The Rules There are very few harnessing and hitching guidelines in the CKC Draft Test Rules and Regulations (2011). The rules are as follows: Hitching and harnessing are the only times when the handler may touch the dog. The dog must stand during harnessing/hitching/loading/unhitching. During the harnessing and hitching, the handler’s skill and the dog’sContinue reading “Carting with a Clicker: Ready to Hitch”
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Winter 2011-2012 Indoor Training Projects
Winter is officially here and I feel like Hibernating. Bear, on the other hand, has ideas of his own. Lately he has been bringing me his toys, trying to entice me into playing with him. If I don’t respond he brings them to Sean who exclaimed earlier this week “will you DO something with thisContinue reading “Winter 2011-2012 Indoor Training Projects”
Making a Cart – Part Three:Behold! The FrankenCart!
I’m not sure what I was thinking when I planned to attend 2 seminars and 2 rally trials within 4 weeks. Add in the fact that Sean was away for a week of that time, and the fact that I was planning one of those seminars and POOF! There went the time. Lack of time made forContinue reading “Making a Cart – Part Three:Behold! The FrankenCart!”
Notes on Our Draft Dog Seminar with Sue Ailsby
Last month, we hosted a weekend with Sue Ailsby of Training Levels fame and one of the topics we decided to include was ‘Drafting with your Dog’. My reasons for wanting the seminar were purely selfish – but there were quite a few folks who were also interested which made for a great time. Sue (andContinue reading “Notes on Our Draft Dog Seminar with Sue Ailsby”
Bear’s New Duds: A Carting Harness Review
Something very special came in the mail this week…Bear’s carting harness!!!! After much internet searching I decided on a Nylon Siwash Carting Harness from Dog Works in Tennessee, USA. I placed my order on October 5th and it came on the 25th which means it made pretty good time, considering it had to cross theContinue reading “Bear’s New Duds: A Carting Harness Review”
Making a Cart – Part Two: Wheels on a Budget!
It’s been a while since I’ve posted about our cart building progress. This weekend I was finally able to take some decent photos! I just added the last coat of stain to the cart boards and put the wheels back together which means by next weekend, I should be able to assemble the cart. Last month I visited aContinue reading “Making a Cart – Part Two: Wheels on a Budget!”
Woodworking Weekend – Making a Cart (Part 1)
Ever since I attended a drafting seminar in New Brunswick way back in 2007 (put on by the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Canada I think), I have been meaning to make a cart for Bear…I mean how hard can it be right? I found some cart plans that made sense to me on-line atContinue reading “Woodworking Weekend – Making a Cart (Part 1)”