Most people who are interested in Canicross (and other small team sports) just want to spend more time with their dog. De-stress on the trails or pathways after work, and forget about the rest of the world for a few blissful minutes.
But, that doesn’t mean you never want to see other human beings. Never is such a strong word…you’re just picky in who you want to spend time with. And wouldn’t it be nice to have someone to talk to about your new mushing passion. To chat with someone who can swap ideas for the next trail to run on. Someone else in the world who knows the training (or vet bill) struggles you’re going through.
Better yet, a few someone’s!
That’s where a great club comes in. It’s a place to meet likeminded handlers, to learn about new trails, to scope out the best place to find used harnesses. In a world that’s hectic it’s nice to just sink into a group where you don’t have to worry about accidently let slip that you’re a crazy sporting dog handler.
Even if you’ve given up hiding it at work, it’s nice to go somewhere where you don’t have to explain yourself 😉
That’s where clubs like Wheel Dog League come in.
With a “niche” sport like mushing we’ve tried to solve the problem by going virtual to bring a large community of enthusiasts together. But, don’t let that fool you into thinking we’re not a real “community.”
Online clubs like ours, are a great way to get involved in the mushing community, chat with other members, and even find local mushers to meet up with if you want. It sure helps practice some of those passing skills!
You love Canicross too much to hide your inner musher any longer – wear that badge with honor!
If you’re an existing member, feel free to give a shout out on our Facebook page to all those lurking in the background unsure if a Canicross club is right for them.
If you’re new to the sport, what are you waiting for? We’d love to see you in the League and on the trail with us!