It is that time of the year again for the first of two Practice Clinics. These are very low-key sessions where we will practice skiing and skijoring basics. These clinics are meant for novices. In my travels around town, at the dog park, Petco, etc. I’ve had folks who have tried skijoring, but are not good skiers and/or the dogs won’t pull, etc. Well, this is the clinic for you! This year in particular we are going to discuss and practice SKIING basics. I’ll have both my skate as well as classic skis on hand. The one thing I’ve noticed keeping owner and dog from being able to skijor is the owner’s inability to ski or stay upright.
We will meet at 11:00 AM at the Creamer’s Field farmhouse and have a 30-minute question and answer session. Afterwards, we will practice skiing basics, using the skijor training trails at Creamer’s Field across from the Farmhouse. Afterwards if there is still interest, we can attach our dogs and continue to practice. Total time should be approximately 1 to 2 hours.
The temperature cutoff for this event is –15F. Cost is free, and you must be a member. You can join at the clinic.
So come and practice skiing and skijoring and most importantly, HAVE FUN!! If you would like to help out with handling, advice, and/or show up with behaved dog(s) who will act as “rabbits” for novice dogs to chase later in the clinic please contact Lisa Stuby at 458-7657, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.