Every dog can use a daily walk, but some need more than just a walk! SOLUTION: Urban Mushing (also known as Dryland Mushing, Canicross, Skijoring, Bikejoring, Scootering, Scooterjoring [Scoojoring] and skatejoring)!! Most high-energy breeds need more exercise than a normal person has the ability or time to give. These special dogs need a job to do. When a dog isn’t getting his or her exercise needs met, they can take out their energy or anxiety in destructive chewing or other behavioral issues, which is one of the main reasons dogs are surrendered to shelters. Great news is, we are here to help!
Urban Mushing, also called Dryland Mushing, was originally put into practice to keep winter sled dogs in top shape during the off-season. It is similar to traditional dog sledding except it’s done on dry land, not snow. Instead of pulling a sled, urban mushing involves a dog(s) pulling a cart, scooter, bike or other apparatus. Joring is a Swedish word that means “driving or pulling”. All of the Joring/Urban Mushing sports require the dog to:
Just about any healthy dog can learn to scooter, small or large, young or old! We always offer in-home product demos, harness fittings and consultations FREE of charge.
Additional Services Offered:
1. Group events: throughout the year, we offer opportunities for groups of people to try out the sport of Urban Mushing, classes for dogs and owners to learn & refine skills, and group activities to promote socialization. Please check out our events on Facebook often to see what we have coming up.
2. Private in-home classes, teaching both owners and dogs the sport in 1 or more sessions. Owners have an opportunity to purchase harnesses, gear and scooters during this visit.
3. Dog scootering service (similar to dog walking service). 1-6 scooter sessions per week with a dog: training, equipment and handler provided.
We carry 3 different types of Belize Bike scooters locally, which means you can try each before you buy! When talking about scooters, it is easiest to refer to them by wheel size. The three we carry in this line are the Toucan 16/16, 20/20 and 26/20. Call today to schedule a free product demo.
We carry two varieties of Crussis scooters locally. The 20/16 Crussis Active and the 26/20 Crussis Cross. Call today to schedule a free product demo.
Alpine Outfitters has been crafting high quality gear for working dogs since 1988, and all of their products are proudly made in the USA. We carry, locally, their X-back and Urban Trail harnesses, their double and single dog bikejoring/scootering lines and many other accessories. Call today to schedule a free product demo.
Non-Stop Dogwear's goal is to think outside the box by finding more comfortable, safer equipment for both you and your dog. We carry (locally) their Freemotion and Line (half) harnesses as well as their bike antenna and running/joring lines. Call today for a free product demo.
We have many different combinations of harnesses, lines, boots, collars and more that you can try with your dog. By seeing, feeling and "test driving" products, you will have a better feel of what will work for you and your dog(s). Call today for a free product demo.
We are in the final stages of perfecting a universal joring antenna that will keep your line over your tire and give you a pack for all of your essential running gear! Images, coming soon.
In-home, at a park or on a trial, product demos, harness fittings and consultations are always FREE of charge.
If you need an extra hand working out the kinks at first, no problem we are happy to make arrangements for practice sessions. Please contact us for pricing and availability.
We can help arrange for dog walks, scooter runs or pet sitting. Please contact us for pricing and availability.
Proceeds from shirt sales go to "Running to the Rescue", a service that Dryland Dogs, LLC offers to shelters and rescues for dogs that may benefit from a little more exercise, some additional exposure (adoption marketing) and the opportunity to learn a new sport, FREE of charge
This service is offered to shelters and rescues FREE of charge, by Dryland Dogs, LLC.
Please contact us if you know of or have a dog that is in a shelter or rescue program that may benefit from a little more exercise, some additional exposure (adoption marketing) and the opportunity to learn a new sport, FREE of charge.
Please contact us if you know of or have a dog that is in a shelter or rescue program that may benifit from a little more exercise, some additional exposure (adoption marketing) and the opportunity to learn a new sport, FREE of charge.