anybody have one for sale or know where to get it cheap? not for competition, just at home use for exercise. thanks.
Just do a google search, they are pretty common.
you just have to browse sites bud...probably cost you at least 50. I paid 50 for a trailing harness
IMO, a harness with extra padding across the chest is best. You may have to pay a little more than the bottom barrel but imagine doing sled drags with cheap, thin plastic digging in to you. Kind of mean for the pooch and also not likely to be an activity he embraces.
I don't think brand matters too much. Check weight ratings along with padding and you should be good to go. If you're going to order online double check return policies in case you do find a lemon.
Dogs love pulling if you train them properly. Using treats at the end of a run, lots of praises et cetera and it becomes a favorite game. I had a Boxer once with so much energy it was ridiculous. I took him on walks and runs and he'd nap for an hour and wake up like a dingbat on crack. I started sleds with him in the backyard and it worked like a charm. Just watch for hesitation to gauge your dogs recovery and check for rashes, bruising et cetera where the harness touches him and back off if necessary.
As I typically favor DC training myself, I work out every other day and do my cardio between. I put him on my schedule and he not only got much bigger and stronger but his energy levels were definitely contained. He ate big, and high quality food to match his exercise. It seems DoggCrapp isn't just for humans. And his dog craps were absolutely epic.
Just be careful with pits, some people involved in fighting them come out of the word work at pulling events and competitions (PL meets for dogs)
If they think you have a stud, they may steal him. Keep an eye on him and get him chipped if you decide to let him compete.
Oo I plan on getting my giant schnauzer in on this. Not sure if I should wait till he grows up a bit. He's 5 months and weighs 70 pouss
Found a site that might help havnt bought from them but will soon for my pit. Google search mightyharness Also a carpet mill helps to tire them out .
check out the link. these look pretty decent and only $50 including shipping. padded and all. what do you guys think?
That is an extreme case although pits are exceptionally strong. A truck tire works but she will probably make light work of it in short order. You can challenge them just like you do yourself.
Maybe structure her workouts to ten pulls, slightly increasing weight as she hits all ten.
She will stop at her own limit as long as you are treating her humanely and she doesn't feel pressured to go overboard.
Edit: regarding the competition video