I want to train my mal for weight pulling, but I don't know of any events in Orange County, CA. Can you guys help me out??
I saw some video on this on Youtube, but in seems to be within the Pit Bull network only. Maybe get in touch with some of those folks and see if they know if there is any events including all dogs in your area?I want to train my mal for weight pulling, but I don't know of any events in Orange County, CA. Can you guys help me out??
Thanks, I did find clubs near me...I saw some video on this on Youtube, but in seems to be within the Pit Bull network only. Maybe get in touch with some of those folks and see if they know if there is any events including all dogs in your area?
I have found a couple of mal clubs, but I probably won't do it anyway because of his shoulder. I so want to move to somewhere were it's really cold and there's snow!!! I'm jealous of you people from Nevada or Colorado or other places were it snows!!!Wow, I don't know how I missed before that you're from Orange County and you have a malamute! That makes me giggle a little since I think of mals as being such snowy snowdogs. I think you should move someplace snowy and take up skijoring! Sorry I'm not much help, I would google it if I were you and breed restrictions be darned, I say try to join a pit bull group if that's all you can find!
Yeah, I don't know how many times I have catched a sibe wandering the streets. They are escape artists!!!Probably because mals are HUGE and not nearly as "popular" as those other dogs like Siberian huskies. I remember in Reno for a little while it was a big thing to have a Sibe... until people realized they're freakin' crazy!
Take him to where other dogs are scootering so he can see them. Or have him follow someone riding a bicycle, that's how I started with Aspen. That will get him going...And he will love it because he's got it in him...!!I wanted to do scootering with Rocky and even went so far as to research all the different types of scooters but he REFUSES to pull on his leash. Most of the time I am pulling him because he is way behind me, so busy sniffing every spot that I'm twenty feet in front of him. I decided there was no way I could teach him to pull a scooter but it looks like fun.
Well if you believe your dog has Shoulder OCD then it would have shown up on xrays.Aspen's right shoulder has a slight limp to it. It's on and off really. Right now, he's not liming. Yes, his shoulders have been x-rayed and nothing was found. I'm starting to think shoulder ocd. I looked it up and he does have the symptoms. I was just curious to know how you started your dogs at the beginning. Aspen is a really stubborn pup and when I did want to train him for weight pulling, it was very difficult.
Oh ok .. not a problem I will post something up regarding getting started in weight pulling, conditioning and training in itPup is what I call Aspen. He's 4. I tried weight pulling when he was around 3. Believe me, he can pull a lot MORE than light weights with no problems at all. As far as equipment goes, I was only starting in the backyard with him in his scootering harness pulling some tires and chains. Just so he could get used to the noise. I never actually entered him in any competitions. I probably won't because his health and safety are more important to me than a sport. I don't think I want him pulling thousands of pounds, and his shoulder getting worse.
Right now, we go to parks and meet up with other fellow urban mushers and do some scootering for about 1.5 hours.
Like I said, I just wanted to know how you got started with your pups, because Aspen was really difficult. That's all...