Another sport that is becoming really popular. It is jogging whilst attached to your dog. Owners often do this anyway to keep the training and fitness levels up during the Summer months, or when you are unable to get on a rig. Keeps the owner fit too!!!! Cani-cross is a competition that is held all around the country and has its own web-site.
The Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain have recently issued these recommendations on Cani-cross:
The snub line shall be attached to the contestant by a hip belst. (At least 7 cm. wide over the spine).
Fay and Sioux demonstrating how to do the CaniX. Watch out, she's good at recruting you to join in!!!
MUSHING - This is the joy of sled dogs! You can attach 2 or more dogs to a rig (looks like a three-wheeled bike that you stand on). You need suitable tracks to train your dogs, and permission from the landowners. Many husky owners race for fun, a few do it as a living across the world! You use similar equipment (lines) to attach your dog to a scooter or bicycle.
And this is Sarah with her Eskimo Dog and Alaskan Malamute:
Same as bike-joring, except you use a scooter (these are larger than the kids scooters as they have BMX wheels)! It is often used to train one or two sled dogs at a time.
The Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain have recently issued these recommendations on Scooter Class:
Rob and Luna demonstrating the use of the PAWTREKKER Scooter.
Yes, that's right! Sled dogs can be excellent in the show ring too! Most sled dogs are from the working group, and the we all believe that if your dog is destined to work - then work it! Your dog will show off in the ring as it will be a well-toned, happy dog and fit for purpose .....
BELOW: Fay showing Amber (Honehe Sa Cuwe Sioux) and Lynn showing Rason (Honehe Spirit of the Wild).