Skijor clinic at Crystal Springs Sno-Park
This page gives you all the information you will need for this FREE clinic - TBD
Skijor clinic basic info
who what when where why
Who - lead by long time musher and skijorer Mary Welborn
What - bring your skis and dog- one max for clinic, avoid metal edged skis
When - Sunday Jan. 6th 9AM - about noon
Where - Crystal Springs Sno-Park, very back lot
Why - start off with this super fun sport in a safe manner
pre clinic info
For this clinic you need to be an intermediate nordic skier or better. That means you are comfortable on your skis and are able to ski easy hills and off set tracks. It really helps to be comfortable on less than perfect grooming as it conditions can be great or not so great day of clinic. Idea is to learn how to ski with your dog. We will NOT teach you skiing other than some minor tips on how not to injure your dog or yourself and to stay safe away from help.
Also, work with training your dog these commands:
Gee - go right
Haw - go left
On-by - means stay the course and is an incredibly useful command
Wait - means your dog can wait and then action commences when you give the release which is typically "OK".
We will cover these commands and help you train your dog to figure these out. They learn quicker than we do.
We will also cover gear (safety and harnesses / lines) and will have spare gear available for use. If you have your own, feel free to bring what your have. Please, no walking harnesses or flexies.
Bring a fanny pack and poo bags as we will have to clean up after our dogs.