August 4th 2008 10:28 am
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My mum just got an email about our weight pulling class and guess what, I had a little write up about me! Here is the article:
Well, Saturday the 26th marked the first Misty Pines weight-pulling class! We had a great turn-out and everybody, dogs and owners, had a good time. After a brief history on the sport, everyone got to try on a harness. Owners learned how to properly fit and condition their dog to the harness, which all the dogs took to well. Once comfortable wearing the harness, it was time to start pulling! Bo the puggle was the smallest, but also the most experienced dog in attendance. Owner Jennifer Traficante outfitted him with a handsome blue and yellow harness, complete with his nickname embroidered on the side! Bo started us off demonstrating pulling a gallon jug; not a heavy weight, true, but resistance just the same. Cesar the mastiff was next, proving that he could easily pull a 3 gallon jug filled with water! In fact, he seemed unaware that anything was behind him; Michael and Bree had to really turn up the enthusiasm to keep Cesar from falling asleep! Owner Amy Kegel and Zeke the Newfoundland had no difficulty pulling a wagon loaded with one hundred and twenty pounds; the only challenge was making sure somebody was there to stop it before it crashed into him! Perhaps the most impressive display, due to the complexity, was by Caesar the pit bull. Caesar, equipped with a carting harness, pulled our Sakko dog cart for several laps around the training center. Justin and Autumn were great coaches, cheering him on to success! All in all, the class was a great beginning to what will be a permanent fixture at Misty Pines. Owners left with knowledge on how to progress in weight-pulling and an outline of the steps involved. Everybody showed great interest and the dogs showed much potential. Saturday August 16 and August 23 from 8-9 AM will be the next weight pull classes. Anyone is welcome to attend and please contact us to sign up for class.
Mum thinks this is pretty cool!
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