Skijoring is cross-country skiing while being pulled by your dog(s). It is a sport that originated in Scandinavia several hundred years ago and is quickly gaining popularity in the United States.
These beginning skijor clinics will focus on equipment, dog care, training, places to skijor, etc… Then the class will move outside to practice on the snow. During the outdoor portion of the class, time will be spent on getting dogs to pull and on learning “let’s go” /”hike”, “whoa”/stop and “on by” commands. Attendees will also become familiar with how to handle the lines. Human participants must have intermediate cross-country skiing skills.
Prerequisites: Cross country skiing skills a MUST! If you need to learn to cross country ski, please take a lesson from the Frisco Nordic Center prior to coming to class.
Dogs must be in good heath and MUST be able to peacefully tolerate a group situation with other people and dogs. For safety reasons we cannot allow reactive or aggressive dogs into group class.
Saturdays, January 21, 2017, February 4, 2017 and February 25, 2017 from 10:00am – 12:00pm.
Frisco Nordic Center
616 Recreation Way
Frisco, CO 80443
$30 per class for Frisco Nordic season pass holder
$45 per class for non-season pass holders
Click here to register online.
Classes are taught by Louisa Morrissey, certified professional dog trainer and owner of High Country Dogs (formally Skijor & More). All dogs must have proof of vaccination or titer testing and be in good health.
If you have questions about any of the dog classes, please call Louisa at 970-406-0158. Please click here for more information about classes and instructor Louisa Morrissey.
For more information about Frisco Nordic programs or for help with registration, please call 970-668-2570 or email Linseyj@townoffrisco.com.