FurWheeling as defined by me is almost any moving sport you have your dog tethered to you or the device you are riding. More commonly referred to as mushing and associated with sleds, this is a recreational type of mushing actually usually done on dry land. A bicycle, scooter, or cart are typical “FurWheeling” vehicles. Skiing is also becoming a very popular FurWheeling sport.
FurWheeling is done strictly for fun and health aspects for your dog as well as bonding and other wonderful psychological enhancements these type of activities can stimulate. To Get involved You only need one dog and it can be as small as our Chinese Crested(7 lbs.)!! This is because depending on your dogs size and activity level he can pull, walk, or run. That is why these FurWheeling activities are so cool. There are many different ways to hook your pooch up to you or your bicycle or other ride. Depending on the hook up will determine the position of your dog and if he will have to pull or just run/walk. I run my dogs many different ways so i have become quite knowledgeable on the pros and cons of most. Also your dog doesn’t need much training to get going, almost all dogs know how to run, and again depending on the way you tether him he will have to behave relatively speaking.
It is important to make sure you outfit your dog appropriately including the most important aspect is a harness. There are many different harnesses available I recommend for most activities a tracking harness. It Tethers to the center of your dogs body giving you more control and less wiggle room for your dog. it also helps with weight distribution to help protect your dog. Some of the attachment devices offer more hookup options and a 4 point hookup harness maybe the best choice. This is sometimes referred to as a Pulka or Sacco harness and is designed for pulling. I will try to post a harness section at some point soon! Please Check Out My Info and definitely ask me any questions or share your knowledge as well. As always it is a good idea to talk to your vet about any new exercise routine you may engage your pet in!