“From a tourist to a musher”!

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JOIN OUR COURSES FOR BEING A MUSHER

Happy news for those of you who would like to learn more about dog sledding than you do by joining us as a guests. During either a weekend or 4 evenings + a full Sunday you will learn how about sled dogs, equipment for mushing, training, roles in the team, how to motivate, how to steer a racing sled and a lot more.

Requirements: You do not need to have dog(s) on your own or any basic knowledge at all. Perhaps you wish to get your own dog team one day, helping others with training or perhaps you wish to have one or two dogs that you train on skies etc. Or finally perhaps you just would like to join this we no other reason than it looks fun!

Teacher: Leif Tore Lie

Participants: Max 10 persons

Dates:

  • Weekend course Saturday 16th of January 2021

  • Evening course: Tuesdays; 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th of January + Sunday 7th of February

If you wish to attend later on let us know and we might arrange more courses.

Registration: Email to Ida@huskytours.co. We need your name, age, address and telephone number. Also, do let us know if you have any food allergies or special diets.

Prices:

  • Weekend course: nok 4500,- per person incl 2 x lunch, 1 x dinner

  • Evening course nok 5500,- per person incl 1 x lunch

Equipment: You will need warm clothes and a head lamp. If you are missing head lamp you are welcome to buy one from us. Warm clothes are woolen underwear, thick and wind proof jacket and trousers, warm winter shoes and thick gloves.

PROGRAM WEEKEND COURSE 16th-17th of January

Saturday 16th of January

09:00

Meet up on Sjusjøen Husky Tours` kennel in Åsmarka. Adressa: Åsmarkvegen 1467, 2365 Åsmarka. You will meet and say hello to our dogs and we will be introducing you the Alaska Husky; background, typical features etc. Moreover you will learn what is required for the dogs` safety and well being living outside; houses, chains, feeding and liquid - water/soup. Harness; how to put it on and find correct size - why is it so important that it fits. Finally, we will let out future workers, our smallest puppies out to run and play.

13.00

Lunch at the kennel

14:00

Departure for Finnøla, Sjusjøen. Coffee in the lavvu and we are getting ready for the first tour.

15:00

Instructions in touring. Meeting our dogs - two and two together on team with 8. Tour of 15km. We will be on the sled for 1 - 1/2 hours. After the tour you will take the harnesses of your dogs and putting them on a chain.

18:00

Dinner and dessert, tea/coffee in the lavvu. We will also be summarizing the day and what we experienced on the tour.

Sunday 17th of January

09:00

Meeting up at Finnøla, Sjusjøen

Theory time in the lavvu. About equipment and safety. Training and roles in the team. How do we motivate, how do we see which roles are best for each dog, personalities etc.

10:00

Dogs will be coming up and you will take “your” dogs out of the trailer and put them on a chain in right order. Today you will be using a racing sled and go 30km. The two of you will harness your dogs and put them in the sled.

14:00

Lunch in the lavvu and we will summarize the day. Diploma to you all for participating!

Program EVENING COURSE 5 WEEKS

Day 1; Tuesday 5th of January

Meeting up on Sjusjøen Husky Tours` kennel in Åsmarka

Introducing Alaska Husky; background, typical features. Showing you how they live, houses, chains - what is required for their safety and well being. Feeding, water. Harness; how to put it on and find correct size - how is it so important. Finally, you can say hello to all our 120 dogs and small puppies will be let out to play and run.

Day 2; Tuesday 12th of January

Meeting up on Sjusjøen Husky Tours` winter location, Finnøla at Sjusjøen.

We will take dogs out of the trailer/truck and put them on a chain in order for teams afterwards. Instructions in steering a sled. Making dogs and teams ready for sledging. Two and two go together on each team. Tour of 6km. Putting dogs back in the chain. Warm drink in the lavvu and a summary of the day.

Day 3; Tuesday 19th of January

Meeting up on Sjusjøen Husky Tours` winter location, Finnøla at Sjusjøen.

This evening is without dogs and we will be in the lavvu; Positions in the team, how do we train leaders, puppy training, how do we motivate, training techniques.

Day 4; Tuesday 26th og January

Meeting up on Sjusjøen Husky Tours` winter location, Finnøla at Sjusjøen.

We will be touring again, and this time 15km with racing sleds. Warm drink in the lavvu afterwards.

Day 5; Sunday 7th of February

Meeting up on Sjusjøen Husky Tours` winter location, Finnøla at Sjusjøen.

Day trip, 30km! After the tour we will enjoy some food in the lavvu and you will have a written proof that you have joined our course.

Leif Tore Lie, Femund Race 2020

Leif Tore Lie, Femund Race 2020