Reading & Listening
Although the best way to learn is by "doing,"
you will do yourself a world of good by taking the time to get some basic information
before you get too far down the trail.
This is a very
preliminary listing of good books. We'll be adding more in future days. These links
will take you directly to Amazon.com where you can purchase the books.
Dog Driver: A
Guide for the Serious Musher
Miki Collins, Julie Collins
The title notwithstanding, this is one of the most often recommended books for all
types of mushing.
Skijor With Your
Carol Kaynor, Mari Hoe-Raitto
Excellent book on getting started in skijoring.
Mushing Manual: How to Train Racing Sled Dogs
Although much of this book is devoted to preparing a team to race, there's a good deal
of information on basic training, conditioning and feeding.
Whether you are a seasoned dog trainer or a new dog owner, you will benefit from
reading this book.
|Many mushers have offered a
great deal of insight and information through SDC Interviews.
Meet a Musher
Read through these interviews carefully...even the ones by
mushers participating in a different aspect of mushing than you're interested in. You will
be exposed to a variety of management and training ideas that can help you shape your own
Even if you don't race, Art Stoller's 20 Tips for Successful Sled Dog
Racing has some excellent points regarding dog care and the all important
There is a
wealth of information included in this discussion area. Take the time to dig through
both current and past posts. I'm continually learning from my contemporaries and you
Feel free to post any questions you have to this
forum. You're almost sure to get some good advice.
|There are a great number of
existing web sites with more being added everyday. We'll mine the Internet to bring
you as many good ones as we can.
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