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.
- 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.