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Old 10-21-2009, 06:52 PM
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Talking Weight pull fun this weekend!

We've finally gotten lucky! A UKC weight pull an hour away allowing me to do equipment/pull familiarization to see if this is something the girls want to do. And for the first time in a long time ... I get to take both girls to a fun event because they aren't in heat!! They always seem to cycle when there's something I want to do. The law of averages has finally weighed in our favor!

I really hope to have pics, but I may be relying on my mother to help with the photography, and she really has a special skill for NOT getting the shot. Most of my agility runs were of the empty jump or maybe the dog's tail on a good day.
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:46 PM
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Yay! I wouldn't think "collie" when I think of weight pulling, but I love it when dogs work "outside the box." Sounds like fun!! Will be waiting for pictures!!!
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Old 10-21-2009, 08:09 PM
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Yay! I wouldn't think "collie" when I think of weight pulling, but I love it when dogs work "outside the box." Sounds like fun!! Will be waiting for pictures!!!
Usually, no you wouldn't, but my girls are well-muscled and have high drive. Not your typical Collies ...
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I will be waiting for pics--even if your mom takes them!
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Old 10-24-2009, 09:52 PM
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Well, we had a great time! Both girls stepped right into the harnesses and pulled with no hesitation. Considering we were at a Pit Bull event, it was nice we could show that we could 'tow the line'. Several Pitties were afraid and wouldn't pull, and it was funny to hear some of the people say "****! Those Collies are pulling better than the Pits!" lol

I didn't get many pics. Basically they started out just pulling the cart on the rails, then slowly add weight in 100# increments. Dora got to 400 lbs and then started getting bored with the idea, so we stopped there. Smidgen pulled 500 lbs and that seemed to be her limit today, even though she would have tried more. (For their weight class, they'll need to pull 600 lbs).

Not too bad for dogs with no pulling training or conditioning. I'm confident once I get Smidgen conditioned she'll be ready for competition. She really had a great time and got excited when it was her turn to get harnessed up (they had to share a borrowed harness between the two girls).

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Old 10-24-2009, 09:59 PM
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Awesome! They look like they're having a great time! It's always fun to discover a new talent in our dogs!
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Old 10-24-2009, 11:12 PM
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Yay! I wouldn't think "collie" when I think of weight pulling, but I love it when dogs work "outside the box." Sounds like fun!! Will be waiting for pictures!!!
LOL! One of our group that's just gotten his Ch. in pulling is a Rat Terrier.

We've even had Chis at some of our pulls.

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Old 10-25-2009, 10:57 AM
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We ended up going to a ABDA Pit Bull Fun Day, which was next to the UKC pull. At the UKC trial pull, there were several Toy Fox Terriers, Patterdale Terriers, and I think even a Dachshund.
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Old 10-25-2009, 11:02 AM
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Heheh . . . everyone laughs at the way I pull Kharma. You know how you see all the calling and loud encouragement?

She gets harnessed up, I turn around and start walking away, look back and say, "I'm going, you coming with me?" She comes with me

It's great conditioning for the dogs, and good socializing, too.
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I wonder what Ollie would do !!!
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