16
Large 23
X-Large 42

The vest comes in four different sizes for dog breeds sized small to X-large.

Size of Jacket Total Weight Capacity Fits Girth Circumference Fits Base of Neck Circumference
Small 7 Pounds 19in – 28in 12in -15in
Medium 9 Pounds 20.5in – 25in 15in – 21in
Large 14 Pounds 25in – 35in 21in – 25in
X-Large 22 Pounds 37in – 51in 27in – 30in

Setting aside all of these features, the best thing our vest does is produce results. There is not a better muscle building tool on the market. A constant workout from the moment you put it on until the moment you take it off, your dog can use this vest all the way from extensive training to a leisure walk in the park. This makes the vest versatile in every daily activity.

Give Your Dog a Job

“Having a task to focus on can help tremendously. Hyperactivity in dogs can come from psychological needs as easily as it can from physical needs. By giving your dog a job to do, you are removing his hyperactive dog behavior and are redirecting his energy elsewhere. For instance, having your dog wear a


with extra weight will keep your dog focused on carrying instead of getting distracted by squirrels and other things.”


By Cesar Millan

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We love to hear back from you, so let us know how the vest works for you.  Also leave a comment about any other methods you have found to be helpful while training.