Vesta, a 19 month old Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, demonstrates how to back up into a cart. She also shows how to make turns in cart, back up in cart, and a moving stand.
Vesta is owned by Jennie Chen. Her registered name is Seneca’s Roman Candle Reigns Vesta, CA, HIC, NWPD. You can visit her at romanreign.com.
Lesson: The Back Up In Cart
Many draft tests will require your dog to back out of cart and to back in cart. The length of the back can vary from 1 foot to 5 feet, but just to be safe, teach your dog to back 20 feet. Teaching your dog to back is an unnatural behavior, and there are countless ways to teach a dog to back. I only explained a couple in this video, and I may be updating it with other methods over time.