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Monday, January 28, 2008

Goin' Carting

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!!!! 


  1. Burmese Mountain Dogs wetre bred for carting & they do carting very well although, Maggie needs to be slightly stable, hehehe! Or else the whole cart will topple over!

    Love licks,
    Solid Gold Dancer

  2. How exciting! Soon, you will have that cart and we can see you in action. Are you doing that for fun, or are there competitions? We don't know much about dog carting. We have only read about it.

    We also tagged you, so come over to our site and read the tag.....


  3. We will do carting mainly for fun. Maybe enter in a few parades and stuff like that. If Bosley really enjoys carting, I hope to compete one day. There are draft dog titles that you can earn which involve pulling a weighted cart over different terrain and around different obstacles.

  4. OMG he looks soooo cute!!!!

    Hey GOOD LUCK this weekend!!! And remember to breathe!!


  5. hey kim! he looks soo cute!!!!

    good luck and have fun this weekend, i can't remember if i emailed you or not!


  6. Thanks Sarah. I will try to remember the breathing part. I already had a bad dream about the trial (got there late; didn't have my armband number; went home and forgot the dogs at the show!). Yikes! I hope that's not a sign of things to come...