Skijoring: Cross-country skiing while being pulled by your dog(s).
“Skijoring with your dog is good fun, an ideal way to bond and great exercise for both you and your dog. This beginning skijoring class is intended to give you a solid introduction to skijoring with your dog, but obviously continued practice is how you will both get more comfortable and skilled,” stated Louisa Morrissey.
These beginning skijor classes will kick off inside of the Frisco Nordic Center without dogs while focusing 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 teaching dogs to pull, to stop and to ignore distractions. Attendees will also become familiar with how to handle the lines. Human participants must have at least intermediate cross-country skiing skills.
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Price: $45 will include skijor equipment and a trail pass, $30 for Frisco Nordic Center season pass holders.
*Classes are not intended to be taken as a series, as each class will feature the same introductory curriculum, but former students may drop in for additional practice during the on snow portion of the class for $25 if a trail pass is needed or for $15 for pass holders. There is an additional fee to rent cross-country ski gear ahead of time at the Frisco Nordic Center- 970-668-2570.
Online registration will be available by late November. All dogs must be at least 1 year old, have proof of vaccination or titer testing, be in good health and be able to peacefully co-exist with other dogs and humans in a group class setting.
For questions about any of the skijoring classes, please call Louisa Morrissey at 970-406-0158 or go to www.HighCountryDogs.com.
For more information about Frisco Recreation programs or help with registration, please call 970-668-2558 or email Linsey Joyce at LinseyJ@townoffrisco.com.