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Alaskan Sled
Dog School




Learn everything from sled handling to racing in the Iditarod from Iditarod veteran musher Bill Cotter.


Beginner mushers will learn how to feed, care and harness dogs plus the art of sled handling and manoeuvering.  They will mush their own team each day. 


Intermediate mushers will learn everything about racing.  Care and feeding in races, camping, medical care of dogs, booties - when and how to use, race strategies and running test schedules.  They can also lease a team and run a qualifying race.  Once they qualify they can then run the Iditarod or Yukon Quest.




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These companies kindly sponsored our

"Sled Dog Shield" 2013.

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The best quality dog food, treats, toys, accessories, bundles, flea, tick &
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    SHCNSW hosts a variety of dog sledding events between May and September each year,at locations such as Belanglo State Forest, Wingello State

Forest. The premier event is The Sled Dog Shield held in July, and point score competition events are held throughout the season

       We start the season with "Mush Up", and conclude it with "Mush Down" and at all events, 1 and 2 dog classes pull 2-wheeled scooters, while 3 or more

dogs pull various types of 3 and 4 wheeled rigs.

                                                                              Please check the calendar below for full details of the 2015 events

                                                                                         Free Intro to Sledding day

                                                                                 the club runs a free Introduction to Sledding Day each year in April or May, just before Mush Up.

                                                                                                                     This event is open to the public and you don't need any experience
                                                                                                               or equipment, just your dog - and a bicycle helmet if you have one


Click for details 

                                                                          Intro to Sledding Manual




                                                                   Topics covered include


                                                                  - Equipment needed


                                                                 - Calendar of events


                                                                 - History of sled dog


                                                                 - Mushing commands


                                                                - Getting started in mushing


                                                                - FAQ about sled dogs


                                                                - All about harnesses and towlines


                                                                - Mushing with pride: feeding, watering, housing



                                                                   Download this introductory guide to the sport of dog sledding!

                                                                                                                Published 2010

                                                                - Bloat - the mother of all emergencies



                                                                           Race Results 2015
                                                                                   For pre-2015 results click here


                                                                      2015 Entry Forms (coming soon)

                                                                                                                   Mush up 2015

                                                                                                                   DITD 2015

                                                                                            Sled dog shield 2015

                                                                                            Mush Down 2015






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 Race Rules Here

                                                                             See above for entry forms for the events below.
2nd May 2015
Introduction to Sledding Weekend/
New Season mush up


      Belanglo state forest

       click for directions

          16th May 2015 

     Sunday 17th May 2015

Dash In the Dark
 Training Run

 Saturday & Sunday

20th & 21st June 2015

SHCNSW Classic


4th & 5th July 2015

 Combined Canberra/SHCNSW
     Kowan forest
    Saturday & Sunday  
 18th & 19th July 2015
  Sled dog shield


    29th August 2015



Belanglo state forest




For Further Information  


Please contact the following sledding sub-committee members for any further information.


Michael Looney
0431 410 006
Peter Rose 0422 183 126
David Turner (02) 4889 4048






                                                                - Mushing equipment suppliers


                                                                                   So come along and see what sledding is all about and give it a go yourself on the day!


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