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Drag weight

Discussion in 'Sports & Activities' started by phez718, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. phez718

    phez718 Pup

    What amount of weight would be sufficient for a 1-2 mile drag walk every other day for a 50 lb dog? I'm thinking 10 lbs, but I don't want too much or too little weight as I'm trying to build up stamina. Thanks in advance for replies.
  2. Norvell57

    Norvell57 Top Dog

    i was reading on a weight pulling site and they where saying that you sould just start out with 3 or 4 lbs. and on slowly build them up over months an they said you will know when you should stop

    you dont want your dog to be staining or really having to work at the end of the walk. i would go with more then 10 to 15 after you really get your dog in shape just to be safe
  3. Tikki

    Tikki Pup

    10 perscent of the dog's body weight is what I have been told.
  4. tommy3

    tommy3 CH Dog

    Make sure he is old enough!!!
  5. GrCh_Jeff

    GrCh_Jeff Big Dog

    deffently old enough then ..i like to tie big blocks to there neck..lmao j/k..yeah wait till there old enough then use proper training.someone showed me this site which i think is very informative,maby youll get some use out of it.lots of good stuff..
  6. Norvell57

    Norvell57 Top Dog

    thats the site i was on
  7. GrCh_Jeff

    GrCh_Jeff Big Dog

    its pretty good huh....
  8. phez718

    phez718 Pup

    Well, I didn't think this thread would get any replies...

    I bought a sled at our last show, it weighs about 10 lbs. He's doing really well with the weight of the sled alone, he doesn't strain in the harness. I've read the weight pull section of the APBT Conformation site several times now, very informative.

    No worries on his age though, he's 2 years and we just started training. He was a little chubby after the winter, but with the weight pulling plus his normal walking he's in better shape. I'll have to get some better pictures up soon.

    Thanks for all the replies. :)
  9. carson3535

    carson3535 Big Dog

    I've ben told you start off with 5 lbs. and go up every 2 weeks until you hit 20 lbs. and never go any higher. But you use a 5 foot cable or chain
  10. Norvell57

    Norvell57 Top Dog

    i just use a 10 lbs. weight from a bench press and i walk about a 1 1/2 mile walk and i know they can pull more but i dont want to have to worry aboutr the heat to get to them
  11. GrCh_Jeff

    GrCh_Jeff Big Dog

    right norvell

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