Drafting includes not only carts but wagons, sleds, toboggins, trovois, and anything else that you can safely hitch your dog to. Dogs have been used all over the world to help man move different kinds of loads ranging from hauling foodstuffs to the market to hauling firewood to be used in the home. Most draft dogs today, are used for fun and sport. Drafting for fun can include giving kids a ride around tne neighborhood and/or participating in holiday or big event parades. Draft is offered as an organized sport by many national breed clubs including Bernese Mountain Dogs, Newfoundlands, Rottweilers, Saint Bernards, Great Pyrnese, and others. Some of the draft tests that these clubs offer are open to other breeds as well because almost any breed can learn to pull a cart or wagon and learn to love it. Jim uses a proven training procedure to introduce a dog to pulling a cart or wagon. Some dogs will take to draft immediately and then you can move up to teaching turns, fast, slow, stop, stay, and backing. Other dogs will need more time to get use to pulling the cart or wagon. Patience on your part will assure that your dog will progress at his/her rate and learn to enjoy working for you!