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Dog Driver gives you practical details of preparing a team for serious work. Learn how to: select your dogs, build a team, train and condition, work with harnesses and sleds (AND how to repair them!), understand your dogs, and travel safely and efficiently. Not only will you learn all the fine points of mushing but you will really enjoy reading this book.
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My sister Miki and I learned to run dogs on our own. There weren’t many mushers around where we grew up, and few mushing books were available. Even today, with a burst of mushing books coming out, there are few, if any, comprehensive references for the serious musher.
We wrote this book for mushers who are tired of gleaning information frim newsletters, advertisements, and pet-owner handbooks. We have attempted to compile information that, until now, has been widely scattered and not readily available. Hopefully this will get information to mushers while saving them the trouble of doing all the research.
We wrote this book for mushers who already know how to hook up their dogs and stand on a sled. The beginning musher will find our book useful but should couple it with a book covering the elementary details. (A glossary ant the back of this book will help beginners, and additional books are listed in the references.)
Dog Driver is not just for competitive mushers; it is for mushing adventurers and mushers who run dogs for transportation or as a source of income, and for recreational mushers who want to understand their dogs and the sport better.
The knowledge that we gradually accumulated through our experiences (with many a bumped shin and bruised ego), and the knowledge that we gained from other dog drivers and literature, has moved us to share with other ushers—novices and professionals alike. This book is the result. Let’s hook up and get going.From the Inside Flap:
Completely revised and updated! Includes the latest information on equipment and training.Whether you are training for sprint or long-distance races, wilderness adventures, or mushing tours, this book has the answers you need. Based on interviews with top experts, over three decades of personal experience, and tens of thousands of miles on the runners, Miki and Julie Collins tell you how to: · Select and care for your dogs · Get the most out of every dog · Choose appropriate gear for the job · Recognize and correct problems, from medical to psychological · Handle a wide range of conditions · Prepare for various events, from races to extended wilderness trips · Make money with your team.The Collins sisters have spent their lives with sled dogs, using them to haul freight, run traplines, and trek into the depths of Alaska. They write regularly for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Mushing and other publications, and are the authors of three books.“. . . very interesting reading for the sled dog enthusiast, . . . Despite the volume and breadth of their discussion of sled dogs, . . . the reader cannot ignore those occasional anecdotal comments from Julie and Miki about their countless outdoor experiences in the bush of Alaska.” Joe Runyan 1985 Yukon Quest, 1989 Iditarod Champion
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Book Description Alpine Pubns Inc, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0931866480
Book Description Alpine Pubns Inc, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110931866480
Book Description Alpine Pubns Inc, 1991. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0931866480