Bikejoring for Dogs

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What is bikejoring for dogs?
Bikejoring is a dog mushing sport similar to canicross, dog scootering, and skijoring. It is an activity where a harnessed dog or team of dogs that are attached to a towline pull and run ahead of a cyclist.

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Can any breed bikejor?
Although any pure or mixed breed of dog is eligible to participate in bikejoring, Siberian Huskies, American Pit Bulls, Samoyeds, Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Huskies, Siberian Huskies, Pointers, and Sled Hounds are probably the most traditional breeds.

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What equipment is needed to get started?
Proper equipment and safety are required to participate in the sport. Your dog must be fitted with a special harness, such as X-back padded harness, suitable for pulling and running. The harnesses are attached to a gangline and a bungee towline and clipped to the front of the bike, but never to the handlebars. Other equipment includes:

Clips
Gloves
Helmet
Googles
Webbing
Side bags
Carabiners
Dog booties
Mountain bike
Water and bowls

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Are there clubs I can join?
American Kennel Club (AKC)
Northwest Sled Dog Association (NWSDA)
International Sled Dog Racing Association (ISDRA)

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Are there bikejoring competitions?
Bikejoring is usually a recreational activity, although there are many national and international competitive events. Competitors start off separately on a timer to bypass collisions and tangles as participants race around a track. Most bikejor competitions have strict rules governing the fitness and age of the dogs. They also provide watering spots along the course.

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How do I get started?
The best way to get started is to attend an event, group, or club meeting. Once you have an idea of the essential equipment you need, required training, and location for practicing, you can get started with the voice commands to teach your dog on the ground before attaching him to your bike. The key commands illustrate directions and stopping cues to ensure you can safely maneuver on the trails.
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