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Carting

Teach your dog to pull a cart!

Large dog have historically been used for carting work, taking goods to market, moving firewood or other supplies around the farm, or even pulling people. Even today, there are many uses for dogs with carts, both for fun and work!

In this class, we teach you and your dog both working hobby-carting and carting for official draft tests, according to the rules of the Canadian Kennel Club.

If you wish, you can start this class with a puppy already at 8 weeks, to do preparatory work and get the puppy used to wearing the harness, and getting used to the feeling of pulling items behind of no weight.

When your dog is fully grown, at 18 months of age or older, your dog can start pulling the cart.

NOTE: This class takes place outdoors in Cobble Hill. Rain or shine, so please dress for the weather!

 

Pre-Requisites

1. Parvo/distemper vaccination certificate no older than 3 years, or parvo/distemper titer certificate no older than 1 year.

2. Dog is over 8 weeks old and not reactive to other dogs or people. For dogs under 17 weeks of age, your veterinarian needs to countersign the registration form.

3. You have attended the Orientation Class for New Students

4. Discuss with us whether your dog is suitable for this class. If in doubt, call us (778-455-1985) and we may possibly arrange an evaluation.

 

CLICK HERE FOR OUR CURRENT CLASS FEES

 

CLICK HERE FOR OUR ONLINE SCHEDULE

Class times may vary depending on student demand.

 

Registration - New Students

New students can register online or via telephone (778-455-1985) or email info@cowichancanine.ca,  or by visiting us at the Training Centre. 

CLICK HERE to download your registration form.

You can also pick up the form and complete it and pay your fee when you come for your Orientation class.

Registration - Existing Students

Book yourself into class via our online schedule.

If your dog's vaccination certificate (parvo & distemper) has expired since we saw it last, we will need to see the new one, please. Titer certificates neet to be renewed annually.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call (778-455-1985) or email info@cowichancanine.ca.

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