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What is a husky ride in harness?
Today, riding a Husky in harness is a rather active form of recreation, which is incredibly popular not only among adults, but even among the smallest children.
Currently, for this there is absolutely no need to go to the northern regions of the country.
Since these animals are characterized by incredible endurance and considerable adaptability to the harsh climatic conditions, this process is not a necessity for animals, but a great pleasure.
At present, there are a large number of various specialized centers throughout Russia, which provide an opportunity for absolutely everyone who wants to take a dog sled.
Employees of the centers provide master-class services for mastering the skills of independent leadership of the team, with the opportunity to try on the role of a driver.
This article will describe this process in detail.
According to the majority of people who have already taken advantage of the opportunity to go sledding with Huskies, the main difficulty lies in the initial fear of these animals. They look like wolves by their appearance, but they have a friendly and good-natured character. It should be noted that the Huskies in harness behave fairly disciplined and calm.
Before taking part in the races, dogs go through specialized training for working with people; for this reason, these pets do not show any aggressive actions towards strangers.
Over the past few years, representatives of this type of divorce to take part in winter races, safaris, as well as for the tourism business.
Before each race, a detailed briefing is conducted by a highly qualified mentor, explaining absolutely every aspect of the basic management of the team, as well as the basic safety rules. Mentor controls the safety of riding as kids and adult drovers. For this reason, Husky dog riding is perfectly safe. Read the article about the cost of Husky puppies.
The history of the origin of the dog
The role of the riding pet Husky received about 2 thousand years ago. Initially, riding these dogs was not a kind of recreation.
In Russia, not a single northern campaign could do without such reliable assistants and companions as sled Huskies.
The maximum skill in sled dog management was achieved by the population of Siberian territories, the Far East and the North.
For a long time, northern sled dogs were considered the best option for moving across the endless snow-covered plains of the North. It was during this period of time that various competitions in dog sledding were born (at one time it was planned to bring the appropriate kind of sport to the Olympics, however, that was all).
Contrary to their excellent physiological indicators, as well as natural endurance, Huskies are not able to be excellent service pets. They lack a developed sense of property, in other words, territoriality, for this reason these animals as guards and protectors are not the best option. But for the Husky show, they are just perfect.
Individual dog breeders have been trying since childhood to instill such qualities in their pets that are fraught with the appearance of various mental problems in the animal.
The bulk of the Huskies are obstinate and freedom-loving, for this reason, they require a special approach to their learning process.
These pets are surprisingly good-natured and absolutely do not pay any attention to the tricks of the kids.
In the process of riding a bunch of dogs with their vitality and energy charges all the people around them. They are characterized by the presence of schooling instinct. Therefore, you should acquire several large pets. True, it all depends on the financial capabilities of the potential owner.
The process of sledding
Most often, dog sledding is used to ride several passengers at once. As an alternative – it is the use of carts equipped with rubber wheels when riding in the warm season of the year.
Dogs are controlled not with the help of the reins or the whip, but by giving the driver a special command. Today, the motor dog dog Husky is used in two types of harness – a plow or a fan.
The first method envisages that only one dog plays the role of leader, while everyone else tries to catch up with her, while pulling the sled behind him.
At the same time, the leader of the whole team (the smartest animal) obeys the commands of the driver (horse), thereby setting the movement direction for all pets.
The second option involves building the whole dog team in pairs, respectively, the role of leaders is already performed by two pets.
The leaders are followed by the strongest dogs, while closer to the sled are hardy and strong Husky tractors. In one sleigh can be harnessed at least 8 adults, whose age is more than 1 year. In general, riding on dogs involves the implementation of the duration of skiing, equal to 2-3 hours with a small stop for the rest.
To provide tourists with the opportunity to ride a Husky, the drovers conduct a master class on the basics of dog management (even if at first glance this seems like an easy task).
Initially, it is necessary to take into account the factor of the possible disobedience of the dog to the new owner.
The technique of mastering the control itself is quite simple, but to obtain the location of the leader of the team you will need to use various psychological tricks.
When the Huskies pull sleds for sled dogs, they have absolutely no pain and discomfort. Such a process always falls on the soul.
To the sled, dogs are fixed using a harness that conveniently wraps the body and chest between the hind and forelimbs.
It should be noted that when skating kids, Huskies develop a speed of no more than 40 km / h, while at professional competitions this figure is much higher. You can also see the article: Features of the diet of dogs: what to feed the Huskies?
Racing harness for dogs were invented by American Indians.
Their design is designed in such a way that allows the dogs not to feel any discomfort at all, otherwise the Huskies would not carry the luggage.
The most comfortable are the brackets having an X-shape. This is a design in which 2 belts are fixed in 4 points, they gird the pet through the chest, and then pass through the whole body.
In this case, the entire load is distributed evenly throughout the body of the animal, without pressing on the neck, and also leaving the limbs free.
The riding harness for the Husky should differ just by the perfect fit. For this reason, in the selection process, it is mandatory to try on a dog.
The whole structure should fit as closely as possible to the body of the pet, without squeezing and moving.
To test, you can simply stick your hand between the animal’s back and the straps — it should easily come in, but the harness itself should not sag. It is necessary to pay attention to the following points:
- The material from which the Husky harness is made plays a fairly significant role. It should be characterized by softness with simultaneous strength. The best option – when it is easily erased, but does not get wet. Therefore, you need to give preference to nylon. Leather and tarpaulins are also used.
- Such a design should have more than one fastener, but several. Best of all, if they become comfortable wearing the dog, to cause the animal as little discomfort as possible.
- The width of the strap, passing through the upper part of the back of the animal, should be about 4-5 cm, in no case should it be allowed to stick into the pet’s torso during loading.
When riding a sled, it is the convenience of the harness that plays a big role.
As experienced dog breeders say, Huskies have a certain degree of independence, for this reason there must be a collar on the animal. Dogs are most often used 2 types of collars.
Manual walking collar for Husky, which is the easiest option.
They are equipped with a semi-ring, to which the leash is fixed, which is located near the buckle, which does not prevent the animal from moving its head.
In the process of training may require a special collar for large breeds, differing slightly different design. They are equipped with a handle to allow the owner to hold the animal if necessary. Ring for leashes is installed either under the handle or on it.
Sleds for sled dogs are so light that animals absolutely do not feel them.
There are several reasons to buy shoes for sled dogs, and they all play a big role for an animal.
The main purpose of such an element of dog clothes is protection against various injuries.
Indeed, in the process of skating, dogs develop considerable speed, and if the pet stumbles upon any pointed object or a sharp and hard crust, it can seriously injure its paws.
When using a leash for a husky during walks around the city, an animal without shoes may suffer from the reagents on the sidewalk or the canvas of the road. This can cause irritation of the limbs, lead to cracks in the skin and the dog for a long time will not be able to participate in the harness.
When a dog pulls a sled for a husky and in case of any injury, the shoe will be able to prevent germs and dirt from entering it. It is also quite problematic to wash the paws of a dog after jogging, while washing the shoes is much easier.
Such an activity as dog sledding, headed by a beautiful, massive and strong animal, will not leave anyone indifferent. This pastime will appeal to both adults and kids. Since the sledge for the Husky is practically not felt, they are able to roll not only one person, but also several family members at once.
Dog sledding is a completely safe occupation, as the Huskies are completely non-aggressive pets, and before each race they must be thoroughly instructed in the basic rules for managing dogs.
The tourist has the opportunity to try both types of animal harnesses and then assess the merits of each of them, after having a ride on a snow-white sheet of snow on a sunny day. Check out the Husky eyes article and their features.
Physical activity for dogs
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In order for the dog to be healthy, strong and beautiful, it must be trained.
Before you begin to exercise, you should carefully study the characteristics of the exterior of the breed, working qualities, so that the load was relevant.
Every dog owner should consider the mode and fullness of training based on the state, habits and character of the pet, as well as their own preferences. So you need to properly feed the dog. It is necessary to give meat for dogs.
Remember that nutrition plays a very important role.
Rules and principles of training
Classes are not held in the heat, before meals, they can not exceed the capabilities of the animal. Exercise should please the pet, and not exhaust it. You can drink a dog in 10-15 minutes after exercise, feed no sooner than in an hour.
Most Popular Dog Exercises
Aportirovka, running, driving on a tight leash, moving up on an inclined surface, swimming, playing in shallow water and dragging weights.
Before training, the animal should be allowed to walk independently for 20-30 minutes.
It relieves need, runs and jumps in a convenient mode, it stops to rest. Only then should proceed to the exercises. The aportika is based on the commands “Search!” And “Give!” Or “Bring!” For three to five minutes, the dog runs after the object, ball, stick and the like thrown at it, bringing it back to its owner. Usually this activity is very popular with the animal, it is often used to warm up the dog before more serious loads. The game also serves the same purpose of a pet with other animals.
The simplest exercise for a dog is running
The muscles of the hips and shoulder girdle are working, the back is tense, but the ligaments and joints are affected, especially in puppies. The animal should move at a medium trot, short-term accelerations are possible.
Start running training from 200 meters, gradually increasing the distance as the animal grows and develops.
The daily rate of running an adult dog of a breed like Labrador or a Rottweiler is six to eight kilometers, so you need to think about how to cover such a distance. Some owners run with their pet, while others master cycling, skiing and horse riding. You can not force the animal to run after the car or motorcycle – the speed is too high and the dog can not stand the heart. In addition, the dog should not run on the asphalt – knocked cushion paws. Puppies can not run after a bike, you can start only after a year. And not all breeds can run. Before you start chasing your dog, be sure to consult with a specialist.
Watch out for a running dog.
At the first sign of fatigue or feeling unwell, stop running. Fatigue is often evidenced by the dog’s wagging walks when walking – this is how the animal redistributes the load. In winter, the length of the course can be shortened if we complicate the task of running through deep snow. However, the dog should not supercool. Moving up the slope, you should change the pace of the lynx to a quick step. It is better to overcome the obstacle not in a straight line, but by a shuttle or a spiral. It is important to ascend upwards – the sacrum and thighs are strengthened, while it is necessary to descend along the most gentle slope. To develop a shoulder girdle, withers, make the chest wider, train breathing, you can use driving on a tight leash. It is important to use a round collar or from a metal chain, but not a harness. The meaning of the exercise is that the dog pulls the master behind him. It should be repelled by the hind legs, and leaned on the front ones. To teach the dog this action, you can conduct a lesson with an assistant – the trainer leads the animal on a leash, holding and commanding “Forward!”, And the assistant provokes the dog to run after him. Subsequently, with the “Forward!” Team, the dog will accelerate, despite the restraining leash, then you can train without an assistant. A similar result can be achieved if, going first with a quick step together with the pet, with the “Forward!” Team accelerate. After the dog begins to increase the tempo on command, the owner should remain in the same mode. For a start, the distance should not exceed 500 meters; later it increases to several kilometers.
Water games and swimming are not comparable
The muscles of the thighs, forearms, backs, and withers receive a good load, while the joints and ligaments are not injured. Running in low water and swimming make the dog breathe with its mouth closed. For games, you must choose a shallow water, so that the dog was immersed to the knee-belly.
Such training is possible in the summer, when the temperature of water and air does not cause hypothermia of the animal. Usually, all dogs from birth can swim, but they can be afraid of water. To teach the dog to water procedures, you can do aportirovku ashore with his favorite toy.
First, throw the object on the ground, getting closer and closer to the water, then in shallow water – in the excitement the dog will run into the water. You can lure the animal into the water, and if the owner himself goes into the water and calls the dog. Only in no case can push the dog into the water.
In order for the animal to swim, you can swim with it or throw the toy away from the shore, where it is deeper. Just like practicing in water, pulling weights makes a dog breathe with its mouth closed. In this exercise, the muscles of the back, neck, and jaws are trained.
The best shell becomes a medium-sized stick, which the animal can carry for a long time. A dog must not drag for heavier objects. Exercise should be regular and feasible, then the dog will be healthy and happy.
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Dog team: the oldest SUV
What is the uniqueness of a dog team like a transport? What role did the sled dogs play in mastering the North? And how they saved lives more than once?
The cold air pinches the nose, the snow pleases with all the colors of the rainbow, and the sun blinds the eyes. The wind throws prickly snow dust in the face, and around is white expanse and nature. Muscles pleasantly whine from tension, from the speed is breathtaking, but I want to rush to a dog barking even faster. This is all riding dogs!
Now riding dogs is exciting entertainment and spectacular sport. People spend huge amounts of money on equipment and gear, and dogs make great efforts to be the first to reach the designated point. And earlier on the dog effort depended much more than the prize at the finish.
They delivered vital medicines, took the wounded out of the war, and the transportation of polar expeditions and their cargo was completely on the dog’s shoulders, or rather on the sleds harnessed by them. Faithful dogs have done for a person much more than it seems.
Without them, more people would have died from diseases and wars, and the development of the North and South Poles would have been postponed for several decades. And even today, the connection between the polar stations is often carried out with the help of riding animals.
Let’s get acquainted with everything related to dog sledding.
Ancient pyramids in Egypt
The Novosibirsk islands lying in the Arctic Ocean brought to the scientific world a multitude of sensational discoveries and finds: the bones of prehistoric animals, household items of primitive tribes and others. Among them are wooden sledges, dog bones and rawhide belts.
This whole "kit" is nothing more than a dog sled. At the same time, the oldest found – studies have shown that its age is about 8 thousand years! Imagine, the Egyptians had not yet begun to build the pyramids, and the Eskimos were already driving dogs.
It is safe to say that dog sledding is one of the very first horse-drawn transports of humanity.
For 8 000 years, the device of the team has not changed. It still consists of sledges and dogs. They can be from 8 to 12.
Animals are harnessed to a harness (it is also called alyk) and are fastened in pairs to a ponyag – a central belt that is attached to a sled.
The speed of movement and the distance traveled depend on the weight of the load, the condition of the road and the number of mounts. Under good weather conditions, dog sledding can reach speeds of up to 10 kilometers per hour or even higher.
Dog man friend, know it all around
Dogs are working at the age of 1 year and up to 12 years, and then their pension begins. One animal can take a maximum of 50 kg, but if you harness more dogs, this will increase the amount of load in the sled. All breeds of sled dogs just love to run in harness, and the harder the road, the more fun for them. This is hard to believe, but they can drag the sleds all day.
Today, researchers and workers of the North use dog sled along with motorized snowmobiles. But why do they always prefer dogs rather than deer? First, dogs are tireless workers.
It is enough for them to give a few breaks during the day and sleep at night, and they will remain vigorous until the end of the journey. Secondly, dogs do not need grazing: most often they are fed dried fish – yukola. Thirdly, the dogs are better oriented on the terrain and can choose their own way in a blizzard.
Thanks to these qualities, riding dogs even surpass something in snowmobiles!
Now in the harness are used several breeds: Samoyeds, Huskies, Huskies, Malamutes and several riding breeds. Samoyed dogs stand out among all of them – not animals, but adorable clumps of white down and wool! Dogs got such a name because, going in harness, they merge with the snow, and from a distance it may seem that the sledge rides itself.
Russian pioneers, mastering the Far Eastern lands in the 16-18 centuries, adopted this method of transportation from local peoples and also moved on sled dogs. This was even more profitable because at that time there were few horses in Siberia.
As already mentioned, people mastered the poles of the Earth on dog sleds. In 1909 an expedition of R. Pirie took place, when a man first reached the North Pole.
A year later, in 1910–12, the Norwegian expedition led by R. Amundsen conquered the South Pole.
If dogs did not help these brave people, the expeditions simply would not have taken place – in the most difficult conditions of icy silence at that time, dog teams were the only possible transport.
In addition to participating in expeditions and the development of new lands, dog teams took part in the war. Then they used small sleds in the winter and carts in the summer, into which 2-4 dogs were harnessed. Animals transported the wounded, delivered medicines and other goods. Such teams were simply rescue in difficult terrain or in the absence of other transport.
The first official dog sled race took place in Canada more than a century and a half ago – in 1850. They were part of the events of the Winter Carnival, held in the city of Saint Paul.
But these competitions found great popularity only in the late 19th century in Alaska, when American businessmen got down to business.
Allan Alexander and Leonard Seppall turned the dog race into a sport and became the first winners of the 1932 competition.
Now the winter competitions with sled dogs are held in several disciplines: dog sled races with sleds, dog sledged races (small sleds) and dog skied races.
The most spectacular are, of course, multi-day races of dogs harnessed to sleds. Such competitions are held in America, Canada and Russia in Kamchatka. Here they have been held annually since 1990.
A harness for dogs is by no means a fad, but a serious device, originally invented as a harness for dogs.
Its design feature was that it did not cause discomfort to the animal performing its professional duties: did not violate the processes of breathing and evenly distributed the load.
Modern harness has changed somewhat in appearance and began to be used not only for driving, but also for other needs. It is worth considering their properties and features in more detail.
Types of shlek for dogs
The harness is a special ammunition, as well as a leash with a collar. However, it has some advantages. If the dog pulls forward, the collar can cause physical harm to the pet, which cannot happen with the harness. Yes, and control the wayward animal in the presence of a harness is much easier. But here everything is not so simple and it is not always possible to use this device.
Harness are divided into types, depending on the area of their use:
- Normal harness for walking. In this design, the fastening ring is at the level of the dog’s withers. Most often, these harnesses are used for everyday walks with a four-legged friend. It is possible to find devices on sale, both for absolutely small pets, and rather large representatives of breeds.
- Harness towing. This ammunition has several other goals – for sporting events, sledding races, transportation of goods, as well as a device for guide dogs. Among its differences from conventional shlek it is possible to note the main thing – the increased strength of fasteners and the belts themselves.
- Harness with cargo. Used to train the muscles of the animal, has the ability to regulate the mass of the load. When it is worn, the dog’s muscle mass is strengthened, this is especially necessary with pet’s limb fractures, as well as to prepare the dog for competition.
It is important to know that many experts do not recommend the constant wearing of the bracelet, it is necessary to periodically replace it with a regular collar.
Moreover, studies have shown that dogs wearing always only a collar are often diagnosed problems of the neck and spinal cord.
Especially this tendency is clearly seen in active, restless dogs, which are often torn from leashes, and pets, which are shown on a spike collar or chain.
When choosing a harness, you should always be guided by the size of the pet. For puppies, it is recommended to purchase special tools in any case not for growth. The harness for large dogs should be appropriate.
What material is better to buy a harness
In addition to the scope of use, you should also pay attention to the material from which the device is made. This is especially important when choosing a harness for decent sized dogs.
The most practical are the stitches made of synthetic materials. They are not susceptible to moisture, are easily cleaned of impurities by ordinary washing, have high durability and are quite durable.
The most inexpensive among budget options are braces made of canvas tape. This material has high strength, but its wear rate is higher. In addition, the tarpaulin harness is difficult to wash off, the material tends to get wet and dries for a long time.
If you look at the appearance, it is definitely the most beautiful are genuine leather belts.
But it should be borne in mind that after wetting the skin loses its elasticity and may lose its shape, stretching.
Having dried it, in most cases, it becomes rough and its surface may crack. Leather harnesses are undoubtedly beautiful, but they are expensive products and at the same time impractical.
In what cases there is a need to wear Harness
In addition to the specific need associated with the activities of the pet, there are additional situations that require wearing braces.
For example, if a dog is too active, constantly trying to break off the leash, thereby causing injury to himself.
In this case, in order not to worsen the condition of the dog and not to cause additional attacks of aggression associated with pain, you can switch from a collar to a harness for a while.
In addition, for some breeds with a larger neck circumference than heads, a collar is not a good option. Since when tilting his head, he slides off the dog. For dwarf dogs, such as a toy terrier or Yorkshire terrier, it is also more practical to use harness.
Dogs that naturally have a short, flattened face (pikines, pti-brabancon, pugs, bulldogs, Japanese chin, etc.) have problems with the respiratory system, and collars can cause discomfort. And in this case, the situation can be corrected by using a harness that will allow them to breathe more freely.
At what age can a dog wear a harness
It is possible to dress a pet of small breeds in a harness, starting from six months, and larger dogs – from 8-10 months. Experts have found that too early getting used to such ammunition can provoke deformation of the front limbs out.
The rapid development of this pathology is facilitated by improper fastening of the harness – this happens if the belt that encircles the pet’s body passes too close to the muscle cavity.
This situation causes the dog inconvenience, and she tries to twist his elbows to ease the discomfort. After two or three weeks of wearing such a harness, the correct positioning of the paws will deteriorate.
If an individual is a representative of a show class, you will have to forget about exhibitions with such a defect.
How to choose the harness
To facilitate the task, there are special tables indicating dimensions. To use them, you need to know some measurements of the dog:
- The length of the back is measured from the withers to the base of the tail.
- Chest circumference – the correct measurement is made in place, immediately behind the elbows, 1 cm for small dogs is added to the size obtained, and 2 cm for large dogs.
- Girth of the neck – covers the place where the collar is supposed to be.
For riding shlek for dogs measurements are taken somewhat different, this is due to the design feature:
- The distance from the beginning of the sternum to withers.
- The length of the chest.
- The length of the segment from the end of the sternum to the base of the tail.
If the accessory is chosen correctly, it will not hang out, but it will not be able to squeeze the pet’s body. Under the harness should be placed the human palm.
How to wear a harness on a pet
Already during the fitting you should know how to properly put the harness on the dog. You can follow the step by step instructions:
- If the dog has a wild character, then it is necessary to fix it before the procedure. You can do this by holding the torso of the animal in the back area between your legs.
- The harness should be straightened so that the soft surface is inside the structure.
- The ring-shaped closed part of the harness is carefully put on the pet (its parameters vary depending on the size of the dog).
- The strap is located to the required position. If done correctly, the space between the jumper and the circular part is limited.
- Without stopping the action, it is necessary to push the dog’s paw into the space between the strap and the closed circle.
- The jumper should slip through the pet’s chest without any problems, but on the right side there will be a strap.
- If all the dressing rules are followed, then one side of the structure will be free. It is necessary to push it through the muscle cavity of the dog’s left paw, and then the strap fastens.
The final step is to correct the stitches. To do this, the dog is placed on the floor, the circle around his neck gets better so that the belts do not exert pressure on the neck, but at the same time they lay tight. After the whole procedure, it is necessary to check whether all mechanisms are buttoned.
Of course, the first dressing of the harness may seem complicated and time consuming. However, as practice shows, a pair of donning and everything will return to normal, the pet will get used to it, and the owner of the dog will get experience and a certain skill in this matter.
What to use – a harness or a collar, the pet owner decides for himself, however it is important to think, first of all, about the convenience and safety of the pet.
Sled dog. Breed sled dogs. Sled Dog Training
To date, a large number of people prefer sled dogs. This is due to the fact that they are very hardened, strong and active. But in order to sled dogs remained healthy both emotionally and physically, they require special care.
Breed sled dogs
The most favorable habitat for these dogs is Taiga or other places where severe frosts are observed, but at the same time they get along perfectly in other conditions, even in southern Russia.
Especially popular at this time are northern sled dogs. These dogs are often exploited as a force for cargo. There are about twenty breeds of sled dogs, but the most popular ones are the following:
1. Siberian Husky. Next to these dogs, you begin to feel like a hero of Jack London’s stories, a miner, a pioneer of the North — Elame Harnish, nicknamed “Time-not-wait”.
Husky sled dogs great racers and for 7 thousand years have not changed. The girls are kind, gentle and affectionate, and the males, on the contrary, are serious. Working dogs are very different from the exhibition, their character is more tempered and they prefer to rely only on themselves, and not on the owner. For the Huskies to run and not react to what is happening is a familiar thing.
Husky riding dogs in the photo
2. Alaskan Malamute. No less interesting breed. This is a typical heavy snow plain. Even the temperature of 70 degrees below zero does not frighten these unique dogs. The breed was created to work productively in harness.
These strong dogs lived with their owners in the adverse conditions of the North. Dogs used to transport heavily sleds on snow and ice, while hunting. Alaskan Malamutes are very similar in appearance to Huskies, only slightly larger.
Alaskan Malamute sled dog
3. Norwegian Sports Mischief. The breed was formed as a result of the crossing of German sports kurtshaars and Scandinavian greyhounds. Norwegian mestizos often participate in single bike racing.
Norwegian Sports Metis
4. Wolfcat. This is the newest, unique breed of sled dog, bred as a result of crossing a wolf and a German shepherd dog.
Their jaws are much stronger than those of dogs, and such a bodyguard can notice violators or smell drugs 20 times faster. Such dogs are quite trusting and faithful.
The wolf nose scent is much clearer than that of a simple dog. In minutes, he can find the object by smell.
In the photo is a dog
5. Samoyed or Samoyed Like. Translated from the Maltese "owners of their land." Appeared from the white polar wolf. In America, they are called "dogs for a good mood." They are very good-natured, sensual, affectionate. Samoyeds are strong and very hardy.
In the photo riding samoyed huskies
6. Chukchi sled dog. Several years ago, this cynological federation recognized this aboriginal breed. The inhabitants of Chukotka used these large dogs to transport heavy loads.
The dogs are perfectly adapted to the harsh climate, the coat is adjacent, but long and warm. With the right upbringing, already at six months of age, all teams perform remarkably well.
Chukchi sled dog
Buy a rideable dog it’s not cheap. But is it a pity to spend money on a dog that is guaranteed to become your faithful friend?
Sled Dog Training
No matter how paradoxical it may sound, but even from a yard husky you can bring up a champion. The main thing is hard work. Sled dogs need constant training to keep themselves in good shape.
They can travel up to 150 km per day, but for this you need to work hard. To keep fit, dogs need to run from 10 km a day along with the owner. Different breeds have their own characteristics and therefore each dog starts learning in different ways.
First you need to take a bag in which you will fold food and shoes for the dog, a leash, a first aid kit, a bowl, sandwiches. And keep your course in the forest to form the right commands from your pet to the right, left, forward, stand.
Canicross will be the second step of dedication to riding. Dogs of these breeds should be introduced to the basics of riding sports from an early age. Training starts at 4–5 months.
The best way to prepare your baby is to wear a short harness for sled dogs, on which the toy will hang. As a result, the puppy will not only enjoy the game, but also train.
First, exercise in the apartment or in the house, after a few weeks you can go out with the baby on the street. Training older dogs is done by copying.
Canicross with sled dogs
A big role is played by the driver himself or the athlete who controls the pack. He should know the ranks of his dogs. For example, low-ranking dogs do not want to cross a high-ranking running line and do not really want to overtake them during competitions. Therefore, high-ranking dogs lead the rest.
A good riding dog should not doubt its actions. All learned skills should be automatic. For this you need to act in stages. The training algorithm should consist of the following items:
- create a situation where the dog must make the right decision:
- make sure that he performs the actions correctly.
- encourage pet.
- repeat the commands as many times as necessary so that the dog remembers and forms his skill.
What can a sled dog do?
Sled dogs can perform the following actions:
- inspire their owners to great things in all situations.
- to transport heavy loads in the north, where there is only snow and no roads.
- to transport people on sledges. Sled for sled dogs – These are special sleighs for races in which dogs are harnessed.
- take part in ski races.
The sled dog does not need to explain that it is necessary to run forward, it has it in its genes. But dogs of other breeds need to be trained. In addition, there is such a variety sled dog competitions, like bike joring. This is a very useful discipline that requires special equipment for sled dogs.
In the photo sled for sled dogs
Its essence lies in the fact that the person moves on a bicycle and with the help of equipment controls the running of the dog next to him. At the start, the dog must be given time to gather, for this count from five to one.
When a person moves, he should not take a sling in his hands and coordinate the dog, since the four-legged athlete is so distracted. In those situations when the owner observes that the pressure hangs, then the pet slowed down and ceased to feel the owner.
Measures harness for sled dog
The goal of canicross and bike-joring is to pass the track at maximum speed, for this you need to constantly feel and support your dog.
Over time, such trainings unite a person and a dog, and later they help to find a common language with a pet. In general, this is an excellent training, not only for the pet, but also for the owner.
Being engaged in such jogs in the evenings can be a couple of weeks to get in shape.