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Northern people for centuries used their dogs to pull sledges.  From this working tradition came sled dog racing, today a worldwide sport. Here is a wealth of information on conditioning and training sled dogs.

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About Sled Dogs & Sled Dog Racing - Stephen R. Lee's FAQ
FAQ on Sleddogs & Sled Dog Racing
- Margaret Bonham's FAQ
Introduction to Sled Dog Racing
- from Sled Dog Central
Mushing Links
- from the Pennsylvania Sled Dog Club
Mushing Overview - a look at modern sprint racing
Overview of Sled Dog Racing - history, terms, equipment, costs
What makes sled dogs run?
- from ISDRA

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Introduction & Basics

Arleigh Jorgensen, well known musher, introduces his training philosophy that emphasizes nurturing a dog's instincts. He also
· tells a story of training a young lead dog named Mohawk how to take charge of making decisions, but also listen to the musher, and
· describes how to work with high-strung sled dogs and use a quiet voice and calming approach to dog handling

Art Stoller's 20 Tips: for successful sled dog racing, with training ideas

Basics of Sled Dog Racing from ISDRA and Training of sled dogs begins with puppies learning harness and teamwork is fun

Conditioning & Training Sled Dogs: physical and mental conditioning, year-round canine education, fall and winter training, training tips,
from Mush with P.R.I.D.E.

Fall Training Checklist: preparing the dogs, equipment, dog truck, training trail - and the musher

Getting Started in Amateur Sled Dog Racing: choosing dogs, equipment, then training the dogs to love harness work, by Lonnie Olson

Meet a Musher: explore almost 40 interviews with many highly successful sled dog racers, with advice on sled dogs, including these:
· Egil Ellis - training/racing open class sprint racing
Libby Riddles - training/racing the Iditarod
Ann & Al Stead - training/racing Siberian Huskies
· Ed Streeper - training/racing open class sprint racing
· Frank Turner - training/racing the Yukon Quest
· Allie Zirkle - training/racing the Yukon Quest

Training Sled Dog Puppies: Joe Runyan discusses the annual miracle

Train Your Sled Dogs - Don't Just Run Them: choose specific training objectives each time you hitch up a team, Robin Gaspard says

Training Samoyeds as Sled Dogs: tips on getting started, and more on Racing with Samoyeds, an interview with Geoff Abbott

Training Siberian Huskies & Seppala Sleddogs:
a detailed guide by J. J. Bragg covering topics from working with puppies to choosing equipment to training leaders to muscle work for pulling and much more

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Basic Pace Training for a Sled Dog Team: Part 1 of Rick Petura's interview with racer/author Jim Welch, plus:
· Determining a Sled Dog's Capabilities  Interview - Part 2
· Insights on Team Size & Distance & Speed  Interview - Part 3

Clicker Training for Sled Dogs

Dog Psychology & Training: a key job of a sled dog trainer is keeping team attitudes positive

Peak Training for Sled Dogs by Jim Gallea, with chart describing each phase of training and conditioning: build strength, build speed, build endurance, peak training, maintain fitness

Teaching Commands to Sled Dogs

Training Sled Dog Leaders

Training Sled Dogs to Pass Other Teams: insights from the late Roland "Doc" Lombard, one of racing's greats

Training Sled Dogs to Pull and more on Training for Pulling

Training for Junior Mushers: training commands, preparing dogs for travel to sled dog races, much more

Training for Long-Distance Sled Dog Races: Karen Ramstead discusses training for the Iditarod, and more on Iditarod Training by Jim Gallea

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Training Miles for the Iditarod: from Karen Ramstead, Canada

Training Log: Running Swift Kennel, Alaska

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Animal Welfare Policy from ISDRA
Build Your Own Dog Sled
- parts list and diagrams
Equipment for Mushing & Racing
- from Everything Husky
Equipment for Sled Dog Teams: from Chinookwind
Feeding Distance Sled Dogs & More
Fueling a Winning Sled Dog
- from Alaska
Heat Build-Up During Intensive Exercise: insights for sled dog trainers from Rick Petura, racing editor
International Sled Dog Veterinary Medical Association
Paws & Pads Require Special Care: especially for distance sled dogs
Sled Dog Care & Kennel Standards
- all the essentials from
Mush with P.R.I.D.E.

Sled Dog Care in the Iditarod
Sled Dog Food & Care & Housing
- pages for junior mushers
Sleddog Rescue
- for Alaskan Malemutes & Siberian Huskies

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Puppies, Dogs,and Blue
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Yukon Quest: The 1,000-Mile
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Art Stoller - 20 Tips for Successful Racing
Dogs of the Iditarod
- articles & interviews, including champion
Jeff King's look at
Iditarod dogs
Ed Dallas, Sleddogs & the Beargrease

Iditarod Race Winners 1973-2002
Iditarod Hall of Fame
- from Anchorage Daily News

Iditarod 25 Features - from the Anchorage Daily News, on both
the dogs and mushers

Jacques Philip on Stage Racing - advice on dogs, training, more
Joe Redington - Father of the Iditarod, his entry in the Anchorage Daily News Iditarod Hall of Fame and Dorothy Page's biography of the famous musher Joe Redington Sr.

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Libby Riddles
  - first woman to win the Iditarod, and more in
another interview with
Libby Riddles

Martin Buser
- winner in 2002 in record time, in 1997, 1994 and 1992, and also Leonhard Seppala Humanitarian Award winner
Martin Buser & Susan Butcher - running a faster Iditarod
Meet a Musher
- at Sled Dog Central
Meet the Mushers - in the Wyoming Stage Stop Race
Meet the 2003 Iditarod Mushers - musher biographies  
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Names for Sled Dogs
- more than 1,800 naming ideas

Race Rescue Team - Airedale Terriers & Siberian Huskies
Rachel Scdoris - remarkable legally blind teenage distance musher

Racing Siberian Husky Online
- news & features
Samoyeds in Sled Dog Racing  - great photo
Siberian Husky World
- this section of WorkingDogWeb
offers in-depth look at this famous sled dog
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Susan Butcher - Iditarod champion and more about
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Everything Husky
- breeds to mushing to races
Mushing Links
- from the North Star Sled Dog Club
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- new sport or training method
- another alternative to sledding, and more

SledDogCentral - musher interviews to race listings
Sled Dog Discussion Lists & Chat
Sled Dog Sport or Schlittenhundesport - in German
Teaching Musher Gary Paulsen's "Woodsong" - and other Paulsen
resources for teachers
Working Activities for Alaskan Malamutes
- many ideas

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