|Barked: Fri Dec 7, '12 10:39pm PST |
|I'm personally not a proponent of putting someone with no control behind a dog at all. There's a lot that can go wrong, even on leash. My true advice, if you want to get your child into sledding, is for YOU to get into sledding now. Once you've educated yourself have her assist and ride in the sled until she's old enough to control the sled herself.
But, if you are going to do it... Before loading any living being in the sled, have her practice with just the empty sled. If it's a super light sled, weight it a bit so it doesn't flip around.
The idea of pulling against something is disconcerting to many dogs. Even stranger is when you finally do pull and that thing proceeds to "chase" you. Many dogs will panic with reactions from freezing in place to bolting to attacking what they're hooked to.
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