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UKC has an entire weight pull program - I've seen weight pull titles earned by dozens of breeds! Small to large - there is a formula that is used to calculate how much each dog/breed should pull.

I haven't done weight pull as a titling event, but have done pulling training (sled work) with my GSDs for conditioning.

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We are doing some weight pulling classes with a bully breed group, the minimum a dog should be able to pull is their own bodyweight, and they increase it from there. Sorry, I know its not alot of info, but thats what I know. We will be having another class on sunday and I can ask them at that time. Also, to build up stamina, they have the dog pull a small amount of weight for a longer distance, such as 50# for 1 mile, or 25# for 2 miles.

Right now my GSD is only pulling 35# for about 400 meters (I dont want her to pull more till we get her x-rays on friday).
 

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I do weight pulling. I started with Cody last year until he got artheritis and then I had to stop so I'm now doing it with Isa.

Cody pulling 1200lbs
 

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Originally Posted By: mjbgsdI do weight pulling. I started with Cody last year until he got artheritis and then I had to stop so I'm now doing it with Isa.

Cody pulling 1200lbs
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Weight training is something I would think should not be started until the dog is fully grown and physcially developed. Foundation work would be getting used to the harness and pulling maybe a small sled or something (empty with LOTS of human help) so that they get used to something moving behind them.
 

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Originally Posted By: AmaruqWeight training is something I would think should not be started until the dog is fully grown and physcially developed. Foundation work would be getting used to the harness and pulling maybe a small sled or something (empty with LOTS of human help) so that they get used to something moving behind them.


We used to let puppies and young dogs pull things like sticks, milk jugs, and airplane tires. Gets them used to having the "drag" on the harness, without the unnecessary weight.
 
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