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    Default Weight Pull Training

    Okay, so I really love watching working dogs weight pull and wanting to get my Staffy into it.
    Just wanting to know where to start and where to buy a pulling harness from?
    Also is this safe for dogs? I don't want to hurt my girl.

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    I do carting....it involves some weight, but I do not start my dogs on weights until they are two. By the age of two, I should also know if the dog is sound enough to do it. You have to be 100% sure your dog is fit and sound (orthopedic wise)

    I get my harnesses from over seas and I know that the place I get my carting harness also sells pulling harnesses.....i am not to sure if i would do that with my dogs, as I am always very conscious of not harming my dogs. But that said, i do not know enough about it to condemn it

    link attached N O R D K Y N O U F I T T E R S

    I get my stuff from these guys..it is beautiful , totally washable and one harness has been with me now for five years and still looks brand new after a lot of use. my second one is about two years old.

    The whole harness cost me about $90.00 each delivered here......Lovely people to deal with and the dollar is good at present
    Pets are forever

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    Thanks so much for the info! Checking the site out now.

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    Oh I always like the look of that. Is there a reason you like it though?

    I only ask as 3 threads youve started have to do with "guarding", "big and muscly" and now "weight pulling".

    Nothing wrong with those per se...but there are some wankers who like to own staffies so they can be seen as having a tough dog.

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    Haha omg I didn't even notice that it would come across that way! :P My dog is massive sook she doesn't act or look tough and neither do I. She's a big softy like me
    I like weight pulling because it looks like a good work out and the dogs look so happy while they are doing it and so proud when they make it across the line.
    My dad wants her to be a tough dog coz he is a macho guy but I'm not like that, don't need a dog to protect me.
    I won't lie though big muscular dogs do look cool.

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    you can buy sledding harnesses from the malamute club of victoria, or I get harnesses from fordogtrainers.com

    Start light, we're doing it with a friends AmStaff. Just let her drag the harness and rope, then just add a bicycle tyre. Build it slowly and you should be seeing a canine chiropractor for a checkup regularly when doing weightpull. We got the AmStaff doing one car tyre for about 20 minutes and he loves it!

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