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Skijor with Your Dog

Second Edition

With a Foreword by Susan Butcher

Skijoring, or being pulled on skis by a dog in harness, is a great sport in which almost everyone—and almost any breed of dog—can participate. It requires little beyond a pair of skis and a dog with a desire to pull.  The second edition of this popular and practical guide to the sport covers what equipment is needed, how to teach a dog to pull, and how to work with your dog year-round. Although it is geared toward beginners, Skijor with Your Dog offers plenty of useful information for experienced skijorers as well, including racing tips, how to involve children, how to camp and travel with dogs, and how to train for competition. The book also covers canicross, bikejoring, and other ways to work with dogs when there’s no snow.With this book in hand, readers will have all the information they need to begin enjoying the outdoors with their dogs in a whole new way.

318 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2012

Sport and Recreation

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“This is an invaluable basis for learning to enjoy your dog and skijoring.”

Susan Butcher | four-time Iditarod champion

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments for the Second Edition
Acknowledgments for the First Edition

1. Dog Driving With Skis
2. Teaching Yourself to Skijor
3. Equipment
4. Teaching Your Dog to Skijor
5. Putting It Together: Skijoring, Canicross, Bikejoring, and More
6. Trails and Trail Etiquette
7. Dog Care and Feeding
8. Choosing a Skijoring Dog
9. Nordic-Style Dog Mushing
10. Touring and Winter Camping
11. Skijoring with Children and People with Disabilities
12. Competition
13. Where Can We Go from Here?

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