How do I know that I
am ordering the correct size harness for my dog?
Please give us a call (320)485-4825 if you need help or want
to verify that you are ordering the correct size for your dog.
What if my
measurements do not match those on the sizing chart?
Feel free to give us a call (320)485-4825. We use your
measurements and the weight of the dog to help us select the best size from our
standard choices or we can confirm that your dog should have a custom size.
Can I wash my harness?
Yes. In fact washing a harness will help to extend the life
of your harness. Wash in COLD water and line dry. Do not put your harness in
the dryer. If washing a harness that has a wooden spreader bar, remove the bar
before you wash the harness. A clean harness will be more flexible and more
comfortable for your dog.
Which carting harness
should I purchase?
We offer two styles of carting harness. You should choose
your harness based on the number of points of attachment on your cart. The
Sierra Drafting harness has a single point of attachment. The Cascade Carting
harness has the traces that go back on either side of your dog and requires a
cart that has two points of attachment. If you do not yet have a cart, it is
important to determine whether your cart will have one or two places for
hooking up the harness.
My dog is still
growing. Should I order a harness a bit larger so that he can grow into it?
For a dog to pull well a harness should fit correctly at the
time you are using it. So our suggestion is always to order the size that will
fit your dog well now and if he continues to grow, order him a larger size at
At what age can my
dog start pulling?
We work on obedience training with our young puppies. This
sets the stage for learning and for the future commands you dog needs to learn.
At about 6 months of age we will harness a dog and let them pull very light
weight on a grassy surface to let them get use to the sound of something behind
them. Eventually we will go to noisier surfaces. Keep them on a leash and walk
with them, encouraging them as you go along. If you are running your young dog
with a team it is possible to slot them into a position at 9-10 months of age
but if your dog is your only one, we suggest waiting until your dog is closer
to a year old to let them pull heavy weights.