Originally Posted by scerv
hey guys my son has a catahula 3 yr..he runs her and lets her pull him on long board. He want to train Jax my 8 month pup (pit) to pull him on long board..at what age can you jog (2 mile) and have him pull. he uses flirt pole and low hung spring pole.
A word of caution.
8 months is way too young to encourage pulling. Their lower jaw is soft and not set yet.
It can lead to underbite, and actually weaken a bite.
I never use these means (flirt poles/spring poles), but that is from personal experience.
As for running, start small and increase gradually. Every dog is different.
But they are pretty much pups until two years of age. Just don't over do it.
Also, know when your dog gets exhausted. The heartbeat never lies.
When their tongue is fully dropped and to the side, they are exhausted.
As for pulling a long board, if it's slow I would say start at 18+ months. JMO
Two years even better,