Recreational Dog Mushing Clinic

This Recreational Dog Mushing Clinic is a collaboration with High Flying Huskies to support Paws 4 Kids 4 Paws with an educational event for all ages of people and dogs that have fully developed (typically between 1-2 years old depending on the breed). 

Mushing is a sport or activity where one or more dogs pull a vehicle over snow or dryland. The vehicle can be a sled, bike, scooter, or special three-wheeled scooter known as a rig. It is great exercise for the dogs and the handler. Dogs that enjoy pulling love this sport!

When: Sunday 3/12/23 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

In the event of inclement weather, we’ll post any updates here and on Facebook. 

Where:  Burnidge Forest Preserve

                      14N035 Coombs Rd. Elgin, IL


  • 9:30-10 a.m. Arrive, check-in
  • 10 a.m. – ~noon Lessons
  • 12 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch Break
  • (Pack your own food)
  • 12:30-2:30 p.m. Demos and structured practice


  • Basic Commands & Gear
  • Getting your dog(s) started
  • Training – on and off trail
  • What can go wrong & how to recover


Which sports will be shown will depend on weather and trail conditions.

  • If snow: Sleds/Kicksleds, skijor, snowshoeing.
  • If bare ground: scooter, bike, rig (Likely in March)


Using our gear or your own, we will help you try out the sport.

Important Details

  • Register in advance – $20/person, children under six (6) free
  • We have the Picnic Shelter reserved.
  • Outdoor event! Dress for the weather and be prepared for changes in weather during the day.
  • Targeted toward beginners, no experience or gear required.
  • You may bring your own dogs, provided you can keep them secured during the morning when we do the structured lessons.
  • Bring water for your own dogs.
  • Dogs should NOT eat for at least 2 hours before they run, so you can feed dogs in the morning if you want, provided you don’t run them until later.

The event is finished.

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