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Monday, January 28, 2008
A couple of months ago, I took Bosley to a carting seminar. I always thought that carting would be a fun activity to do with a dog, and I thought that Bosley would be good at it. Bernese were bred to do draft work, but Maggie is a little too crazy to be a steady draft dog and, due to a Star Wars light saber incident when she was a puppy, she is scared of anything "stick like", so I think that getting her to stand between two cart shafts would be near impossible. Bosley, on the other hand, is more mellow and better suited to draft work. So, I went to the seminar, learned lots and was very excited to start working. However, to do any sort of carting, there are three things that you need: a dog, a carting harness and a cart. Well . . . I had the dog. Today, I am very happy to say that we finally have a harness!!! My friend Amanda had a carting harness and she is letting Bosley and I use it. So now we are 2/3 of the way to starting carting. I should be able to get a practice cart made, and then we will be on our way. Thanks Amanda!!!!