Have you always wanted to try skijoring but never got around to it last winter? Do you want extra practice on skijoring commands? Then this clinic is for you!img::kriya-skijor-08.jpg::400Kriya Dunlap skijoring at the 2008 LNAC in Fairbanks. Image by Dave Partee, www.sleddogstudio.comThe Alaska Skijoring & Pulk Association is offering its first ever Dryland Skijoring Clinic. Sunday, May 23rd, 3pm, at the Alaska Dog Mushers’ on Farmer’s Loop Rd. The clinic will start with an hour-long, outdoor “classroom” session for humans that will cover basic equipment & commands and offer training tips for common problems encountered when training dogs to skijor. It will be followed by a 30-60 minute practice session for dogs & humans. There will be an obstacle course set-up for practicing commands. Experienced skijorers and dogs will be on hand to offer help and demonstrate gear & commands. The cost is $10 per person. Bring a camp chair for the classroom session (or plan to sit on the ground), your dog, a leash, any skijoring gear that you currently have, dog treats, and lots of bug dope. There will be some harnesses available to try out. Contact Sara Elzey at firstname.lastname@example.org or Carol Kleckner at email@example.com with any questions.
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