i have a female she will be 2 in march. How is the best way to introduce her into weight pulling?
I wouldn't coax him with treats, that's a form of baiting and can cause the dog to become frustrated. Dog pulls "GOOD!" or "Yes!" and then you pull out the treat and give it to them.I used a regular walkin harness and a old tire with a rope on it and a quick link from a hardware store. i just latched it to the harness and then coaxed him to me with treats.
:goodpost:I used a regular walkin harness and a old tire with a rope on it and a quick link from a hardware store. i just latched it to the harness and then coaxed him to me with treats.
Once i knew he would do it , i ordered a real harness.
i know alot of people use a milk jug with water and rocks in it so it makes noise .
then they add a tire after the dog is used to the jug.
Here this might help you k8 This explains the OFA test ratings and what they mean. Note it's stated that dogs who score fair in hips could still be bred but not recommended. I think that with fair hips you would be ok to compete in WP you might want to retire them a few years early but I don't see why it would be an issue unless dysplasia was involved in which case I would say no.Can WP be done with dogs who have FAIR hips, or would it be better to keep their WP amateur? I'm buying Kane a training harness next month (after all my bills are paid, darnit, lol) but I'm not sure if I'm going to try to compete with him in WP or just do it to keep him in shape.
ther is no reason you cant compete with him . The major thing is not to jump in head 1st.Ok thanks. I'll probably just keep him amateur then, as my focus in his training is more towards rally and dock diving. I don't want to unnecessarily wear him down before his time.
yah i figured so much hes just really excitable, i was trying to bank on the fact that he'd realize that it was heavy and slow down, i think i'd be able to train him to go slow once we got him really hooked up. idk we'll see. i need to find a club down here. for clubs do they care if your dogs a mutt?I wouldn't have the dog run if you're going to get serious about weight pulling. They need to stay at a steady pace, if they're used to running and then get hooked onto something very heavy. You'll have a dog lunging and jumping and frustrated.