Depends on the events. At UKC it's now your dog's 20 point pull so it varies depending on the dog. I just did some research on this subject for my blog and remember these are extreme's and NOT typical weights pulled at every eventWhat is the max weight in pulling events?
Actually that really does come in handy if your car gets stuck in a ditch and you need some extra help. Also on the farm it could also come in handy. Is it necessary? Well no but it doesn't hurt the dog.Also is it really necessary for a person to want their dog to pull 5K.
Actually, because this topic comes up all the time, it was asked among a lot the pullers if anyone has ever had a dog hurt during a pull (a good 100 or so people). The answer? A few pulled muscles, and some torn and broken nails is all anyone has ever heard of as injuries from weight pulling. Ask Agility people that same question and you get broken legs, CCL tears, sprang paws, heart attacks, and heat stroke in a few rare events.I would think that this much weight would be harmful no matter how much training the dog has received. Thanks in advance.
The only way that it would cause injuries is if you are not properly doing it and your dog is not cleared for it or you are not using the correct equipment which in The sport is not acceptable so the people that are using equipment except or a that is harming their dog are not actually a part of the sport they are just sideline abuseThis is good but some times this type activities can hurt dogs. This can made any serious injury. If we made some protective instruction then we can made these efforts more reliable.