to Enjoy a Sled Dog Race!!
racing can provide your family with unique and exciting
entertainment. To enjoy the sport at its fullest, take
advantage of the following tips.
bring your pets to the race site. Drivers of racing
teams cannot be responsible for the safety of your
animals. Races can be disrupted by pets bolting onto
your camera and take all the pictures you want.
However, if you are using a Polaroid, please be aware
that the chemicals used in the film are poisonous to
photographers should make sure that their activities
will not startle the dogs or interfere with a team's
moves toward or away from the trail may cause a team
to bolt so pick your position and hold it until all
teams in your area have passed your post.
offer a dog treats and always ask before petting.
if a dog shows signs of nervousness, this is not the
time to form an alliance with him. He has important
business at hand and should not be distracted. Many
people feel that they 'have a way with animals"
but a sled dog race is not the place to test that
toddlers in hand. Eager dogs, ready to run, may leap
or rear up in anticipation of the race and it would be
unfortunate to have an accident that was the fault of
neither dog nor child.
with race officials. Stay clear of the trail. Stand
well back as anyone too close may distract the dogs
and cause them to bolt or balk. It's easier for
everyone to have a clear view of the teams if the
crowd is not jammed together.
- For more information check out
& Driver Magazine
booklet about sled dog racing, send your name and address
along with $2.00 to:
Sled Dog Racing Association
Steele, Executive Director