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Old 11-29-2005, 03:02 PM
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Harness for pulling a Toboggan(sled)

Quick question for anyone who knows about harnesses. (on a rottweiler)

S'Dragon is now close to 18 months, and I want to start teaching him how to "pull". I am planning to start out with a harness and toboggan. I'll work up to around 40 lbs (my daughter's weight) over the next little while.

An recommendations on the type of harness? i.e. x-back, freight harness, etc? I'd like to use the same harness in the summer with a cart.

I'm hoping to give it to him for Christmas
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Re: Harness for pulling a Toboggan(sled)

http://www.nordkyn.com/

They have some great harnesses. I've got the siwash harness and absolutely love it. If you click on fitting you will then have a link to the harness model page. There are lots of syles to choose from.
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Old 11-29-2005, 04:07 PM
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Re: Harness for pulling a Toboggan(sled)

I found an interesting one on ebay.
harness with a breeching attachment? Breeching is around the butt for horses. How would this help a dog?
Item:7717417735 And the model is BLACK AND TAN!
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Old 11-29-2005, 04:14 PM
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Re: Harness for pulling a Toboggan(sled)

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http://www.nordkyn.com/

They have some great harnesses. I've got the siwash harness and absolutely love it. If you click on fitting you will then have a link to the harness model page. There are lots of syles to choose from.
Great link, Nice hardware.
$$$, ouch! I see if I can find a CDN version.
which siwash do you have? (2 different models listed)
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Re: Harness for pulling a Toboggan(sled)

I have the first one, the plain siwash.

I guess the breeching attachment would help with stopping or going downhill. The whole thinge looked a little complicated to me :)
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Re: Harness for pulling a Toboggan(sled)

The breeching stops the sled and or cart from running into the dog.
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Quick question for anyone who knows about harnesses. (on a rottweiler)

S'Dragon is now close to 18 months, and I want to start teaching him how to "pull". I am planning to start out with a harness and toboggan. I'll work up to around 40 lbs (my daughter's weight) over the next little while.

An recommendations on the type of harness? i.e. x-back, freight harness, etc? I'd like to use the same harness in the summer with a cart.

I'm hoping to give it to him for Christmas
Baxter is 20 months old and I really want him pulling a sled too. I just ordered from a Canadian company www.komout.com
I have not yet recieved it though. We have the snow, the dog and the sled...just waiting for our harness and then we will both learn.

I'm hoping to get Baxter hitched up to the sled to pull the recycle boxes and garbage out to the end of our lane on garbage day, and maybe pull a load of firewood close to the house.

I will let you know how it goes.

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Re: Harness for pulling a Toboggan(sled)

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The breeching stops the sled and or cart from running into the dog.
I guess I should have said that I don't know how this will help the dog, not what it does.

The one pictured in that ebay auction did not have the "pole" attachments on the breech strap, so it would not really stop a wagon or sled from moving forward into the dog. Breech straps seem more like they would help more in carting and less sledding, as sleds are usually pulled via a line and not rigid poles.

The harnesses that I've been able to find online also have the breech strap depicted "low"( across the rear of the hocks) so if the wagon or sled was actually moving forward, the pressure on the "hock" could make the dog's butt either get pushed up, or forced into a sit.

I found a local store that carries some harnesses. I'll post pics on sat of our trip.
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