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Old 01-27-2013, 01:48 PM   #1
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I'm going to get into this with Miyavi

I'm placing an order for her harness soon and then will start training her(with ground training). I have to start teaching her the commands for it too(left, right, go slower, start pulling, etc)

I think she'll like this a lot The scooters aren't as expensive as I thought they would be either.

Does anyone on here do dog scootering or know of anyone that does?

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Old 01-27-2013, 02:10 PM   #2
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I had been looking into that. I do cross country skiing with my dog (skijor) but I'm not a very good skier and I kind of put the cart before the horse and just took him out and did it without working on any real training. Lately we have been training a little with the commands. What we do is get out into an open field and my husband skis out and I have the dog follow him. I have been pulled down a lot because the dog gets interested in something off to the side.
Which scooter are you going to get? I was looking into Diggler brand but I might check out some of the toy stores and bike stores to see if they have ones with a broad platform and big tires.
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Ah, I read about that. But I've never done skiing before so I didn't think that would be a good option.

I'm not completely sure yet about which scooter I will get. I have two I'm still deciding between which is either; Blauwerk Willy or Diggler DSK.

There was also another one that seemed it would be a great choice but the place I was going to order from was Out of stock on it, plus it seemed more like an 'advanced' scooter instead of one for a beginner. I might look into it after Miya and I have been doing it for awhile. {Or I might just order it as soon as it is back in stock-I checked the companies(Pawtrek) website too and it was Out of Stock there too}

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I haven't heard of these scooters. They do sound interesting though.
Ok, I just HAD to check them out. How Cool!!!!!
http://digglerstore.com/collections/dog-scooters

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Isn't it? ^^ Can't wait to start with Miya.

Though...She's been a brat and won't let me get her measurements so I can order her harness, maybe I'll ask the groomers to help me tomorrow ^^

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I watched the vids and just loved the concept!!!!

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I figured it's a great way for Miya to be able to run with me(I can't run myself, bad knees-which is sad to say when I'm only 24 )

Just ordered Miya's harness, it's a custom x-back, hopefully I did the measurements right. It'll be 4-6 weeks before I get it.

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I figured it's a great way for Miya to be able to run with me(I can't run myself, bad knees-which is sad to say when I'm only 24 )

Just ordered Miya's harness, it's a custom x-back, hopefully I did the measurements right. It'll be 4-6 weeks before I get it.
How cool!!!!

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One thing I do have to say for anyone reading this who might take up skijor...get a good harness for yourself, don't skimp on that. Usually the dog harnesses are pretty good if you buy one from a ski place, but on a people harness you should get one with the straps that go under the legs from front to back, or it will ride up. That's hard to adjust when you're moving along.
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