ASPA To Hold Skijoring Clinic on May 23rd.

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 skijorex2@hotmail.com or Carol Kleckner at kleckner@ptialaska.net with any questions.

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