Smart solutions for dog-powered sports


Looking for a great activity for you and your dog in the winter? Try skijoring, cross-country skiing with your dog! Skijoring guarantees endless fun for you and your dog in the snow! Skijoring is a Scandinavian word meaning “ski-driving”. This dog powered sport involves a skier being pulled by a dog in a harness. Skijoring with a dog is a sport in which a dog (or 2 dogs) assist a cross-country skier. The cross-country skier provides power with skis and poles, and the dog adds additional power by running and pulling in front of the skier. The dog must be motivated by its own desire to run, and respond to the owner's voice for direction. Many breeds of dog participate in skijoring. The only prerequisite is a desire to run and pull, which is innate in most dogs. Any energetic dog is capable of enjoying this sport. It is the perfect workout for you and your dog in the winter!