Dog scootering

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Important: Before attempting to do this sport, your dog should learn the commands while you are going to be on foot first and be good at it and be good with his commands. It could be easy to get injured if you try to put your dog in front of your scooter before prior training.   
Q
. What is dog scootering?

A. Dog scootering is a dog sport. It is a sport where a harnessed dog or team of dogs are attached to a towline and the line is attached to the scooter and they have to pull and run ahead of a scooter. The owner give word of command. Dog scootering is a dryland activity. Dog scootering is also sometimes used to train racing sled-dogs out of season. What is great about scooter is that you can dismount really easily without having to swing your leg over a bike bar rapidly. You just step off the platform.

Q. What you will need for this sport?

A. A scooter, a helmet, if the scooter is not equip with a  brush bow in front you may want to use a bike jore extender and a bungee line line.  Some people like to wear also elbow , knee protector, gloves with knuckle guards. You could also wear protective eyeglass. A good pair of running shoes.  Trees have a tendency to hit our knuckles sometimes in the woods…just kidding.

Q. What you dog will need to start this sport?

A.  A canicross harness

Q. What level of training you and your dog will need to start this sport?

AFirst of all, you need to be good and confident on your scooter. Second, You and your dog will need the intro to canicross workshop before getting on a scooter. It is for everyones safety, dog included. This is a demanding sport so you will have to start with your dog slowly, short and flat distances.
Q. What breed of dog you need for this sport?

A. Any breed (14 kg +), any dog that loves to jore(pull). 

Q. What size of dog can do this sport?

A. Dogs that weight 14 kg and up are good candidate. Don’t forget to respect your dog rhythm.  Don’t forget it is a team effort you have to help your dog. 

Q. When can a dog start doing joring sport?

A.  It depend on the breed of the dog. Every breed/dog is different, it is hard to say for sure, dogs don’t come with a label. The larger they are the longer the growth plate will take to end their growth therefore it will take longer to start joring sport. The smaller they are the faster their growth plate will reach their growth. The best is to wait until the plates have finished their growth. If you are not sure, ask your vet. 

Q
 What are other similar joring sport?

A. Bikejoring

You would like to know more about dog scootering, than join us in a try out. You know that you would like to practice this sport, well than, why don’t you take a workshop. This workshop will teach you everything you need to know to start this sport safely with your dog.


Important!! For the human and for the dog. The human should be seen by a doctor prior starting an exercise program, ask him if the program will be appropriate for you. Same thing with your dog. You should see the vet about the new exercise program that you will be starting with your dog to know if it will be appropriate.

Christianne Tremblay

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