Mountainboard joring

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 with all his commands. It could be easy to get injured if you try to put your dog in front of you while on the board before prior training.

. What is mountainboard joring?

A. Mountainboard joring is a new dog sport. You like snowboarding or skateboarding and you like to do some sport with your dog. Well this is the perfect sport for you and your furry friend! It is a sport where a harnessed dog is attached to a towline and the towline is attached to the belt of the owner and the dog  have to pull and run ahead of the owner. The boarder give word of command. Mountainboard joring is a dryland activity. 

Q. What you will need for this sport?

AA joring belt, a bungee line, a good pair of running shoes, an helmet, wrist, elbow and knee protector and a mountainboard. Or some people like to use just the bungee line in hand instead. This way they can let go of the leash. But the dog could get away.

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

A. A harness

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

A. This sport could be difficult  especially if you never did some board sports  like snowboard, wakeboard etc. Before starting to do this sport with your dog you will need to acquire some experience with the feel of the board first for your safety, the safety of others and the safety of your dog. This is a demanding sport so you will have to start with your dog slowly.
Q. What breed of dog you need for this sport?

A. Any breed, 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 urban mushing 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. 

 What are other similar joring sport?

A. Cross country skate joring

You would like to know more about this sport, 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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