❥ Pitbull Pull Training Right For Your Pit Bull? ❥
Pulling is a sport for those who want to do something with their dog that doesn’t involve little leashes, colour dots, or special “papers” and who love working with their dog to achieve a goal. If it’s you, then weight may be your thing.
While Pit Bulls are excellent at pull weight, it’s not for everyone or every dog. Training a dog to pull weight takes time, dedication, money, and if you are like me and you live in an area with very few, if you have any events, you will have to travel out of town to the events. Which again costs money and time.
However, I don’t want to divert you from the idea of getting involved. I just thought it was only fair that you know in advance some of the sacrifices that will be made.
Pulling weights is a fun and exciting way to meet another Pit Bull owner, too. Your dog is also meeting new dog friends and getting some great socialization to start with. Pulling weight can also be a rewarding experience, requiring dedication to truly excel at the sport.
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❥ What exactly is a weight pull? ❥
The jerks are held in three different types of terrain. Snow, dirt, and railing. For dirt, a cart with four wheels and a rail system are placed on rails with the cart on them. Rails is where monsters weighing over 6,000 pounds are seen. Record weights can reach 8,000 pounds.
Whether the dog is on snow, dirt, or railing, the distance is generally 16 feet (the ADBA is 15 feet). Dogs are required to pull the weight the distance in 60 seconds or without fail.
After 60 seconds have elapsed and the dog has not completed the distance that the pull has ended, the dog is allowed to complete the pull with assistance.
Different organizations have different rules too. For example, the IWPA and UKC do not allow “baits” while the ADBA does.
The bait is to use something to attract the dog – you, like his favourite toy or treats. All three organizations claim that your dog cannot be touched in any way while pulling and physical corrections are also penalized.
❥ So is the weight right for you? ❥
There’s only one way to find out, contact the International Weight Loss Association and see if you can find an attraction in your area.
Go for it, experience it, and then you’ll have a good idea if it’s for you and your dog or not. If your dog is registered with UKC and/or ADBA, you can also contact them.
Most of the people I know who have Pit Bulls at their weight prefer the IWPA because they are an exclusive club and have high-quality events.