Discussion in 'Agility and Dog Sports' started by SouthernPit, Jul 5, 2005.
Anyone here into dog weight pulling?
used to be, sort of. trained my first gsd to pull a cummer dog sled. you know, one of those light weight aluminum ones with wheels. he could pull it with me on it (I weigh 185 pounds, the cart weighed about 25 pounds). the most he ever pulled was 350 pounds for 100 yards. never did it competitively though.
no, but I've seen the competitions though. It looks interesting, my Mack would probably be good at it though.
I actually have my Alaskan Malamute in training for weight pulling and plan on competing with him. He is also a sled dog in training.
We've thought seriously about letting Shiva try it. It's untold how much that grrrrl could pull . . .
My hubby weight trains alot of his dogs......Some of the adult dogs (1 1/2 Years Old) can pull around 360 pounds right now. It is amazing......He normally starts them gradual when they are around 10-12 months old. Right now our 13 month old APBT is pulling almost 200 pounds! I am totally amazed at the strength...I can't even pull that much! LOL
He is working now to up the weight and getting some of these dogs into some competitions...
Shiva's got real potential. By the time she was nine months old or so she was able to scoot the big round bales of hay (well over 700 pounds) when she thought there was vermin underneath. Of course, if you convinced her there was food involved, I think she could pull the earth off its axis, lol!
I still need to get Bluedawg a harness and build a sled, Im hoping he'll like it.
Yeah, I was hoping to get Mack to pull the kid's sled in the winter, I thought it'd be fun for him (seeing as he just LOVES pulling me down the street).
are you pulling with a sled? I do cart and sled with my american bulldogs...and they pull the neighborhood kids around on sleds in the winter. Its tons of fun. Here is a link to old training pics with Clare. http://www.bordeauxbulldogs.com/clarepull.htm
She's a BEAUTIFUL bulldog. Yeah I was just going to get a normal dog harness for him and then just a normal snow sled for him to pull around. I just don't want him to get hurt so I'm sort of nervous. Your bulldog looks like our Mack's dad looked like, although he might of had a little more brown in him though.
Thanks! She is my sweetheart and a very typey standard hines lines dog. She has pups on the ground now that are AMAZING! We drag pull her with the sled just for a general workout to keep her in tip top shape. She saw her harness the other day and got all excited...in a few more weeks I'll let her start pulling again. Its funny how she really seems to miss it!
Clare winning Best of Breed at a UKC show last fall.
Wow good job! That is a B-E-A-UUUTiful dog, lol
i have been thinkin about gettin my girl into it when she gets old enough since she is so high drivin, i think she would like it,
Sprout wouldnt want to do that, I would never force him to pull heavy stuff
Hey " SouthernPit " is there a special harness that you need to get for your dog in order for them to pull weights, and if so where can you get them at, any info would be a big help, thanks
My friend's Pit did it until he fell down the stairs at a motel and dislocated his knee, then he had to retire. He pulled some insane amount of weight, like 2200 pounds, or something like that. Not bad for an 80 pound dog. My old Beagle would have loved to do it, he used to love to drag me around the house by a sock. I weighed about 250 pounds, and he was 40 or so. He could get some decent speed built up, going backwards!