OFSS Clinics and Games Weekend (Canicross/Caniwalk, Scooter and Bikejor): Sept. 8 & 9 2018

Killara Station, 5205 Gelert Rd, Minden September 8th and 9th, 2018

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These clinics with Karen Koehler will help you build your knowledge and skills to work in team with your dog on a scooter, bike or on your feet running or walking Canicross. As with all sports this sport has its risks, but when done properly, the fun and health benefits for you and your dog are there for you (providing the squirrels are not ☺)! Most dogs love to pull and pulling will maintain and improve their health! (Check with your veterinarian to see if they think your dog will enjoy and benefit from this sport.)

You can learn the correct equipment to use, trail etiquette, nutritional information for human and dog athletes, training program ideas for human and dog athletes, dog care tips especially for paws, learn about various places to train, clubs and races you can try. The clinic will tailor to the needs of the individual who come, focusing on the topics they are most interested in.

Karen Koehler has been teaching people how to do activities in the outdoors since 1997. She is a director of the Canadian Association of Harness Dog Sports, and past president of the Ontario Federation of Sleddog sports (OFSS). She has instructed adults and youth at OFSS and FQMECA club events, and taught private lessons for OFSS. She helped bring the 2017 International Federation of Sleddog Sports, Winter World Championship, to Haliburton Ontario, where she competed and placed as top North American female in two events. She competed at the IFSS 2015 Dryland World Championships in Bristol QC. She also competed in IFSS World Championships in Germany, Alaska and Norway. She began competing in harness dog sports in 2004 when she adopted her beloved first dog, a retired sled dog named Robbie.

Check out Yours Outdoors http://yoursoutdoors.ca/packages/dog-days-summer for more information including prices.

Schedule and Important Details

Must Pre-register for Lessons and Tips and Tricks with Yours Outdoors info@yoursoutdoors.ca

Must be an OFSS member to participate in all activities. OFSS Membership can be purchased at Killara Station on September 8th or 9th.

Some equipment is available for rent and purchase. Inquire with Yours Outdoors.

September 8th Level 1 Clinic, Fun Races and Games
(Things will begin at 8:00am but some adjustments may be made based on numbers and temperature after 11:00). Accommodations can be made to include people who are level 2 if they can only come on Saturday.

  • 8:00 to 9:30 Level 1 canicross/caniwalk and or scooter/ bikejor lesson
  • 9:30-11:00 Tips and Tricks Session
  • 11:15 Relay Race (Canicross/Caniwalk, Scooter, Bikejor)
  • 12:15 Lunch (pizza run – bring money if you want to order pizza slices)
  • 1:00 Prediction Race (Pick any style of racing canicross, caniwalk scooter or bikejor and predict the time it will take you to do 1 or 2km. Top 3 closest to their predicted time are the winners!)
  • 2:00 Gee Haw Games
  • 3:00 Debrief the day and question and answer
  • 4:00 BBQ and potluck (burgers and hot dogs will be provided, please bring additional items)

September 9th Level 2 Clinic Fun Races and Games
(Things will begin at 8:00am but some adjustments may be made based on numbers and temperature after 11:00). Accommodations can be made to include people who are level 1 if they can only come on Sunday.

  • 8:00-9:30 Level 2 canicross/caniwalk, and or scooter/bikejor lesson
  • 9:30-11:00 Tips and Tricks Session
  • 11:15 Relay Race (Canicross, Scooter, Bikejor)
  • 12:15 Lunch (pizza run – bring money if you want to order pizza slices)
  • 1:00-2:00 Prediction Race Prediction Race (Pick any style of racing canicross, caniwalk scooter or bikejor and predict the time it will take you to do 1 or 2km. Top 3 closest to their predicted time are the winners.
Updated: August 31, 2018 — 9:46 am

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