Pull Sports 101

clip art of a husky in a freight harnessEver wanted to teach your dog to pull a sled, scooter, or cart? Ever wanted to turn your dog’s urge to pull on leash to use in competitive weight pull? There are pulling sports for dogs and owners of all shapes and sizes. This workshop will include an introduction to the various pulling sports and the differences and similarities among them. We’ll discuss foundation obedience skills necessary to all the sports, as well as covering the basics of conditioning and fitness for pulling dogs. We’ll discuss equipment for each of the various sports and it’s fitting and use, and lastly, we’ll start each dog in training to pull in a safe, controlled manner!

Registration closes Jan 1, 2012

Workshop fee, $75 per dog/handler team (includes a harness for starting your dog and lunch) – $25 to audit (which includes lunch). Junior handlers (1 kid, ages 10-18 + dog), $65; Second dog/handler team per household, $65.

Additional harnesses area available for purchase from our suppliers at an event discount – if you would like to purchase additional harnesses to be delivered at this event, please email me.

Date: January 22, 2012 – Indoors at Praiseworthy Pups in Keller, Texas

Limited to 25 working slots- additional auditor slots are available. Dogs of any breed are welcome but must be at least 12 months of age and current on vaccinations.

Official event photography by TexasDogPhotgoraphy.com

The proceeds from this event will benefit Husky Rescue of Texas and North Texas Bully Rescue.

8 Responses to Pull Sports 101

  • Kristi Siggers says:

    I didn’t understand the neck measurements. What i put is from breast bone to wither piont. From breast bone, around neck back to breast bone is 24inches

  • cait says:

    Hey Kristi! That works fine! :)

  • Cait says:

    Hey Andrea! The workshop starts at 11, with check in starting at 10. Most of the stuff before lunch will be lecture portion, and if you can get caught up from handouts over lunch, we can probably make it work for you. :)

  • Andrea says:

    Thanks Cait! What time does the workshop end? I get off work at 9am so this is perfect but may need to feed horses in the afternoon… let me know, thanks!

  • Andrea says:

    Fantastic, count me in!

  • Cait says:

    Make sure you fill out the registration form so I have your info!

  • Delilah Hymas says:

    Do you have any connections in Houston? We (Texas Alaskan Malamute Rescue) have weight pull equipment (cart, weight, scale, harnesses) and we try to put on a few ‘fun’ pulls during the cooler season as we hold them outside. We also have a Ridson Rig, a light training cart (http://risdonrigs.com/Home/WHEELEDCARTS/LIGHTTRAININGRIG/tabid/3380/Default.aspx) that we use for play and hikes etc. We have a wooden sled with a wheel cart we use for events and last year we got a go-kart with no engine to use! This is great you’re doing this!! Let me know how it turns out.

  • Cait says:

    Hey Delilah! I’ve got family and friends down there, and the Ridsons are GREAT. :D Jack is my first dog that’s WANTED to pull in years (Kaylee, my SD who passed away in January thought it was terribly rude and wouldn’t pull on anything that was attached to something else, but I did bikejoring with Wings, my collie before her :P ) , so I’m slowly re-acquiring equipment and hoping to recruit myself a bunch of training budies with this seminar. :)

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