The basic definition is the act of pulling a cart or wagon. Many breeds, and mixed-breeds, participate in drafting and carting sports. As any dog owner can tell you, a dog with a job—even one that’s just for fun—is a happy dog.

Drafting and carting or pulling carts to help transport items was a task that many dogs were – and still are – trained to do to help around farms. Dogs like to pull – and this gives them an acceptable way to exercise their right to do so.

To get started see AKC’s Another Sport for All Dogs: Drafting and Carting