You need a variety of specialised equipment to compete in events with your dogs. We’ve compiled a quick guide for you below.
If all of this seems a bit much or you just want to exercise your dog or have some fun with him/her then have a look at our Scooter Guide as well.
This is a strong line which is used to hold the rig onto a stationery object while the dogs are being attached to the gang line and until the musher is ready to run. It has a special quick release hook.
This is required if running more than two dogs. The bag clips onto the rig in front of the musher. It is used to carry an injured or over exerted dog. A sled requires a different style of dog bag.
You will also need suitable clothing for yourself, waterproofs, comfortable footwear, etc. In this photo (young) Ewan shows us what NOT to wear, while (baby) Christopher (the style guru) shows us sensible rally clothing!
A method of transport for all of the above as well as maintenance equipment and spares for the rig will be required. All of the lines, harnesses etc. will have to be carefully checked regularly and replaced as necessary.
Why not come along to an event and see for yourself how exhilarating it is?