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weight pulling

Discussion in 'Dog Discussion' started by makaz24, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. makaz24

    makaz24 Big Dog

    what do i do to get my pup ready to pull weight, put a harness on her and just put something real light on her and get her use to the harness and pulling smething and just praise th shit outof her while she is doing it?
  2. SacRedboyOwner

    SacRedboyOwner Top Dog

    How old is your pup?
  3. makaz24

    makaz24 Big Dog

    4 n a half months
  4. SacRedboyOwner

    SacRedboyOwner Top Dog

    Just let the pup be a pup for now. He still is still growing. Don't work your pup. Walk him for five minutes to ten minutes but not to work him but so that your pup get use to a leash. And don't walk him everyday. Play with your pup. You can buy your pup a harness so that when u do walk your pup he gets use to pulling on the harness. Your pup is at the stage where you want to get him familiar with equipment. Do not have him pull anything for now so that you don't damage his growth.
  5. visiongee

    visiongee Banned

    good advise I totally agree
  6. makaz24

    makaz24 Big Dog

    wasnt gonna have her pull weight , i was thinking a empy pepsi bottle on a harness to get use to it
  7. hardluck

    hardluck Banned

    I heard of people buying those little puppy harnesses and hooking them up to it as early as 4months. I have read also that never to bring it past 10 pounds of weight till 12months or older. One of the best things you can do to build strenght at that age is simply to walk it. I was walking my young pup almost a mile to 1.6 miles a day between the ages of 4-8 months. It builds a good bond and gets them tired perfect if your keeping them inside
  8. hardluck

    hardluck Banned

    dont run the dog at that age because there bones and joints are still developing. Just a simple walk working your way up to a mile the dog should be plenty tired
  9. GI Joe

    GI Joe Big Dog

    I don't see anything wrong with putting something light on the end of the harness.You want the dog to not be scared of anything behind him and it won't hurt the pup.I tried to put a chain on the harness of one of my grown dogs and she was scared of it and wanted no parts of pulling.To each his own.
  10. makaz24

    makaz24 Big Dog

    yea im just gonna pit a legit 2 empty two liter for he to get use to it behind her, and i dont run her i put her in the yard and she does laps on her own, i got her working thr flirt pole, spring pole real lightly
  11. bukskin.banks

    bukskin.banks Big Dog

    Ya def don't overdo it, but some dogs can handle more than others. Just use some common sense with what these guys said and you'll be fine. I'd def put a harness on him and let him play and run around with it for like 15 min a day just to get used to the equiptment. And you'll def wana teach him how to stay still so you can dress him up when hes younger lol
  12. jsimmons

    jsimmons Pup

    all good advise. The most important thing at the start is to build a bond with your pup. Just walk them around and let them get used to your voice. Its hard when they are young pups but try to start them walking with a command. I like to use the word WORK to start them walking. Walk about 10 feet and then tell them to stop then give them priase (good boy or good girl) Then start them again with WORK! I usually don't start with any weight until 6 months old but no more than 5 to 10 lbs. I won't pull them in competion until 1 year but thats just me. In the adba they have to be 9 months old to pull. Always remember when training for weight pull make it fun for them. Give them lots of praise. www.performancepits.com

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