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New Dane pull harness

Discussion in 'Products & Equipment' started by kayla baxter, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. kayla baxter

    kayla baxter Big Dog

    Got my BDD harness yesterday, but I'm wondering if it fits correctly? If he walks with it on without any tension then the bar hits his hocks, but it's fine if there's weight attached. I wanted to get him used to wearing it by just dragging chain, but it hits him, so I don't know?

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    With me holding it up a bit

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    He's not going to be competing or pulling more than his own weight, so will it be okay? I've been waiting two months for it so I don't really want to send it back.
     
  2. kayla baxter

    kayla baxter Big Dog

  3. pookie!

    pookie! GRCH Dog

    I am not to sure about that, I dont see why it would need to be returned though, just dont use a chain and attach a weight or wagon sled typed thing so its enough tension to keep it from hitting him?

    Nice choice in colors though!
     
  4. kayla baxter

    kayla baxter Big Dog

    That's what I'm thinking, but he's a flighty wuss so I know anything that makes noise behind him is going to spook him at first so I was hoping to ease into it with the chain dragging. Maybe I'll build a cart and see how it goes. I love the color combo :)
     
  5. BarbaraClark

    BarbaraClark NuckingFuts

    From what I've learned, it looks good to me.
     
  6. ConMan

    ConMan <b><font color="green">Premium Member aka king_leo

    You could start by dragging the chain in a grassy area and taking him across a driveway or something? Noise would be minimal and short enough to ease him into it?
     
  7. pookie!

    pookie! GRCH Dog

    Yea lol dont need a dog his size freaking out over a noise behind him lol I had a English Mastiff flip about a noise behind her when I was holding the lead :no2:

    I would try the jug filled with rocks first, might help him not freak out so bad? Might be able to find a old radio flyer or something similar on CL or at a thrift shop typed place?
     
  8. Teal

    Teal Krypto Super Dog Premium Member

    I think it fits okay... you want the bar to be close, because the more space between the body and the bar the more strain it takes to pull and it's a less efficient use of energy.

    As for what to start him off with dragging... I'd start with tires on grass. No noise! You can get something light, like a small car or tractor tire and work your way up.
     
  9. pookie!

    pookie! GRCH Dog

    I wouldnt just hop up straight with a car or tractor tire for a dog who hasnt been exercised for pulling or used to the pulling yet, I think if anything maybe a bike tire, or scooter/motorcycle tire just to work up the strength.. Just my opinion...

    This is why I am running Bear through a pre keep with lots of training for about 5-6 weeks to get him ready to start his pulling, and start pulling gallon jugs of water, then cheap weights from a used sporting good store, then start the tire pulling stuff and heavier things or heavier weights, but thats just MY idea and plan, plus Bear is young (not sue how old her dog is) and I am wanting to start him at a slow easy pace and probably not start getting into the heavier weights until mid to late this year, so he is closer to 2 years when he starts pulling large loads.

    Also I was thinking about the wagon idea for myself and for ease and less noise seeing as we will probably be doing laps in my complex until I move and thats asphalt and concrete, because he is a "pit bull" typed dog I dont want people to see me dragging chains or heavy looking weights because you know how the general public thinks about stuff like that *sigh*
     
  10. Teal

    Teal Krypto Super Dog Premium Member



    That's why I said small... I meant like a spare car tire (the teeny ones) or a tiny tractor tire... like from a riding lawn mower or something? Not a full size tire! lol
     
  11. pookie!

    pookie! GRCH Dog

    Oh see I thought you meant full sized car tire/with rim and full sized tractor tire LOL I was like even though he is a Dane thats heavy! :o

    Sorry I misunderstood lol I think a donut wouldnt be alright to start with maybe, if the rim on its not to heavy, or if you can get the rim off.
     
  12. Teal

    Teal Krypto Super Dog Premium Member

    Oh come on... make that Dane work for his food! :p LOL

    To me, a "tire" is just the rubber.. stick a rim on it, then it's a "wheel" :lol: Gotta love amusing misunderstandings :p
     
  13. pookie!

    pookie! GRCH Dog

    Lol right, I wonder how much he would be able to pull if he was in serious competition?

    Yea, that exactly what it is lol I dont know why I figured it was the whole thing, surprised I didint think you meant the whole car with how far off I went lol :no2:
     
  14. Kamdon

    Kamdon GRCH Dog

    Bong, or hooka?
     
  15. pookie!

    pookie! GRCH Dog

    Lol who me? I dont do any of that! Havnt for a long time, makes me super paranoid. I think I will blame it on my pain meds lol
     
  16. Kamdon

    Kamdon GRCH Dog

    :what:
     
  17. pookie!

    pookie! GRCH Dog

    What what? In the butt?
     
  18. Kamdon

    Kamdon GRCH Dog

    That song is almost as bad as the Rick roll shit.......lol
     
  19. pookie!

    pookie! GRCH Dog

    Lol thanks now I am singing RR
     
  20. shadowwolf

    shadowwolf Good Dog

    We had a dane pull over 3,000 this week on a tough track. (And the harness looks good to me!)
     

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