View Full Version : Carting the age to start?

09-27-2008, 05:30 PM
With rotties I was told to wait till the dog is 2 yrs old. On a newfie site it was saw they could start young. what about a mutt like Mo newfi mastiff gsd? anty thoughts?

09-27-2008, 07:06 PM
I dont know much about carting, but my thought would be to start teaching them to pull a light cart at about 6-12 months but I wouldnt add any weight until about 2.

09-27-2008, 07:22 PM
I have no idea what carting is all about, but it sounds great fun. Do they go into competions, or is it just fun for the dogs.

Maria. x

09-27-2008, 07:45 PM
I have Zora go down the road about a 1/2 mile 1x a week. She loves it makes her a special dog in my town. We been doing it for about 1 yr.

09-27-2008, 07:47 PM
It sounds great, have you any pictures.

Maria. x

09-28-2008, 11:30 PM
Before I start with Bubba, I'll have his hips x-rayed and get vet clearance. He'll be about 2 before he starts.