I was really proud of David and Siren last weekend at the weight pull. Siren is David's first dog. Although we have had dogs for David's entire life, he really wasn't interested in them at all. Cats he liked, but dogs, meh, not so much. He didn't hate them he just didnt have any interest. But that changed when Grace had the puppies.
I never intended to keep 2 puppies. But then something happened, David fell in love with Siren. And we made a deal. He could keep her, but he had to do something with her. And he is. Rinnie earned her weight pull title last weekend. She is not a natural puller, but Dave trained with her worked through her issues. And David worked smart with her. Knowing that she is a little unsure about all the people, dogs and commotion, he asked her for one pull on Saturday. Empty cart is 300 pounds which is enough for Rin at 28 pounds to qualify. She pulled it quite quickly and relatively easily (6.5 seconds), and most importantly happily. Then he let her stop for the day.
On Sunday Rin pulled the empty cart again happily 8.12 seconds. Seeing that she was still happy, seemed confident he asked her for more. She pulled 376 in less time, 7.84 seconds and then 452 in 12.62 seconds, still happily working. When they got to 528 pounds, he set her up and she surprisingly started pulling without being asked and bumped Dave. David did the right thing and called the foul. They got started again, and wouldnt you know, she ran into him again which was the second foul and the last. But Dave and Siren pulled that weight anyways and again she did it happily. She placed 4th Sunday.