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Weight pulling is a sport that dogs and their owners can get involved in for fun, and exercise.
The most important quality of any dog who pulls, is willingness.
Dog must also be at least 1 year old, but no older than 12, to prevent injury.
Any size dog can participate! Toy Poodles are great contenders.
Dogs must be fit with a proper, comfortable, weight pull harness.
The objective of a competition is to see which dogs (within their weight class) can pull the most weight 16 feet within one minute.
The weight vehicles operate either on wheels, on snow or on a rail system.
All breeds (even mixed) may compete. Most common are the malamutes, huskies, rottweilers and pit bulls.
Any abuse toward your dog will disqualify you, and you are asked to leave. Any situations deemed dangerous for the dog will be corrected, or the dog will be disqualified. You cannot coerce your dog to pull. It is up to his willingness and just between you and him.
The dog pulling the most weight in its class is declared the winner.
There are many different associations that handle these events. All are built around the safety of the dogs.