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Advanced Sled Dog Sports (Course ID: 2FG-2019)


Advanced Sled Dog Sports (Course ID: 2FG-2019)

Duration: 2 weeks

Dates: Oct 21 - Nov 03, 2019

Age: Min. 19 yrs.

Cost: $2,415.00 USD (all inclusive, tax included)

Prerequisite: Letter of qualification (briefly explaining experience and expected outcomes)

 

General Enrolment Prerequisites

The ES 60/40 Rule applies: Each participant is expected to contribute more to the overall course outcome than they intend to take from it. Students must be self-motivated, physically fit, able to exercise appropriate independent living skills, and willing to engage in all activities. Ultimately, promoting a respectful and safe environment is the obligation of all participants.

 

General Overview

This unique 2-week course runs consecutively to the Earth Studies Winter Lifestyle & Animal Connection course and builds on the experiences, skill sets, and confidence acquired during the Animal Connection component. 

Applicants for enrollment who have not taken previous courses with Earth Studies will have to provide proof of and demonstrate an equivalently solid level of knowledge and skills with sled dogs in order to be considered for this course. It is not for beginners.

 Students will have additional opportunity to cani-cross, bike-jor and dog cart on Earth Studies’ extensive and technical private trail network. In addition, Earth Studies has partnered with The Dog Masters USA to offer a Dog Musher Mentorship Training course.

 

 

Component: Advanced Dryland Sled Dog Sports (80 hrs.)

 

This unique 2-week course runs consecutively to the Earth Studies Lifestyle & Animal Connection course and builds on the experiences, skill sets, and confidence acquired during the Animal Connection component. Students will have opportunity to canicross, bikejor or dog cart, as the huskies are trained and conditioned in preparation for the winter months ahead.

During this intense certification course students will learn about the traditional art of advanced dog-powered sports through 40 hours of immersive group and individual workshops with our resident pack of huskies. In additional, developing knowledge of terminologies, equipment and technique savviness are highlighted aspects of this course.

By the courses’ conclusion, students will have a solid foundation of skills and experience working with huskies and pack dynamics while pursuing their passions in animal education and sled dog related outdoor travel and sport. Students successfully completing this course will receive a certificate reflecting their knowledge and experience in:

 

1.1  Advanced dog behaviour training

1.2  Dog psychology and education

1.3  Dryland sled dog sports training

1.4  Leadership and risk management

1.5  Trail, kennel and equipment maintenance

1.6  Daily log entries and case history development

1.7  Nutrition, conditioning, grooming and triage techniques

1.8  Learn to make and repair dog harness equipment

1.9  Volunteer at the Canadian Dryland Sled Dog Championships, Bristol Québec

 

For additional information and planning details, please contact Mr. Geoffrey Cushing, Director of Operations for any Internships & Gap Course related questions at 819-647-3226 or geoffrey@earthstudies.ca.