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May 8

2:00 pm PT

This talk is eligible for CEUs from: IAABC, KPA


My dog could pull a cart? A sulky? A wagon? Me on skis? A sled? How cool would that be?! Oh, but what are all those straps for? What kind of harness do I need and how does it fit the dog? What’s the difference between skijorring and sledding and pulling a wagon? Are there titles? Can we go in parades? Will I have to spend the rest of my life walking in front of my dog or can I train him to go in front of me? How do I teach the little parts of pulling so my dog doesn’t panic?

Let Sue Ailsby break down the details of equipment and training so both you and your dog can enjoy the pulling sports!

Presented By:

Sue Ailsby

Sue (she/her) has been in the dog community since 1957. That’s a lot of time to try new things and figure out what works and what doesn’t! Sue is a retired conformation and obedience judge, handler, breeder of chihuahuas, miniature schnauzers, Australian cattle dogs, and giant schnauzers, a professional groomer, and a semi-retired educator. She is or has been active in conformation, obedience, rally, sled racing, drafting, herding, packing, water trials, tracking, agility, flyball and scent hurdle racing, search and rescue, duck hunting, nosework, and is both a service dog trainer and partner. She’s now exploring the possibilities of treiball and barn hunt.

Sue has also spent a happy lifetime on the couch curled up with dogs.