The Carting Tests of the American Bouvier des Flandres Club (ABdFC) are a series of exercises designed to develop and demonstrate the natural abilities of the Bouvier des Flandres in pulling a cart with a handler. Dogs like to pull so this gives them an acceptable way to do so. Carting exercises allows the dog to use its inherent ability to pull carts and exhibits a team effort by both dog and handler. This sport offers both exercise and discipline opportunities for energetic breeds. Pulling carts to help transport items was a task that many dogs were trained to do to help around farms. Many people love the idea of being able to hitch their dogs to a cart and have them pull the kids around the yard or in a parade.