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CLASS SCHEDULE
Class Schedule

Equipment, commands, etiquette, training tips, and techniques are covered in training and equipment pages, as well as in our power point and pdf presentation. More in-depth instruction and practice is conducted at our training classes.

Prior to attending any of our clinics, please view our Skijor101 presentation as well as a RACING 101 presentation at the  "Training Information" page (in PDF format).

Why should you attend our training?

Do you want to enjoy winter with your dog?

Want to train your dog the basics of skijoring ? Want to try competitive skijor events ?
We can help you get the jor (PULL) into your ski-jor endeavor. 
We want you and your dog to enjoy the learning curve without causing any dependencies.
We can help you harness the power, focus the energy, and enjoy the ride.
We proactively minimize stress to maximize learning and safety. 
We can show you how to train and handle your dog using positive training methods based in proven science, with a focus on learning theory and animal behavior.

 

Notes/prerequisites for attending our training.

1. Dress for the weather, the temps and the wind (Dress for whatever the weather is, what it may be, or may change to during or after class), It is Minnesota :-) 
No refunds for cancellation due to weather.

2. View the Midwest Skijorers "Skijor 101" on skijor.org BEFORE coming to class. (on the training page of this website)
3. Dogs must be licensed and up to date on current vaccines and parasite protocol. 
4. Dogs must be on leash, command lead, or skijor towline at all times (NO LOOSE DOGS).
5. Dogs should be in good health and be able to be around other dogs (non-aggressive,non-anxious, non-reactive).  For aggressive anxious or reactive dogs additional training should be sought prior to our training.

We promote starting training months before snowfall. earlier (start simple and build on the successes). But alas, inquiries fly in every year once a few snowflakes fall with dreams of finding the accelerated skills download program.
We prefer to teach you to how to train your dog to pull and to learn commands rather then creating any chase dependency issues.
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Class Schedule:
Traditionally we have our skills proficiency course in the north metro in place in September and our classes begin by October and continue throughout the winter.
Last year we tried to work with a 3rd party. Unfortunately they did not put in a skills trail as agreed and additionally we were not compensated for 6 months, so that arrangement/relationship is not likely to continue.

As of October of this year (2015) our skills proficiency skills trail has not been put in.
BOTTOMLINE: Work and life schedules have not been conducive to installing the skills course and do not lend itself to the course or training til well into December.

We are working on setting up a training session in the Chicago area in January 2016.
As always check back often (here and on the Midwest Skijorers Facebook group.


 


 

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