Skijor with your dog
What better way to spend time with your dog and enjoying the winter outdoors than skijoring?! In this training you will learn basic nordic skiing techniques, skijoring commands, starting, turning left/right, slow down/go faster, how to pass others on the trail and stopping.
Equipment you will need: Dog harness (X-back or H-back, flat buckle collars are not allowed as they will injure your dog), towline, waist belt/harness for yourself, classic Nordic skis, poles and boots, warm winter clothing (base-layers, wool socks, hand/toe warmers, hat, gloves/mittens, snow-pants, jacket, neck gator).
NOTE: If you do not have Nordic skis/poles/boots you can rent them at most ski shops (REI, Midwest Mountaineering). If you're looking to buy your own dog equipment I recommend ordering online at Alpine Outfitters
Canoe with your dog
Do you enjoy being on the water? Does your dog feel the same? Learning how to properly canoe with your dog is your next adventure! In this training you will learn basic paddling/canoeing techniques, the dos/don'ts of canoeing with your dog and canoe manners.
Canoe training is offered in the spring, summer and fall and is held on quieter lakes that are less trafficked, this helps with less distractions for your dog.
Canoe, paddles, and life-jackets are provided.
Equipment you will need: 6 foot leash, and treats.
Paddle board with your dog
Looking for a way to chill and enjoy those hot summer days? Want your pooch to come along? In this training you will learn basic paddle board techniques and how to paddle away with your dog!
Paddle board training is offered in the summer and is held on quieter lakes that are less trafficked, this helps with less distractions for your dog.
Equipment you will need: 6 foot leash or longer, treats, swimwear, paddle board, and paddle.
NOTE: If you do not have a paddle board or paddle you can rent them at most boat shops/marinas (Tally's Dockside, St. Croix Stand Up Paddle Board Co.)