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The American Pulling Dogs Association is an organization dedicated to promoting harmonious dog/owner relationships through the traditional sport of weightpulling.
We are committed to educating trainers, behaviorists and physical therapists about the use of weightpulling as resistance training, as a recovery tool for addressing various behavioral issues, and as canine physical therapy.
Above all, we are committed to advocating the positive aspects of our sport, and encouraging its growth in a safe and constructive manner.
Statements of Principle
The APDA promotes responsible dog ownership and breeding practices and expects good sportsmanship and fair play from judges, spectators, owners, breeders, competitors, and handlers to ensure the health and well-being of all dogs.
We believe all healthy dogs, regardless of size or breed, are capable of participating in and enjoying this sport.
The APDA will provide access to positive training resources for all who wish to participate in the sport of weightpulling, whether the motivation is exercise, behavioral or competition.